- Château la Fleur de Gay
- 2008 - 2016
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Robert Parker, April 1999,
Unquestionably the finest wine produced at this micro-estate since the 1989, the 1998's gorgeously saturated black/purple color is followed by aromas of blackberries/blueberries, flowers, minerals, and sweet vanillin. It is a wine of exceptional intensity, yet is beautifully seamless, medium to full-bodied, and superbly concentrated. The tannin is sweet, but high. This rich, layered, multidimensional La Fleur de Gay should be at its finest between 2003-2020.
Robert Parker, April 2000,
A fine wine, the 1998 exhibits a dense plum/purple color as well as a terrific bouquet of smoky oak, licorice, black cherries, and the tell-tale floral/mineral characteristic found in the finest vintages. The 1998 La Fleur-de-Gay is medium to full-bodied, elegant yet authoritatively flavored, with creamy richness, moderately high tannin, and an intriguing smoky, black raspberry, and currant fruitiness. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2016.
Robert Parker, April 2001,
This elegant, dark ruby/purple-colored 1998 exhibits aromas of lead pencil, blackberries, black raspberries, licorice, and vanillin. Deep, rich, and full-bodied, with excellent ripeness, beautiful symmetry as well as harmony, and moderate tannin in the finish, it will be at its best between 2002-2016.
Château la Fleur de Gay
The small sub-region of Pomerol is situated north-east of the industrious city of Libourne. Pomerol's soils are predominately iron-rich clay with a smattering of gravel that produce wines with extraordinary power and depth. As a result of this clay-dominance, it has the highest percentage of Merlot planted in all of Bordeaux. Certain châteaux are produced exclusively from this grape, but most incorporate smaller quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc as well. Despite its hefty (if not exclusive) proportion of Merlot, many people think of wines from this region as separate entities. As one wine aficionado stated recently, "It's not Merlot. It's Pomerol." Despite the region's small size, Pomerol contains some of the world's most sought after (and expensive) wines including Pétrus, Le Pin, Lafleur, l'Evangile and Vieux Château Certan. Unlike other Bordelais subregions, there is no system of classification. The châteaux are traded on reputation alone.