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  • Country ranking ?

    446
  • Producer ranking ?

    14
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    from 2020
  • Food Pairing

    Roast Leg of Lamb with Mint Pesto & Mustard Crumbs

The Story

Between the estates of Pétrus and La Fleur-Pétrus, amid vineyards, stands a stone house with closed shutters. The road that winds to the house between the vine rows has no signs or indications as to the name of the place. The construction looks more like a maintenance shed for the neighbouring estates than the main building of a winery. However, this is a house that makes one of the most desirable wines in Bordeaux: Château Lafleur.

Lafleur’s wines form an interesting contrast to their neighbour, Pétrus. Their terroirs differ significantly, even though the distance between them is only 50–100 metres. Whereas Pétrus is more seductively rich, full-bodied and intense, Lafleur is charming in its elegance, femininity and subtlety.
Lafleur’s wines are delightful, but they do require aging for at least twenty years in order to display their full, nuanced character. Guinaudeau’s investments into improving quality in all of Lafleur’s functions promise an even better future for the friends of Lafleur. Although tasting the 1947, 1950, 1961, 1975 or 1982, one can only wonder whether Lafleur’s wines could get any better?

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12 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Deep and Purple

ending

Long, Extensive and Pure

nose

Youthful, Fresh, Refined and Rich

taste

Balanced, Youthful, Full-bodied, Focused, Vigor, Perfumed and Silky tannins

Verdict

Sexy and Impressive

Written Notes

Tasted in April and October 2016. Big difference between tasted samples. The one in October was like iron fist in velvet glove, lmost brtl on te alate wit enrmous intensity and concentration. Stunning richness, structure and depth. Wow! Another wine legend on the way!

  • 99p
Medium deep colour. Expansive and expressive wine with intense mulberry plum star anise aromas and savoury biscuity oak nuances. Vigorous yet seem less with generous mulberry plum fruits, touch of praline and vanilla and hint of graphite. Tannins are lacey and dry. Inky fruit pastille notes plume towards the end palate. Chalky al dente firm with a bitter chinotto kick at the finish. Understated yet gorgeous. 97 points 49cf 51% merlot 
  • 97p
Lafleur Pomerol - 51% Merlot 49% Cabernet Franc - 14.3% Alcohol Tighter nose, creamy hints, redcurrant, this is layered, intense, with cool fruit, powerful but elegant big structure but coped with it quite easily. Really fine. 94-97/100 2030-2050
  • 95p

Information

Origin

Pomerol, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Extraordinary

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

Good

Fake factory

None

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 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Lafleur 2015  ( Château Lafleur )

Tasted in April and October 2016. Big difference between tasted samples. The one in October was like iron fist in velvet glove, lmost brtl on te alate wit enrmous intensity and concentration. Stunning richness, structure and depth. Wow! Another wine legend on the way!

8m 22d ago

92p
 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Lafleur 2015  ( Château Lafleur )

"Before visiting this property, I heard from my collegaues from wine media, that 2015s from Guinaudeaus were stunning. Unfortunately, that wasn't my impression from visiting this property that particular day. Bad samples? It seems, I've to retaste all wines as soon as possible.
Lafleur - surprisingly light in colour, lot of oak, fine potential is unquestionably there, but not proved at all during my tasting that day. 92+p?"

1y 2m ago

97p
 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Lafleur 2015  ( Château Lafleur )

"Medium deep colour. Expansive and expressive wine with intense mulberry plum star anise aromas and savoury biscuity oak nuances. Vigorous yet seem less with generous mulberry plum fruits, touch of praline and vanilla and hint of graphite. Tannins are lacey and dry. Inky fruit pastille notes plume towards the end palate. Chalky al dente firm with a bitter chinotto kick at the finish. Understated yet gorgeous. 97 points 49cf 51% merlot "

1y 3m ago

95p
 Will Gardener / Nickolls & Perks, Wine Dealer (United Kingdom)  tasted  Lafleur 2015  ( Château Lafleur )

"Lafleur Pomerol - 51% Merlot 49% Cabernet Franc - 14.3% Alcohol Tighter nose, creamy hints, redcurrant, this is layered, intense, with cool fruit, powerful but elegant big structure but coped with it quite easily. Really fine. 94-97/100 2030-2050"

1y 3m ago

96p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Lafleur 2015  ( Château Lafleur )

"Ruby. Red berries, blueberries, fruity, scented, some floral notes, violets and minerals, seductive nose, quite intense. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, ripe, rich, intense, probably the most powerful Pomerol this year with L'Evangile, intense, some coffee and chocolate, cassis and blueberries, vanilla and wood, firm. Long. 95-97"

1y 3m ago

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