1990 La Conseillante

Two ’90 Bordeaux were the same but different. The ’90 Montrose and ’90 La Conseillante were both big, ripe, and oaky, but the aroma and flavor profiles were quite different. The Conseillante showed more overtly fruity, too fruity, really, while the Montrose was more weedy (almost Napa mint, to me) and considerably rougher tannin, while still being pornographic in its extract level and ripeness. Both are still oozing puppy fat, so we won’t try that experiment again for a few years.

SY (1/03)