The Chateau LaFleur, an equal blend of both Cabernet Franc and Merlot, is one of the most elegant and refined red wines in Pomerol with its opulent structure, rich fruit texture, subtle tannins and mineral complexity.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 99
"An absolutely prodigious blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot, the 2009 Lafleur displays the tell-tale characteristics of this great estate. Kirsch liqueur, licorice and floral notes are intermixed with raspberry in a very full-bodied, super-intense, opulent and multi-dimensional style. Extraordinarily dense and pure, but not heavy by any means, the intensity, texture, and richness of the 2009 Lafleur are reminiscent of the perfect 1982."
Stephen Tanzer (ST): 95-98
"Medium-deep ruby. The complex, captivating nose shows a prominent cabernet franc presence, with enticing aromas of strawberry, violet, cocoa, minerals and white pepper. Enters broad, luscious and fresh, displaying well-delineated flavors of sweet redcurrant and strawberry complemented by a note of spicy red cherry reduction sauce and more white pepper. Boasts an amazingly rich and tactile mouth feel...Finishes with palate-staining persistence and great purity and precision. One of the masterpieces of the vintage..."
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 is almost more than wine. Vinous Nirvana. I think the Cabernet Franc really gave that extra level to it all."
James Suckling (JS): 100
"This is a crazy nose of tangerines and blueberries, with raspberries and mushroom and berries. Full-bodied, with ultra fine tannins. This wine is all about texture, with phenomenal tannins and subtle fruits that just make you think. Evocative. It is layered, yet changes all the time. I can't believe it really. Speechless. Amazes me. "