2011 Chateau Lafleur, Pomerol 3×1.5L

JR17RP93VM94

HK$16,535 / Case

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UK Stock: ETA to HK address 10-16 weeks (air)
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Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

JancisRobinson.com – 17

Tasted blind. Mid crimson. Slightly simple red fruits on the nose. Thick and quite heavily extracted – and pinched, almost painfully so – on the end. Very showy! But still much more youthful than most of these 2011s. [06/10/2021]

Anticipated maturity: 2021-2037

Vinous – 94

The 2011 Lafleur, which comes from a very dry vintage according to Jacques Guinaudeau, has a very fine, quite precise bouquet with blackberry, wild strawberry, sous-bois, sage and oregano scents developing in the glass. This feels focused and very refined. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grip in the mouth, impressive concentration for a 2011 with that arching structure that defines this Pomerol cru. This punches above expectations and is rapidly becoming one of the wines of the vintage. Tasted at the Christies’ Lafleur masterclass in London. [Neal Martin, 01/11/2018]

Anticipated maturity: 2021-2045

Robert Parker – 93

This tiny jewel of a property has produced a beautifully rich 2011 Lafleur from a blend of 53% Cabernet Franc and 47% Merlot. The Merlot was picked between August 31 and September 12, and the Cabernet Franc between September 22-23. The 2011 reveals a floral-scented bouquet with notions of kirsch, licorice and black raspberries. It is medium to full-bodied with terrific fruit purity, good minerality and slightly more acidity and freshness than are found in such ripe vintages as 2009 and 2010. At present, the Guinandeau family, the owners, are using between 50-60% new oak in an attempt to emphasize their great terroir and the extraordinary fruit quality they achieve from both the old vine Cabernet Franc and Merlot. This cuvee possesses some serious tannin and will undoubtedly need 5-6 years of cellaring after its release, but it should be one of the longer-lived wines of the vintage, lasting 25+ years. [Robert M. Parker, Jr., 30/04/2012]

Anticipated maturity: 2017-2042

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