2003 - Ch Lafleur Pomerol
06A3LAFL6PK _ 2003 - Ch Lafleur Pomerol - 6x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Lafleur
Region
Pomerol
Grape
Cabernet Franc / Merlot
Drinking
2010 - 2025
Case size
6x75cl

2003 CH LAFLEUR POMEROL - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Lafleur
Region
Pomerol
Grape
Cabernet Franc / Merlot
Drinking
2010 - 2025
Case size
6x75cl

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Tasting Notes

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2006,
    Score: 95

    The exotic, nearly over the top 2003 exhibits a southern Rhone-like characteristic of kirsch liqueur intermixed with raspberries and flowers. Sweet fruit, high levels of glycerin (the alcohol is less than 13.5%), and high but silky tannins have resulted in a broad, expansive, terrific example of Lafleur that should be at its finest between 2008-2025. Along with Petrus, this stunning, full-bodied 2003 is a candidate for the top wine of Pomerol. Drink: 2008-2025

Producer

Château Lafleur

Region

Pomerol

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.