Ch. Lafleur Les Pensees de Lafleur 2016

Ch. Lafleur Les Pensees de Lafleur 2016
Wine Specs
appellation
Bordeaux
bottle size
750 ml
region
France
vintage
2016
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Bordeaux Futures Pre-Sale - Pomerol - 93 Pts WA

Item Ships: Sep 30, 2019

The 2016 Les Pensees de Lafleur is a blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Franc this year, picked 30 September and 12 October and matured in around 20% new oak. It has a very crisp, tightly wound bouquet that opens wonderfully in the glass, revealing blackberry, crushed violets and iris--very nuanced. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, plenty of truffle tinged black fruit fused with pencil lead notes, seguing into a very structured and persistent finish, with a long and peppery aftertaste. "A serious Pensées..." Baptiste Guinaudeau commented. Too right.
Barrel Sample: 91-93 Points Wine Advocate

WINE PROFILE
Tasting Notes
The 2016 Les Pensees de Lafleur is a blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Franc this year, picked 30 September and 12 October and matured in around 20% new oak. It has a very crisp, tightly wound bouquet that opens wonderfully in the glass, revealing blackberry, crushed violets and iris--very nuanced. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, plenty of truffle tinged black fruit fused with pencil lead notes, seguing into a very structured and persistent finish, with a long and peppery aftertaste. "A serious Pensées..." Baptiste Guinaudeau commented. Too right. Barrel Sample: 91-93 Points Wine Advocate
Ratings
This has astonishing tannic presence for a second wine, and yet the individual strands are so soft and silky. It is more perfumed and softly fruited than Lafleur at this stage, rising in your mouth with a mouthwatering succulence on the finish. 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Franc from 0.7ha. 3.5pH. The biggest production volume for four years. Decanter 93 Points
Awards
Very long and textured with blackberry, mineral and walnut character. Turns to violets. Full-bodied, very firm and silky. Love the balance and length. This is half merlot and half cabernet franc. Second wine of Lafleur. Better than the 2015? Barrel Sample: 95-96 Points James Suckling
Production Notes
Blend: 55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc
Other Notes
The chateaux of Pomerol were never officially classified but Chateau Lafleur is one of the top quality properties in Pomerol. It is perhaps the only chateau in Pomerol that can rival Chateau Petrus.