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Tasting notes
FINE+RARE, Apr 2022

An elegant array of ripe black and red fruit notes – luscious blackberry, redcurrant, Santa Rosa plum – are supported by more savoury, spicy aromatics of liquorice, sandalwood and tea leaf. Fine-grained tannins spread evenly across the palate, while mouth-watering acidity lends energy. The palate becomes increasingly savoury as the finish persists, with added umami notes of oregano and tomato leaf. Highly complex, this is fantastic in 2022. Blend: 96.5% Merlot, 3.5% Cabernet Franc

Critic Scores

Critic scores
96
96/100

Average Score

95
94-96/100

William Kelley, Wine Advocate

98
97-98/100

James Suckling

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96 - 98 points
Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
Score 96-98/100 · Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider, Jun 2023

The complex aromatic profile offers smoke, licorice, violets, cocoa, and a myriad of red and black plums. As good as the nose is, it's the sensuously-textured palate, with its waves of velvet-topped fruits that steal the show. The perfectly ripe, deep fruits provide length, lift, and complexity, with a lingering finish that keep you coming back for more. The wine blends 96.5% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and .05 Petit Verdot. The harvest took place September 1 - September 19.

95 - 97 points
Jeb Dunnuck
Score 95-97/100 · Jeb Dunnuck, Jun 2023

While this château normally produces one of the most perfumed, elegant, ethereal wines in the appellation, the 2022 Château La Fleur-Petrus is a powerhouse offering loads of ripe red and black fruits, leafy tobacco, chocolate, and spring flower-like aromas and flavors. These carry over to the palate, where the wine shows a touch more of its classic elegance and is full-bodied, has a seamless, layered mouthfeel, building tannins, and a great finish.

17.5 points
James Lawther MW, jancisrobinson.com
Score 17.5/20 · James Lawther MW, jancisrobinson.com, May 2023

96.5% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 0.5% Petit Verdot. Cask sample. Elegant and fresh with an impressive depth of fruit. A note of mint furthers the complexity. Refined texture, the tannins silky and long. Plenty of drive and energy. Persistent. Measured and spot on.

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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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