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2014 Château Lafleur

Pomerol

PRICE:
$729.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
6 Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"That is fantastic on the nose. OMG! Exuberant aromas of lavender, tobacco, cigar box, violets and slice plums. Medium to full body. It just builds on the palate and goes on forever. Speechless. Such finesse and beauty. Just a hint of spices. What a glorious, hyper-classic wine. Coup de foudre!" JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/13/2017)

Rating: 100


"The 2014 Lafleur has a lucid hue. The bouquet bides its time, gradually unfolding with scents of raspberry coulis, blackberry, black truffle and just a faint hint of dark chocolate, all beautifully defined and yet you know it is keeping something in reserve. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin. There is that backbone, which of course you expect with this Pomerol, but also a sense of refinement and poise, a seam of spiciness that develops with time in the glass that prolongs the finish. No, it is not the greatest Lafleur that I have tasted. It's just a really great Pomerol that will give many years of pleasure." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(WA, 03/31/2017)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2024-2050


"The 2014 Lafleur is dark, intense and also wonderfully vivid in the glass. A wine of restraint and total finesse, it will need at least a few years to start coming into its own. Today, it is the wine's persistence and overall harmony that really stand out. There is a level of translucence and energy in the 2014 that is utterly captivating. The blend is 56 % Cabernet Franc and 44 % Merlot, with the Franc super-expressive at this stage. Silky tannins add to the wine's pure appeal. Even at this early stage, the 2014 is brilliant." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 02/01/2017)

Rating: 95+
Drink from: 2024-2044


"The 2014 Lafleur has a tightly wound bouquet with earthy, truffle tinged black fruit, hints of dried blood and black truffle developing with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin encasing a sweet core of candied red fruit. The Merlot is very expressive here and offers more brightness than many of its Pomerol peers, which is unusual for a Pomerol so saturnine in its youth. Just beautiful. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 03/27/2018)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2024-2050


"Bright crimson. Healthy looking. Opulent and very rich. With the real tension and breadth of old Ch Lafleur. Though tighter than the old guard. Very tight for the moment." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 02/28/2017)

Rating: 17.5++
Drink from: 2028-2045


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