La Fleur Petrus, Belair Monange and Lafleur Gazin
Christian Moueix and his son Edouard have an enviable portfolio of Right Bank Chateaux. Today, we are delighted to offer La Fleur Petrus from Pomerol and Belair Monange from St Emilion. La Fleur Petrus has expanded in recent years absorbing La Providence and Chateau Guillot. Belair Monange has also been enlarged and now incorporates Chateau Magdelaine. You might think that blending these different terroirs would confuse or diminish the final wine, but nothing could be further from the truth – they just keep getting better and better. These are staggering, remarkable wines with an effortless purity and real magnetism – one is drawn in by their alluring bouquets and then gets hooked by their captivating fruit and minerality. Bravo to the Moueix wine-making team, they have done a fabulous job.
It is also worth pointing out that we have a few cases of Lafleur Gazin left. This property is situated between Gazin and the original plot of La Fleur Petrus; and we were most impressed. At £285 per dozen, it represents something of a bargain!
‘Incredible depth of fruit to this wine with ultra-powerful tannins that remain agile and soft. So much intensity. It’s layered with ripe fruit and caressing mouth feel. Neoclassical in style. Mostly merlot with a touch of cabernet franc. 98-99/100’. - James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com
La Fleur Petrus
‘The power and depth of fruit here is extraordinary with incredible phenolic texture and caressing mouthfeel. Full and enticing. It’s a wine that shows power with finesse. Such contrast and greatness. 92% merlot, 7.5% cabernet franc and 0.5% petit verdot. 99-100/100’. - James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com