Château-La-Fleur-Petrus Pomerol 2005

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SKU 00293

750ml

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The famous Bordeaux firm of Jean-Pierre Moueix purchased this estate in 1952, and today the management and winemaking is overseen by the talented Christian Moueix. The vineyard is located in between Chateaux Lafleur and Pétrus, giving Lafleur-Pétrus its name, and is planted to 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. The quality at the estate has significantly improved over the last decade, and we believe that LFP offers Bordeaux lovers one of the best classicly-wrought, elegant yet rich wines of the Right Bank.
Category Red Wine
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Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pomerol
Brand Château-La-Fleur-Petrus
  • ws96

Wine SpectatorA brick house, with a strong ganache, charcoal and roasted alder spine that remains the dominant feature for now, though there's ample black currant, plum and raspberry fruit in reserve. Offers a muscular yet racy finish, thanks to a beautiful graphite note that drives through. Though unlikely to surpass them, this will nonetheless give '09 and '10 a run for their money.-Non-blind La Fleur-Pétrus vertical (December 2015). Best from 2020 through 2035. 4,200 cases made.

James Molesworth
  • we94

Wine EnthusiastInitially, this seems soft and superripe. But the acidity that shows through balances the black cherry jam flavors, and the touch of mint gives a delicious edge. The aftertaste brings back juicy, ripe fruit.

Roger Voss, June 1, 2008
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateAs one might expect from the Moueix family, this is a classic, traditionally styled Bordeaux exhibiting a deep ruby color, medium body, and a sweet perfume of licorice and kirsch that are reminiscent of a Grenache-based wine from the southern Rhone. However, its elegance, freshness, and high but sweet tannin are unmistakably Bordeaux in style. This 2005 should round into shape in 5-8 years, and keep for a minimum of two decades.

Robert Parker, April 2008

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