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Chateau La Fleur-Petrus, 2016
Bordeaux Futures Pre-Sale - Pomerol - 94 Pts WA

Chateau La Fleur-Petrus, 2016
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Bordeaux Red Blends
Appellation
Bordeaux
Alcohol %
13
Wine Spectator
98
Wine Enthusiast
97
Wine Advocate
94
Item Ships: Sep 30, 2019
2016 Bordeaux Future Pre-Sale - 94 Pts WA
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The 2016 La Fleur Petrus is a blend of 91% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc. I prefer the aromatics here compared to the Latour-à-Pomerol and Hosanna: much more fruit (raspberry coulis and crushed strawberry), allied with mineralité and a sense of joie-de-vivre. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, supple tannin. It offers black fruit infused with melted tar and graphite notes, the Cabernet Franc imparting a very subtle bell pepper note towards the finish. This is a very fine La Fleur Petrus, not as flamboyant as the 2015, yet pretty and sophisticated.
Barrel Sample: 92-94 Points Wine Advocate

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Bordeaux Red Blends
Appellation
Bordeaux
Alcohol %
13
Wine Spectator
98
Wine Enthusiast
97
Wine Advocate
94
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2016 La Fleur Petrus is a blend of 91% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc. I prefer the aromatics here compared to the Latour-à-Pomerol and Hosanna: much more fruit (raspberry coulis and crushed strawberry), allied with mineralité and a sense of joie-de-vivre. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, supple tannin. It offers black fruit infused with melted tar and graphite notes, the Cabernet Franc imparting a very subtle bell pepper note towards the finish. This is a very fine La Fleur Petrus, not as flamboyant as the 2015, yet pretty and sophisticated. Barrel Sample: 92-94 Points Wine Advocate
Ratings
A rich wine with just the right tannins, concentrating the juicy black currant fruit and giving power. All of this is lifted by the wine's acidity. It won't be ready for at least 12-15 years. Barrel Sample: 95-97 Points Wine Enthusiast
Awards
This has seamless layers of cassis, plum sauce and raspberry reduction notes carried by remarkably velvety structure through a long, graphite-fueled finish. The minerality is there, buried for now. The fruit is gorgeous. Barrel Sample: 95-98 Points Wine Spectator
Production Notes
Blend: 91% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc
Winemaker Notes
Situated between Chateaux Lafleur and Petrus, Chateau La Fleur-Petrus took its name in the 18th century. Jean-Pierre Moueix, who established his wine merchant business in Libourne in 1937, purchased La Fleur-Petrus in 1950. This historic estate on theplateau of Pomerol was his first vineyard acquisition. La Fleur-Petrus is composed predominantly of Merlot, which lends silkiness and generosity to the wine, while a small percentage of Cabernet Franc contributes rigor and complexity. The vineyard is made up of three parcels on the plateau of Pomerol with altitudes averaging 33 to 38 meters above sea level. The pebbly soils from the northern parcel yield a wine of great elegance with notes of black cherries. The center plot, known for its summer heat (the area is called "Tropchaud"), produces a wine of tremendous suppleness with a hint of plum. Wine from the southern parcel is particularly velvety, dense, structured, with a pronounced nose of blackcurrant. Blended, these three singular terroirs with nuanced and complementary characteristics produce a generous, expressive wine with apparent structure and a dominance of black fruit. An attentive tasting reveals remarkable refinement, complexity, and atouch of violet.
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