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Lafleur

Château Lafleur is a Bordeaux wine from the appellation Pomerol. The winery is located on the Right Bank of the Bordeaux wine region, in the commune of Pomerol in the department Gironde. As all wine produced in this appellation, Château Lafleur is unclassified, but the estate is estimated among the great growths of the region. Among the most rare and expensive wines, the wine is widely cited as one of the world's finest.

Since 1984 the estate has also produced a second wine named Les Pensées de Lafleur, which has been termed an 'insider's secret'.

The vineyard area consists of 4 hectares with the grape varieties of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc.

The annual production averages 1,000 cases of the Grand vin Château Lafleur and approximately 750 cases of the second wineLes Pensées de Lafleur.

Red

2000

Lafleur

Bordeaux

100 RP

Mint 

6x75cl

0

IB

Still Wine

100 Robert Parker

An utterly awesome wine, the only problem with the 2000 Lafleur is that I indicated its maturity window would be 2012-2040+. Based on two tastings of it, I would now argue 2020-2060+. Yes, it is that backward, but it has extraordinary potential. Dense ruby/purple to the rim, this fabulously concentrated wine has a sweet nose of kirsch liqueur intermixed with licorice and subtle floral notes as well as a hint of truffle in the background. It is stacked and packed on the attack, with a multi-dimensional mid-palate of unbelievable intensity of concentration and richness, yet at the same time all this power is allied to striking elegance, purity, and depth. This is great Bordeaux, a profound Lafleur, and in about ten years, much of its magic should begin to be unleashed. If you can find it, it is an extraordinary wine, and as expensive as it was a decade ago, it will look cheap compared to prices for more recent vintages.

 

100 Neal Martin

Tasted from an ex-chateau bottle at the Lafleur vertical dinner in Austria. I have not tasted this behemoth for two or three years, but even against the mighty twins of 2005 and 2009, I believe that this is the one that they have to match up to. The nose rivets your feet to the spot. It is almost Left Bank in terms of grandeur, as if Latour and momentarily been transferred to Pomerol. It displays astounding delineation and intensity with primal black fruits, crushed stone, Alpine streams and graphite. The palate is full-bodied and remains very backward. It has a precision of a Swiss timepiece with a fabulous sense of minerality, almost shimmering with tension. There is an ineffable sense of harmony here. Truly, this is a masterpiece. Tasted June 2012.


Price: £6,626.00

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