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2011 Lafleur Lafleur Bordeaux Pomerol France Still wine

2011 Lafleur

Lafleur

93Average Score
flagBordeaux / France
Red

This tiny jewel of a property has produced a beautifully rich 2011 Lafleur from a blend of 53% Cabernet Franc and 47% Merlot. The Merlot was picked between August 31 and September 12, and the Cabernet Franc between September 22-23. The 2011 reveals a floral-scented bouquet with notions of kirsch, licorice and black raspberries. It is medium to full-bodied with terrific fruit purity, good minerality and slightly more acidity and freshness than are found in such ripe vintages as 2009 and 2010. At present, the Guinandeau family, the owners, are using between 50-60% new oak in an attempt to emphasize their great terroir and the extraordinary fruit quality they achieve from both the old vine Cabernet Franc and Merlot. This cuvee possesses some serious tannin and will undoubtedly need 5-6 years of cellaring after its release, but it should be one of the longer-lived wines of the vintage, lasting 25+ years. Apr 2012, www.robertparker.com

Robert Parker    Score: 92-94/100

6L-0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace£3,082.00
6x75cl-0 Immediate | 2 Marketplace£2,200.00
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