Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 99
This is pure pleasure, a hedonistic St. Emilion fruit bomb with oodles of black cherry and black currant fruit as well as hints of sandalwood and underbrush. It is opulent, unctuous and loaded with fruit, glycerin and most of the earthly pleasures one associates with wine. This full-bodied La Fleur may well be the best wine they have ever produced.
Wine Spectator (WS): 97-100
"The nose is fascinating, with blackberry, black licorice, mineral, flowers and more. Full-bodied, with an incredible texture of ripe tannins and cashmere yarn. A tightly wound ball. What length too. This wine made me feel like getting in the lotus position and meditating. It¿s almost more than wine. Vinous Nirvana. I think the Cabernet Franc really gave that extra level to it all."