1982 La Fleur Petrus La Fleur Petrus Bordeaux Pomerol France Still wine

1982 La Fleur Petrus

La Fleur Petrus

93Average Score
flagBordeaux / France

Very inconsistent in over a dozen tastings, this wine has never fully lived up to the expectations I had for it prior to bottling. This was a period when Christian Moueix and his conservative oenologist Jean-Claude Berrouet were, in my opinion, doing entirely too much fining and filtration, often killing much of the texture and flavor in too many wines that tasted great out of cask. Obviously things changed, but we still have great vintages like this that are perplexing and not what they should be. The wine still shows a nice plum, mulberry, herbaceous, coffee-scented nose with some cedar and spice box. In the mouth, it is medium-bodied with surprising acidity and moderate tannin. The finish is a bit short. After tasting through much of a case, and never seeing the wine live up to my expectations, I am convinced now this wine is in decline, somewhat unusual for a well-stored 1982. Anticipated maturity: Drink up. Last tasted, 11/02. Jan 2003, www.robertparker.com

Robert Parker    Score: 89/100

  1. LE
    Level: TS
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  1. LA
    Label: Damaged
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