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Tasting notes
FINE+RARE, Apr 2021

La Fleur-Pétrus shows a great spectrum of aromas – with earthy, mineral tones entwined with lovely dry toasted spice, hints of coffee, milk chocolate and scented floral notes. It is captivating. The palate is wonderfully fresh, juicy and dense, with lovely fine tannins of great detail, sinewy and layered. There is a charming crunch of freshness too, while remaining creamy and opulent. This wine has great depth and exceptional balance. The blend is 93% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot.

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Critic scores
98
98/100

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100
99-100/100

James Suckling

97
97/100

Jane Anson, Decanter

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97 points
Jane Anson, Decanter
Score 97/100 · Jane Anson, Decanter, May 2021

The tannins clamp in on the opening beats of the wine and then spend the rest of the palate gently relaxing to let the juice out from the tight black fruits. The frame is both tactile and fresh, a brilliant La Fleur Petrus full of character and spice, bedded down but with a sense of energy and uplift. Black chocolate shavings shot through with eucalyptus, sage, rosemary, spices and cigar box - all of which really extend through the finish. Harvest September 10 to 20. A yield of around 42hl/ha. Deep gravels over clay.

95 - 97 points
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate
Score 95-97/100 · Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate, May 2021

Very deep purple-black colored, the 2020 la Fleur-Petrus leaps from the glass with bold expressions of baked black plums, molten licorice, Indian spices and blackberry preserves, plus hints of charcuterie, black olives and crushed rocks with a touch of unsmoked cigars. The full-bodied palate delivers compelling tension to the rich, hedonic black fruits, framed by firm, grainy tannins, finishing very long and tantalizingly savory.

99 - 100 points
James Suckling
Score 99-100/100 · James Suckling, Apr 2021

Purple berry and blackberry aromas with cracked black pepper, violets and lavender. It's full-bodied and layered and broadens in the mouth. Gorgeous, ripe tannins. Long and thought-provoking. A milestone for the vineyard.

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La Fleur Petrus

Château La Fleur-Pétrus was the first acquisition of many in Pomerol by Jean Pierre Moueix, who went on to own Château Trotanoy, Château Hosanna and most notably Pétrus. Jean Pierre Moueix was born in Corèzze in moved to Saint-Émilion with his parent in 1929 following the Great Depression.

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