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  • Country ranking ?

    501
  • Producer ranking ?

    7
  • Decanting time

    4h
  • When to drink

    from 2030
  • Food Pairing

    Beef

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97-98 JAMES SUCKLING: "This is a tannic and structured red with loads of walnut, hazelnut, dark-berry and wet-earth character. Full-bodied yet tight and reserved. Muscular and beautifully formed." 

96-99 WINESPECTATOR: "A brick house, featuring steeped currant and plum fruit, scored by tobacco, bay leaf and charcoal notes. A great tug of earth lurks underneath, but there´s plenty of fruit to handle it. This is a big one.—J.M."

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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 cell...

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Vintage 2018

Report and recommendations for the 2018 Bordeaux vintage

by Andrew Caillard MW

2018 is an exceptional year. Bordeaux whites and Sauternes are very good, but from an Australian perspective, the excitement is all in the red wines. All sub-regions produced examples of very good wines, but some performed better than others. Generally, the largest estates have made exemplary wines illustrating that the human factor and wealth can have a major...

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Written Notes

Ruby. Blueberries, anise, some spices, liquorice nose, layered and detailed. Minerals. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, blueberries, detailed, layered, nuanced, rich, deep and intense, stunning balance, incredible length, the aftertaste just goes on and on, and on. WOW. 97-99

  • 99p

Deep crimson. Intense dark cherry, dark plum praline aromas with inky notes. Gorgeously seductive wine with deep set dark cherry, dark plum fruits, dense supple totally ripe tannins, excellent mid palate richness and superb acid line. Finishes velvety and long. A substantial wine with the density and perfect structure to age for the long term.

  • 100p

Dark purple colour with violet hue and almost black core. Complex and exuberant nose with multi-layered fruit and elegant spiciness. On the palate well great elegance and freshness, sweet tannins, lush fruit and great finesse in the finish, a wine with great persistence. 

  • 97p
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Origin

Pomerol, Bordeaux

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94-96 THE WINEADVOCATE: "Composed of 91% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 la Fleur-Petrus has a medium garnet-purple color and opens softly and quietly with perfumed nuances of violets, potpourri, underbrush and garrigue with a core of warm plums, blueberry compote and raspberry pie plus touches of smoked meats and crushed rocks. Medium-bodied, the palate is charged with wonderfully energetic red and black fruits, framed by fine-grained tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing beautifully fragrant."

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