- Château La Fleur-Pétrus
- Merlot / Cabernet Franc
- 2023 - 2040
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, April 2016,
I find it difficult not to be biased when tasting this estate’s delicious Merlot based wine as I always love it. Its natural opulence is supported by a subtlety and gracefulness that create a wine of huge appeal but also stunning pedigree. This is a gorgeous 2015 but sadly, as always, there is too little to satisfy the demand.
Neal Martin, July 2019,
The 2015 La Fleur-Pétrus has a very intense bouquet of blackberry, raspberry, truffle and smoke, quite decadent and yet retaining satisfying delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with fleshy ripe red fruit, gentle grip with a dash of white pepper toward the persistent finish. This is suave and sophisticated - superb. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.
Neal Martin, April 2016,
The 2015 La Fleur Petrus is a blend of 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc, having absorbed Château Guillot back in 2012. It has a clean and precise bouquet with ebullient red cherry, blackcurrant and cold stone aromas that are very succinct. There is nothing showy here, but it is very refined and graceful. The palate is very well balanced with succulent ripe tannin, clean and precise, lightly spiced red fruit with outstanding focus and tension on the finish. This La Fleur Petrus has an effortless cool about it. I am sure it will be wondrous once in bottle.
Antonio Galloni, April 2016,
The 2015 La Fleur-Pétrus exudes richness and concentration. Iron, savory herbs, white pepper and mint open up first, followed by intense, pungent tannins that extend the mid-palate into the finish and give the wine its shape. Unctuous and rich, but with good aromatic intensity and plenty of structure, the 2015 is likely to require quite a few years to fully come together. The blend is 92% Merlot, 7.5% Cabernet Franc and 0.5% Petit Verdot.
James Suckling, April 2016,
The power and depth of fruit here is extraordinary with incredible phenolic texture and caressing mouthf eel. Full and enticing. It’s a wine that shows power with finesse. Such contrast and greatness. 92% merlot, 7.5% cabernet franc and 0.5% petit verdot.
Decanter, April 2016,
Now a 18.7ha estate. Elegant, fragrant nose. Round and full on the palate with a fine, smooth texture and abundant, ripe tannins. Lovely length and freshness on the finish. Combines elegance and power.
Matthew Jukes, April 2016,
(92 Merlot, 7.5 Cabernet Franc, 0.5 Petit Verdot) The nose is sublime and the length incredible and in between there is concentration and remarkable persistence with no diversion at all from its course to thrill the palate. The fresh and bright tannins are powerful but in no way drying and this makes the fruit seem all the more seductive. The minuscule addition of Petit Verdot adds a pinch of seasoning which makes the wine sing. Captivating and regal, this is a stunning La Fleur-Pétrus.
Jancis Robinson, April 2016,
A Jean-Pierre Moueix wine. 18.7 ha (46 acres) of gravel and deep clay. 92% Merlot, 7.5% Cabernet Franc, 0.5% Petit Verdot. Notably dark crimson. Very complex and layered (from all those parcels!). Lifted and sweet but not heavy and rich. Even a little light and polished. Fun, but not there yet. Drink 2024-2038
Tim Atkin, May 2016,
What a wine! Scented, subtle and very fine, this is a poised, nuanced triumph. Deceptively easy to drink, even now, it has the concentration, acidity and fine-grained tannnins for a long life. Like the 2014, this is a wine that will taste beautifully at every stage of its development. Just try to keep your hands off it. Drink: 2025-40
Wine Spectator, April 2016,
Gorgeously integrated already, with loads of blackberry and boysenberry fruit infused with black tea and dark wood spice accents, carried by charcoal and warm earth notes. The elements sail through a large-scale finish that has remarkable cut for a wine of this size.
Château La Fleur-Pétrus
Owned since 1952 by J.P Moueix (who also own Ch.Trotanoy and Ch.Pétrus), this 13.5 hectare estate occupies the eastern part of the Pomerol plateau beween Lafleur and Petrus - hence the name. Completely replanted in 1956 after the devastating frosts with 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, the wine produced here is lighter than its stablemates, but is highly regarded for its suppleness. The wines are aged for 20 months in one third new oak barrels each vintage. Maturing quite quickly, La-Fleur Petrus can usually be enjoyed after just five or six years. Christian Moueix's drive towards increasing quality is illustrated by his more rigorous selection and by his purchase of old vines from Ch.Le 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.