2009 Le Plus de la Fleur de Bouard

Le Plus de la Fleur de Bouard

91Average Score
Red
Bts
-
0 Immediate | 5 Marketplace
£91.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
91
Critic Notes

Take that quality and add additional layers of concentration, power, extract and wood, and you have the 2009 La Plus de La Fleur de Bouard. Only about 500 cases of this 100% Merlot are made. With notes of blueberry and blackberry liqueur intermixed with graphite and spring flowers, this wine is absolutely massive and not for everybody, but it is an example of what a conscientious and driven producer pushing the envelope can do in a satellite appellation such as Lalande de Pomerol. Moreover, I suspect it will last for at least two decades. Feb 2012, www.robertparker.com

Score: 96-/100Robert Parker

Very dark crimson. Dramatic colour! Thick and purple and dense and a bit too tart and dry and exaggerated. Hard work!

Score: 16-/20Jancis Robinson

Tasted at Chateau Angelus. There is a lot of new oak dominating the bouquet at the moment, but it seems to show good purity with notes of macerated black cherries, cassis and creme de menthe. The palate is full-bodied, very dense and sinewy, but far too oaky towards the finish at the expense of finesse and subtlety.

Score: 87-89/100Neal Martin
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Lalande de Pomerol
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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