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Château La Fleur Pétrus





Grape Variety:

Merlot Cabernet Franc

Château La Fleur Pétrus, Pomerol, 2020

6x75cl £975.00

5 cases Equiv. £162.50 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

La Fleur Pétrus is always one of the most sought-after wines from Bordeaux. The original estate is a little over 9 hectares and is situated next to, you guessed it, Château Lafleur and Petrus. This terroir is unsurprisingly capable of producing exquisite wines. Now, the vines from Château Providence and a new parcel situated between Le Pin and Trotanoy (formally called Château Guillot) have swelled the estate to 18 hectares, making this the largest property on the plateau. There has been a real step up in quality here in the last few years, and the 2020 continues that trend – in fact, for many of us, this was the most impressive young La Fleur Pétrus we can recall tasting. Produced from 93% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, this is an exquisite example. It starts with a wonderful bouquet full of aromatic complexity: blackberry, violet, blueberry, blood orange; it displays the full spectrum of fruit and minerals. This complexity in part comes from the diversity of plots, up to 18 unique different terroirs. On the palate, this goes up another level, there’s such power, concentration, complexity and opulence, but it’s all so refined with wonderful tension, refreshing yet generous, so much depth, but not at all heavy; there’s a real spark and magic here, power and elegance in equal measure. Absolutely superb, so much length and detail on the perfectly pitched, nuanced tannins. This is one of the most graceful and impressive young wines we’ve ever tasted from the Moueix range. Exquisite.

"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." 97/100 - Janes Anson, Decanter.com

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