1998 La Conseillante
By Chateau La Conseillante
The 1998 La Conseillante from Chateau La Conseillante, Pomerol, Bordeaux
In the pantheon of eminent Bordeaux vintages, the 1998 La Conseillante from Chateau La Conseillante is a beacon of refinement and complexity. This particular year was marked by an optimal climatic balance in Pomerol, particularly favouring the right bank with a generous warmth and ample dry conditions during the crucial pre-harvest period. The result has been wines of significant structure and longevity, of which La Conseillante is a paragon.
Distinctive Elegance: A Vintage Canvas
The tapestry of the 1998 vintage at Chateau La Conseillante is finely woven with dark ripe fruits and an exquisitely refined tannic structure. The quintessence of Pomerol's merlot is on full display – luxurious plum and blackberry flavours combined harmoniously with subtler hints of truffle and an underpinning of minerality that only this terroir can express as eloquently.
Time has graced the 1998 La Conseillante with a bouquet that continues to unfurl its myriad layers. The integration of oak is masterful, providing a smoky edge to the silky fruit core. This wine’s evolution in bottle captures the essence of well-judged cellaring potential.
Investment Merits: Poised for Engaging Palates
For connoisseurs and investors alike, the 1998 La Conseillante commands attention not only for its current drinking appeal but also for its steady appreciation potential. As these bottles reach their peak maturity, their value in discerning markets is decidedly pronounced.
The finesse and power that hallmark a great Bordeaux are perfectly encapsulated in this vintage. It possesses that rare equilibrium where approachability meets cellar-worthiness—a coveted trait for any investor looking to add gravitas to their collection.
A Harmonious Investment for Enthusiasts
In concordance with its legacy, the 1998 La Conseillante from Chateau La Conseillante represents an attractive proposition for robust portfolios. Embodying both poise and prominence, it's a statement piece that continues to enchant palates while reaffirming its stature as a venerable Pomerol investment. Its narrative is not merely told through the lens of scintillating reviews or ledger entries but through every savoured sip that reaffirms its esteemed rank within Bordeaux's rich tapestry.
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Scores and tasting notes
An evolved dark plum/garnet color is followed by captivating, sexy, raspberry, soy, Asian spice, kirsch liqueur, and toasty vanillin aromas. While not a blockbuster, this opulently-textured, medium-bodied effort is a model of elegance, harmony, finesse, and complexity. This wine's low acidity as well as wonderfully ripe fruit invite immediate consumption; it should last for 12-15 years.
Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 22 April 2001