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Lafleur 1999


Case Format: 6x75cl

Max score: 18.0

Château Lafleur is a tiny 4.5-hectare Pomerol property located opposite Pétrus and next to La Fleur-Pétrus, producing wines of comparable quality. Its vineyards are situated on the gravel-rich Pomerol plateau Only natural fertilisers are used and yields are extremely low, even by Pomerol standards. Lafleur’s wine is typically a blend of 50/50 Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the latter lending a spectacularly intense perfume. They can display layers and layers of concentrated, black fruits, minerals, tobacco spices and creamy liquorice on the palate. The best vintages can last for up to 50 years.



Neal Martin

Tasted from an ex-chateau bottle at the Lafleur vertical dinner at Attersee in Austria. The 1999 is an overlooked vintage for Lafleur and is a strong challenger for the wine of the vintage. The Cabernet Franc component is still expressive on the nose with brambly red fruit, scorched earth, sandalwood and hints of dark chocolate. It is very well defined and potent in the context of the vintage. The palate is extremely well balanced with a supple entry and an insistent grip. There retains elements of clove and chestnut, but the finish is still quite precocious, if missing the complexity of a truly great Lafleur. Nevertheless, this is a superb wine and a great success for “Jacky G”. Tasted June 2012.

Jancis Robinson

Deep crimson. Lightly fragrant. Lilies and green vegetation but enormous concentration, and a hint of dark chocolate. Vibrant and playful on the finish. Serious wine!!! You can really see the difference between this and some of the more oenologist-constructed wines in this line up.


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