1985 Chateau La Conseillante Pomerol


1985 Chateau La Conseillante Pomerol

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1985 Chateau La Conseillante Pomerol

Medium ruby, exceptional nose with pure capsicum, mature blackberry, forest floor; the palate is medium-bodied, silky integrated tannins, balanced alcohol, the fruit has developed a mature soy character that provides a depth of flavor without prominence, medium-plus acidity, again some forest floor; medium-plus length finish. A lovely example of mature Bordeaux, with the complexity on the nose being a real strength.

Critical Acclaim

98 James Suckling

This is a wine sometimes thought to be overshadowed by the estate’s own 1989, though it is clearly beginning to put this in doubt. I have opened a number of bottles from the vintage recently, and they were spectacular. It’s a wine that evolves with time, showing black olives, berries, chocolate and hints of cedar. It’s full-bodied, very balanced and shows bright acidity and a beautiful finish. An incredibly intense Pomerol with fresh herb undertones.

94 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 1985 Château La Conseillante has long been one of my favorite vintages of this decade and this ex-château bottle, opened by co-proprietor Valmy Nicolas, did nothing to change that opinion. The nose is disarming with those gorgeous warm gravel scents infusing the melted red berry fruit. This is Pomerol through and through, fully mature yet still captivating. The palate is beautifully balanced with fine tannin, and moderate depth, displaying that fleshiness and comeliness that the finest 1985 Pomerol wines possess. It is an almost easy to drink in nature, so much so that you almost miss its inherent complexity. At its peak now, if you own any bottles, enjoy them now, though larger formats will offer 10-15 years of pleasure. 

93 Wine Spectator

Beautifully defined black currant, plum, anise and herbal flavors with richness, depth and elegance that keep you coming back for more. Has the concentration, structure and balance for the long term.

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