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  • Producer ranking ?

    9
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
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This great château is located on the plateau of Pomerol next to its famous neighbours Château LAFLEUR and Château PETRUS. It was acquired by Ets. Jean- Pierre MOUEIX in 1953.
Today the estate is composed 90% of Merlot with an average vine age of 30 years and 10% of Cabernet Franc with an average vine age of 50 years.  Christian Moueix' obsessive work in the vineyard focuses on sap flow and the treatment of each vine individually.  In the cellar, vinifications are extremely precise but quite traditional: vinification in cement and stainless steel, aging in oak barriques for 18-22 months (usually ~50% new oak).

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Chateau Lafleur-Petrus 1998 Big, intense, ripe, oaky and maturing nose with decadent plummy fruit, coconut, leather mushrooms and spices. Big, fruity attack with dark, maturing plummy fruit, cassis, oak spice, tar and mushrooms. Big but super silky tannins, very smooth mid-palate and a long, rich finish. Decadent pleasure today and could probably develop further. Drink now-2020 94p
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Pomerol, Bordeaux

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