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    607
  • Producer ranking ?

    2
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    now to 2045
  • Food Pairing

    roasted meat

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96-98+ points Parker: "A mind-boggling effort, this is the finest La Fleur Petrus I have ever tasted. Layers and layers of black raspberry and black currant fruit intermixed with licorice, truffles, and earth are found in this dense ruby/purple-colored elixir. With extraordinary purity, decent acidity, melted tannins, and massive fruit..." (04/10) 97 points Suckling: "A wine that is extremely perfumed, with flowers and berries and hints of minerals. Chili. Full-bodied, with ultra-fine tannins. Muscular and powerful. Goes on and on. The finish is wonderful..." (02/12) 95-98 points Wine Spectator: "Licorice, blackberry, coffee bean and blueberry aromas; this gets more complex with every sniff. And what a palate. It's so polished, soft and cuddly. Like curling up in a big cashmere blanket. Full-bodied, yet balanced and fresh. Lots of tannins. But all in harmony. Hidden giant here." (03/31/10) 93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "There is great weight here, a wine that is dark and dense, packed with superb dusty tannins. Solid and with a firm core, but also opulent." (Web, 04/10) K&L's Notes: ** A great spicy nose and palate impression. This is quite racy, with fine depth of flavor. Note: Futures item. Wine will arrive late 2011 to 2013. You will be contacted for delivery instructions.

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The Story

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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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.
A unique opportunity occurred in 1994 when Ets. Jean-Pierre MOUEIX acquired from Miss Marie ROBIN (also the owner at the time of Château LAFLEUR) a 10- acres block originally belonging to Château LE GAY and spreading over a wonderful hillock facing Château LAFLEUR. On this hill stood an old but elegant house dating back to 1782 which in 1996 was completely restored and equipped with a new cellar and became the new Château LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS. Château LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS’s deep gravel gives the wine its elegance and distinction. The addition of old Cabernet Franc from Château LE GAY has provided a core to the wine, perfecting its harmony.

Appellation : Pomerol
Owner : Société Civile du Château LA FLEUR-PÉTRUS
Planted acreage : 35,5 acres
Grape varieties : 80% Merlot - 20% Cabernet Franc
Type of soil : gravel
Production : approximately 45,000 bottles

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Ruby. Scented, layered, little bit woody up front, behind layeres of dark fruits, rich and intense yet nuanced nose, floral notes and fine tobacco. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, rich and refreshing, bit woody still but fruit to handle, rich but never warm, it's showing more details than before, long. 94

  • 94p

Lovely nose, rich smoky loganberry fruit, majorly on red fruits, this is quite ripe and evolved. A hint of coconut shows the wood. Really clear precise fruit on the nose. Creamy and tight, elegant nice and spicy here, good grip and length. Not seemingly excessive tannin, succulent. Delicious brambly claret. On reassessment this appears the most evolved, dark chocolate at the end.

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Pomerol, Bordeaux

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