Château Lafleur Pomerol 2005

$2,499.00
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SKU 00480

750ml

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This great vineyard is planted to 50% Cabernet Franc and 50% Merlot, with an average age of vines of over 35 years, on a deep, gravelly bed of iron- and potassium-rich soils. This micro-estate's wines are extremely sought after, and Robert Parker boasts that, "Along with Petrus, Lafleur is a titan of Pomerol as well as one of Bordeaux's most prodigious wines. It is rarer than Petrus and often just as expensive."
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pomerol
Brand Château Lafleur
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateThe 2005 Lafleur is tight and austere at present, but unquestionably enormously endowed. It displays a dense ruby/purple hue as well as a beautiful bouquet that only emerges with coaxing. Aeration is essential in order to release the subtle, restrained scents of licorice, kirsch liqueur, black truffles, and flowers. In the mouth, there is compelling richness, depth, and intensity, but the wine's power, full body, forbiddingly backward style, and high tannins suggest significant cellaring will be required. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050. Score range: 95+

Robert Parker, April 2008
  • ws100

Wine SpectatorExhibits a complex nose of crushed blackberry, dried flowers and dark chocolate. Full-bodied, with a rich, powerful palate. Tannic and muscular, with great length. Superracy. Builds and goes and goes. So fine and beautiful. Mythic. Best after 2017.

James Suckling, March 31, 2008