Château La Fleur Petrus Pomerol 2010
in mixed case $339.99
Located on the eastern side of the plateau of Pomerol between Lafleur and Pétrus (hence the name), La Fleur-Pétrus is ideally situated. Acquired by Ets. Jean-Pierre Moueix in 1953, in 1994 a 10 acre block originally belonging to Château Le Gay and spreading over a wonderful hillock facing Château Lafleur was added, bringing the vineyard size to 35 acres. Planted on deep gravel that lends elegance and distinction to the wine, the vineyards are planted 80% to Merlot and 20% to Cabernet Franc, including the addition of old Cabernet Franc from the new vineyard parcel.
What a complex nose of dark fruits, truffles and wet earth. Fascinating. Full, yet super long with ultra refined tannins and a long, long finish. It is tannic and muscular but polished and reserved. It's a wine with refinement and power. 98-99
This wine has a character similar to its cross-street neighbor, Petrus, displaying sweet mulberry and intense black fruit characteristics, with a hint of vanillin and loads of black cherry jam. Full-bodied, extravagantly luscious, with a skyscraper-like mid-palate and phenomenal length of close to 50 seconds, the wine has plenty of tannin, but the voluptuous fruit, power and overall glycerin and intensity tend to conceal much of it. Elegant but compellingly rich and authoritative, the 2010 is a truly magnificent wine for this estate, which has one of the finest terroirs in all of Pomerol. Forget it for 5-7 years and drink it over the following 30-35.
Score: 97, Robert Parker, February 2013
This has a dense, almost loamy feel at the core, with smoldering bay and ganache notes leading to layers of fig preserves, blackberry coulis and steeped black currant fruit. The terrific, charcoal-coated grip drives the finish with authority. This seems poised to expand significantly in the cellar. Best from 2016 through 2035.
Score: 97, James Molesworth, March 31, 2013
A majestic wine, grand in every sense. It has weight, the firmest of tannins and an immense sense of structure. This neighbor of Château Pétrus is firmly dense, showing both the fruits and the tannins in balance. Give this wine at least 10 years in the cellar.
Score: 95, Roger Voss, May 1, 2013
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