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Château Lafleur





Grape Variety:

Merlot Cabernet Franc

Château Lafleur, Pomerol, 2009

3x75cl £3,570.00

2 cases Equiv. £1,190.00 per bottle

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1x1.5L £2,380.00

1 case Equiv. £2,380.00 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

There is little doubt that in 2009 St Emilion and Pomerol have enjoyed extraordinary success with both Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Most estates are at pains to say it is either a Merlot or a Cabernet Franc vintage. Alexandre Thienpont from Vieux Chateau Certan refers to 2009 as a reference Merlot vintage, whilst his neighbour Cheval Blanc and Angelus have used higher proportions of Cabernet Franc than usual. Tasting with the Guinaudeaus is always a pleasure, and here we found a wine that is utterly harmonious with equally good Merlots and Cabernets. The final blend is 47% Merlot and 53% Cabernet Franc, and the result is a wine that perfectly marries charm and power. A really intellectual Lafleur, with notes of wonderfully high toned griotte cherries, stones and liquorice. This has sensational purity and definition of flavour. The 2009 Lafleur is vibrant, with incredible energy and long ripe flavours of cherries, chocolates and minerals. There is a lovely sappy, refreshing quality too; a beautifully balanced wine of complexity and class, power and precision - an effortless and graceful Lafleur.

"An absolutely prodigious blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot, the 2009 Lafleur displays the tell-tale characteristics of this great estate. Kirsch liqueur, licorice and floral notes are intermixed with raspberry in a very full-bodied, super-intense, opulent and multi-dimensional style. Extraordinarily dense and pure, but not heavy by any means, the intensity, texture, and richness of the 2009 Lafleur are reminiscent of the perfect 1982. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040." 99/100 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #199

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