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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Château Lafleur

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

Pomerol

Grape Blend:

Cab. Franc | Merlot

Château Lafleur, Pomerol, 2011

6x75cl £2,935.00

3 cases

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Tasting Note:

Baptiste Guinaudeau referred to 2011 as an 'outsiders vintage... and not too far away from 2009 and 2010'. He went to on to explain that 'gentle winemaking was very important as the danger was to be too dry'. After the drought, berries were minute at time of harvest, so the ratio of skins to juice was high, giving the potential for extraordinary colours and massive tannins. Although there were well documented rains in August, this didn't cause any dilution or rot issues. Yields were similar to 2010, with 33hl/ha achieved. Malos were quite long, only finishing in January. The final blend is made from 47% Merlot harvested between the 31st of August and the 12th of September and 53% Cabernet Franc picked on the 22nd and 23rd of September; the 2011 Lafleur is a splendid achievement. Typically brooding, masculine and serious, this is a powerful, complex Pomerol that will require patience. There is masses of substance here and a wonderful texture too. Intense, intellectual, dense and vivid, yet this has a sweetness and a charm to its dark fruit core that makes it more accessible and friendly than most Lafleurs at this stage. A wonderful wine.

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