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Lafleur 2001


Case Format: 6x75cl

Max score: 98.0

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.

£2,850.00 IN BOND

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Neal Martin

Tasted with Jacques Guinaudeau at the property, the 2001 remains an exceptionally fine Lafleur. It is very similar to the bottle tasted blind just three months before with crushed stone inflecting the vibrant black fruits, not a powerful bouquet but one of great clarity and mineralite. The palate is beautifully balanced with racy acidity, tensile tannins and a satin-like texture towards the finish. This has immense potential. Tasted June 2011.

Jancis Robinson

59% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Franc – a great, late vintage, picked in October. Cool nights. Very classic. Deep shaded ruby. Mature rim. Great depth and poise. Lovely fragrance, balance and quite evolved. Pure aristocratic Pomerol. Rich start, minerally middle and long finish. Neat and fresh. Not opulent, and more Cabernet Franc than Merlot on the nose, but a subtle velvety thing. Build-up on the finish is not a shattering crescendo.


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