2018 Chateau La Fleur-Petrus Pomerol

$239.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
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A name derived from its closest neighbors, La Fleur Petrus is barely a stone’s throw from Petrus and abuts the vines at Chateau Lafleur. The gravel laden soils here produce a richer more decadent style of Pomerol, chiseled and muscular this wine is almost angry about being trapped in a bottle. 
 “A brick house, featuring steeped currant and plum fruit, scored by tobacco, bay leaf and charcoal notes. A great tug of earth lurks underneath, but there's plenty of fruit to handle it. This is a big one. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now.” -WS 
Unleash this wine after a couple of years in the cellar to tame its aggressive nature. 

NOTE: PRE-ARRIVAL; PAYMENT IS DUE NOW; WINES ARRIVE IN SUMMER/FALL 2021

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Christian Mouiex
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
18 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 50% new
Country of Origin:
France
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
Pomerol
Total Varietal Composition %:
95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1039505
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Wine Spectator

A brick house, featuring steeped currant and plum fruit, scored by tobacco, bay leaf and charcoal notes. A great tug of earth lurks underneath, but there's plenty of fruit to handle it. This is a big one. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now.

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James Suckling

This is a tannic and structured red with loads of walnut, hazelnut, dark-berry and wet-earth character. Full-bodied yet tight and reserved. Muscular and beautifully formed.

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Jeb Dunnuck

The 2018 Château La Fleur-Petrus checks in as a blend of 91% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot. It's another inky colored beauty that boasts full-bodied richness and depth as well as thrilling notes of crème de cassis, kirsch, dried flowers, incense, and spice. With subtle background oak, flawless balance, and ultra-fine tannins, this brilliant effort will be drinkable with just short-term cellaring and keep for two decades or more.