Lafleur - 2014 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Château Lafleur

99 points - The Wine Advocate
95 points - The Wine Advocate

Regular price €1,974.00 Inc Vat
€2,632.00/l
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The 2016 Lafleur is blended of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot grown mainly on gravel over clay. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the nose begins by slowly releasing gorgeous, beguiling scents of truffles, black soil, crushed rocks and smoked meats, giving way to a beautiful perfume of red roses, dark chocolate-covered cherries, oolong tea and lavender with wafts of cigar box and iron ore. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is completely coated with taut, tightly wound yet ethereally weighted layers of earth, mineral and perfumed black fruits, firmly fixed by very fine-grained tannins and great freshness, finishing very long and incredibly fragrant.
The 2014 Lafleur has a lucid hue. The bouquet bides its time, gradually unfolding with scents of raspberry coulis, blackberry, black truffle and just a faint hint of dark chocolate, all beautifully defined and yet you know it is keeping something in reserve. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin. There is that backbone, which of course you expect with this Pomerol, but also a sense of refinement and poise, a seam of spiciness that develops with time in the glass that prolongs the finish. No, it is not the greatest Lafleur that I have tasted. It's just a really great Pomerol that will give many years of pleasure.
Country:
France
Region:
Bordeaux
Appellation:
pomerol
Producer:
Château Lafleur
Grapes/Blend:
Typically 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Franc
Ageing:
18 months 50% new oak barrels
Pairing sugesstion:
Beef,Venison,Hard Cheese,Grilled vegetables,Lamb,Duck

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Château Lafleur was founded in 1872 by Henri Greloud, who purchased a small domaine of 4.5 hectares which he named after the hamlet, Lafleur. Still in the hands...

Château Lafleur was founded in 1872 by Henri Greloud, who purchased a small domaine of 4.5 hectares which he named after the hamlet, Lafleur. Still in the hands of the family, the Château is now run by his great great grandchildren, Jacques and Sylvie Guinaudeau, and their children. The team today consists of fifteen dedicated vignerons, whose passion and enthusiasm in the vineyards and cellars are key in the production of the wine.

“We do everything ourselves, with exactly the same team in both the vineyard and cellar. The pruners are the same people who tie up the vines with us for trellising, or thin the leaves when necessary, or bring the grapes in at harvest, or bottle the finished wine. There is never the idea of handing one stage over to the next person – we are all in it together.” Baptiste Guinaudeau, Winemaker

“What I appreciate particularly about the Guinaudeaus is that, most unusually for Bordeaux, they have an almost Burgundian ethos of care and personal attention in the way they run the property. The family personally works the vineyards and seems to know practically every vine.” Jancis Robinson OBE MW

The vineyards are located on the gravel-rich Pomerol plateau and adjoin those of la Fleur-Pétrus, while the property is opposite Pétrus. The wines are typically a blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Franc with the best vintages ageing for up to 50 years.

"One of the most distinctive, most exotic, and greatest wines – not only in Pomerol, but in the world.” Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

"The wine amply deserves its high prices.” Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve

"The greatest wine I ever had was a magnum of Lafleur 1947 from John Avery's private cellar, even though it was served alongside the famous Cheval Blanc 1947.” Stephen Browett, Farr Vintners

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