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Les Perrières de Lafleur




Bordeaux Supérieur

Grape Variety:

Merlot Cabernet

Les Perrières de Lafleur, 2018

6x75cl £345.00

10 cases, 4 bottles £57.50 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

Acte has taken its last curtain call. A decade on this Guinaudeau project is ready to be unveiled as Les Perrieres de Lafleur. As with Grand Village, the quality at this estate has rocketed. The massale selection Cabernet Franc (Bouchet) from Lafleur have a special character, and planted here on the finest clay and limestone soils in Fronsac create a new and interesting expression. This is perhaps a little more reserved than Grand Village at this stage. Beautiful, understated aromas of floral cassis, blackcurrant, fine herbs and graphite infused fruit. This is very fine textured, a really detailed wine with elevated fruit and fine, sculpted tannins. Again, it's the quality of tannins that makes this so impressive. They are grippy and long, but refreshing and tantalising with notes of chalk, salt and bright berries. You can really taste the limestone terroir. Magnificent. 51% Bouchet, 49% Merlot.

On the right bank, Bouchet is the historical name of Cabernet-Franc. A part of the Bouchet plantings at Lafleur originates from the massale selection done by André Robin during the 1930s. His daughters Thérèse and Marie managed to save many of these vines after the frost of 1956. This is an exceptional inheritance of old vine Bouchet. For the last 15 years the Guinaudeaus have been busy re-establishing this massale selection, and all of their present-day plantations at Lafleur originate from this special genetic. The same Bouchet of Lafleur are planted in the vineyards of Les Perrières de Lafleur.

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