1996 La Fleur Petrus

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Average critic rating : 88.0 points



This property has come of age with the acquisition of Le Gay's old vine parcel. It is now consistently one of the finest wines of the appellation, and clearly merits is famous name. The 1996 may deserve an outstanding score with a year or two of bottle age. It boasts an impressively saturated ruby/purple color, as well as a pure, sweet nose of cherries, plum liqueur, spicy oak, and floral scents. The wine possesses excellent depth, medium body, superb purity, and an overall elegant personality offering a combination of power and finesse. Anticipated maturity: now-2015.|| Wine Advocate.April, 1999



Aromas of green olive and berries follow though to a medium-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a medium finish. Berry, tobacco and light chocolate aftertaste.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Drink now. James Suckling, Wine Spectator 2007

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Chart showing (to 25/10/2016) market price for 12x75cl standard case:

La Fleur Petrus 1996
+£1,475.00     (+389.18%) Latest price:  £1,854.00
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FINE+RARE offers UK home delivery through our logistics partner London City Bond, with next day deliveries available for Central London addresses.
We deliver Monday to Friday; charges are £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent) for most UK postcodes.
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Our storage costs are highly competitive. We will happily accept cases or single bottles, charging pro-rata based on the number of bottles and length of storage period.
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FINE+RARE can arrange delivery of your wines to your personal fine wine storage account:
Deliveries within London City Bond or to a Vinotheque storage account are charged at £ 8 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).
Deliveries to all other storage providers are charged at £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).

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