1989 Conseillante

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / POMEROL
  • 90 WS
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 52458-1989-750-3A
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    A bit tart like the 1990. This was more popular with the other tasters but I found its superripeness just a tiny bit lacking in refreshment. Strong black-cherry flavours.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    An outstanding wine of subtle spice, cherry and herb aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, with ripe fruit and soft tannins. Long, chocolate and spice aftertaste.--1989 Bordeaux horizontal.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Bordeaux Book(2003) | Rating: 96

    Somewhat similar to the 1990, but slightly more structured, with more noticeable tannin and a meatier style, this is still a very perfumed, exotic, expansive, sensationally concentrated wine that should age effortlessly for another 10-15 years. In that sense, it might actually outlast the 1990, but what a pair these two wines make. The wine has a dark garnet/ruby color and fabulous aromatics of black raspberries, kirsch, licorice, and copious amounts of toasted new oak. Relatively full-bodied for a La Conseillante, with great purity, sweet tannin, but noticeable structure and muscle, this is a relatively large-scaled La Conseillante that has always been one of the top wines of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: Now-2020. Last tasted, 12/02.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Bordeaux Book(1998) | Rating: 97

    This is an upper-ninety point La Conseillante that is very much in the style of the 1990. In comparing the two vintages, the 1989 has slightly more noticeable tannin and structure, but it is a perfumed, exotic, sweet, expansive, yummy wine that is hard to resist. These two wines represent La Conseillante's quintessential smooth as silk style, which often leads consumers to believe the wines will not last. One of the unexplainable facts of Bordeaux wine drinking is that even the softer, delicious, up-front wines can age impeccably when well-stored. Owners of the 1989 La Conseillantes should not hesitate to enjoy them now, as well as over the next 20 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2016-2025
    Author: Rollieb
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Big flowery, meaty flavor bomb with a medium to long finish. Great with strong cheese and friends.
    Author: cuje
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Blue fruit, mint, mocha, graphite. In the prime of its life, not going to get better I don't think.
    Drink Dates: 2011-2013
    Author: AJFox
  • Self | Rating:

    for Chantal' birthday 2009 wine was still excellent
    Author: hammer
  • Self | Rating:

    Got better w/ time
    Author: lakewine
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Great bottle. Not far behind 1990. Light ruby, nose of red fruit, slight bricking at the rim. Taste was expansive - nice depth of strawberry, raspberry with a slight tinge of earthiness. Just slightly behind the 90 in terms of depth and finish but still a hedonistic experience. 50+9+9+18+9=95
    Author: taipanli

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1558 bottles owned
  • 244 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 244 collectors)