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La Fleur-Petrus means perfection if your love language happens to be wine. Jeb Dunnuck says it’s one of his favorites of the vintage, reminiscent of the 2016 despite a very different growing season. James Suckling called it “A milestone for the vineyard.” This compelling Bordeaux rolls from rich and hedonistic to long and thought-provoking like a walk through Monet’s garden. It deserves all the time and space your cellar can provide, and it’ll be well worth the wait.
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.
One of my favorite wines in the vintage is the 2020 Château La Fleur-Petrus, which reminds me slightly of the 2016, even though the growing season was quite different. A blend of mostly Merlot with small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, its dense purple color is followed by a heavenly, ethereal Pomerol offering a powerful, almost Petrus-like sense of stature and density that carries incredible cassis and currant fruits as well as notes of graphite, crushed stone, chocolate, and violets. Flawlessly balanced on the palate, with a dense, layered mid-palate and building, perfect tannins, I just hope it shows this well from bottle! It should, at a minimum, match – and probably surpass – the 2009, 2016, and 2018.