2020 Chateau La Fleur-Petrus Pomerol

$359.00
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
JS99-100JD97-100

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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.

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Vintage:
2020
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
Pomerol
SKU #:
1046749
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JS99-100

James Suckling

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.

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Jeb Dunnuck

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.