- Château La Fleur-Pétrus
- Merlot / Cabernet Franc
- 2026 - 2049
- Case size
- Available Later
Decanter, May 2021,
The tannins clamp in on the opening beats of the wine and then spend the rest of the palate gently relaxing to let the juice out from the tight black fruits. The frame is both tactile and fresh, a brilliant La Fleur Petrus full of character and spice, bedded down but with a sense of energy and uplift. Black chocolate shavings shot through with eucalyptus, sage, rosemary, spices and cigar box - all of which really extend through the finish. Harvest September 10 to 20. A yield of around 42hl/ha. Deep gravels over clay. Drink 2028-2045 (JA)
Goedhuis, April 2021,
91% Merlot, 6%Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot This great property renowned for its position across the localities of Petrus and La Fleur was Jean Pierre Mouiex’s first purchase in Pomerol in 1950. A finely poised wine, it has a feeling of Merlot generosity, with hints of mocha and freshly ground coffee. A lovely, crafted style. Sleek and elegant, this is a wine which fills the mouth from the start, full of confidence and infinite breeding.
James Suckling, April 2021,
Purple berry and blackberry aromas with cracked black pepper, violets and lavender. It’s full-bodied and layered and broadens in the mouth. Gorgeous, ripe tannins. Long and thought-provoking. A milestone for the vineyard.
Jancis Robinson, April 2021,
Fresher, the fruit very much to the fore, the nose fruity and expressive. Plentiful but fine, filigree tannins ensure a refined but present structure. Freshness and overall harmony. Good potential. (JL) Drink 2028 – 2045
Matthew Jukes, May 2021,
There is a full chorus and orchestra crammed into this beautiful wine given the complexity of its perfume and the depth of its prodigious flavour. With a cool edge to the finish, which nicely balances the fabulously lush fruit, there is a swirling vortex of red and black fruit here and it manages to trigger every taste bud within its grasp. The oak is perfectly weighted and the tannins are noble and controlled and so it is clear that this is one of the most notable Pomerols that I have tasted in this vintage.
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.