Château La Fleur Pétrus, Pomerol, 2006

  Château La Fleur Pétrus

A rich, sensual and seductive nose of crushed strawberries and cherry, with warm black pepper hints leading to a delicious and sumptuous palate tinged with generous toasty oak and very smooth tannins. Gorgeously ripe and silky on the palate, bursting with dark fruit compôte, together with fresh and crisp red and black berry fruits; good structure and concentration, with crunchy tannins.

Contains Sulphites.

About Château La Fleur Pétrus

La Fleur Petrus is located on the northern side of the plâteau of Pomerol, next to Lafleur, and belongs to the Moueix family, renowned proprietors of other Pomerol superstars such as Pétrus, Trotanoy and Providence. Known for it's complex depth, finesse and elegance, with silky smooth tannins.

Appellation: Pomerol

Pomerol’s Merlot-dominated wines at their best are rich, seductive and silky. For hundreds of years Pomerol was considered as nothing but a satellite district of neighbouring St-Émilion to the east, and it was not really until not until the 1950s that Pomerol started its meteoric rise led by Château Petrus. By far the most dominant merchants in the region are Jean-Pierre Moueix who own or distribute the majority of the finest properties in Pomerol, the most renowned being Petrus.

Pomerol's finest wines originate from the highest parts of the plateau, which is predominantly gravel and clay, with an iron rich subsoil called crasse de fer.
Apparently as important in fashioning wines that are plump, voluptuous, and richly Merlot dominates plantings dramatically, though the notable exception is Vieux Château Certan, nearly half of their estate is devoted Cabernet Franc. Pomerol has no no official classification, but its small scale wines fetch some of the greatest prices for wine in the world. The regions greatest names are Pétrus, Lafleur, Certan de May, Hosanna, La Fleur de Gay, L'Église-Clinet, Le Pin, La Conseillante, Trotanoy, , L'Évangile, Latour-à-Pomerol, and Vieux-Ch-Certan