1990 La Conseillante, Pomerol

SKU #950904 97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This deep ruby/garnet-hued 1990 reveals considerable amber at the edge as well as a knock-out bouquet of cedar, kirsch, licorice, roasted herbs, and spice box. An exuberant, atypically flamboyant effort, it possesses supple texture, medium to full body, sweet fruit, plenty of glycerin, and attractive melted tannin. This wine has been delicious since birth, but additional nuances continue to develop in the bottle. Drink it over the next decade. (RP)  (6/2009)

90 points Wine Spectator

 A bit funky but delicious now. Medium-red color with an amber edge. Aromas of ripe berries, earth and saddle leather. Medium-bodied, with spicy flavors, soft tannins and a ripe fruit finish.  (4/2000)

K&L Notes

94 points Neal Martin: "The La Conseillante 1990 continues to deliver again and again. Here, it has a gorgeous and unashamed voluptuous bouquet where the marine element, here suggestions of brine and kelp, are more accentuated than previous examples. The palate is finely balanced with a supremely well-judged seam of acidity embroidered through the sumptuous fruit. There are plenty of macerated dark cherries mixed with mulberry and a little sandalwood, the finish perhaps just a little more "brusque" than previous examples. But this remains a gorgeous La Conseillante - a benchmark for that era, and this is one of the best bottles that I have tasted. Tasted December 2013." (5/2014, Neal Martin's Wine Journal, eRobertParker.com)

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
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France

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Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Pomerol