2005 - Ch La Fleur Morange Grand Cru St Emillion
06A5FMSE6PK _ 2005 - Ch La Fleur Morange Grand Cru St Emillion - 6x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château la Fleur Morange
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2010 - 2017
Case size
6x75cl

2005 CH LA FLEUR MORANGE GRAND CRU ST EMILLION - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château la Fleur Morange
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2010 - 2017
Case size
6x75cl

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Tasting Notes

  • RP2

    Robert Parker, April 2008,
    Score: 96

    This wine has turned out beautifully from bottle, far superior to the impressive barrel samples! Sadly, production is limited to a mere 350 cases. Dense purple to the rim, with a superb bouquet of acacia flowers, blueberries, black currants, and crushed rocks, the wine’s oak component is completely obscured by the wealth of fruit and overall rich, concentrated style. As I have indicated in the past, this blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc emerges from a vineyard averaging 100 years of age. Yields are a tiny 21 hectoliters per hectare. This exquisite St.-Emilion should be accessible in 5-7 years, and last for 25 or more. Kudos to the brilliant oenologist, Claude Gros, who produced this masterpiece. Drink: 2013 - 2038.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, April 2007,
    Score: 92-94

    Produced from yields of 21 hectoliters per hectare, the 2005 La Fleur Morange is a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, and the natural alcohol hit 15%. Sadly, there are only 350 cases. The wine’s huge minerality and extraordinary precision are undoubtedly attributable to the old vines. It possesses a dense purple color as well as a sumptuous bouquet of crushed rocks, quince, black currants, and boysenberries. This distinctive St.-Emilion boasts good acidity, massive concentration, a strong structure, and an amazingly long finish. The tannin has firmed up since last year, and the wine should last even longer than I originally anticipated. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2030+.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2006,
    Score: 92-94

    Produced from 21 hectoliters per hectare, the 2005 La Fleur Morange, amazingly, achieved a natural alcohol content of 15%. The brilliant Claude Gros is the consulting oenologist for this cuvee, a 350-case garagiste offering. It boasts a saturated black/purple color in addition to a sweet perfume of blackberries, plums, licorice, pain grille, and spring flowers. With tremendous intensity yet soft tannin and stunning purity as well as definition, this prodigious effort represents a remarkable tour de force in winemaking. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2025.

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Producer

Château la Fleur Morange

Region

St Emilion

South of Pomerol lies the medieval, perched village of St Emilion. Surrounding St Emilion are vines that produce round, rich and often hedonistic wines. Despite a myriad of soil types, two main ones dominate - the gravelly, limestone slopes that delve down to the valley from the plateau and the valley itself which is comprised of limestone, gravel, clay and sand. Despite St Emilion's popularity today, it was not until the 1980s to early 1990s that attention was brought to this region. Robert Parker, the famous wine critic, began reviewing their Merlot-dominated wines and giving them hefty scores. The rest is history as they say. Similar to the Médoc, there is a classification system in place which dates from 1955 and outlines several levels of quality. These include its regional appellation of St Emilion, St Emilion Grand Cru, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, which is further divided into "A" (Ausone and Cheval Blanc) and "B" (including Angélus, Canon, Figeac and a handful of others). To ensure better accuracy, the classification is redone every 10 years enabling certain châteaux to be upgraded or downgraded depending on on the quality of their more recent vintages.