Lafleur 2019

RegionBordeaux
SubregionPomerol
ColourRed
TypeStill

One of Bordeaux's biggest name "cult wines". Tiny production levels and a long pedigree of great quality ensure that collectors fight for an allocation every year despite the high prices. The vineyard totals 4.5ha, with 0.69ha going to a second wine, Les Pensées de Lafleur. The vineyard is roughly half-and-half Merlot and Cabernet Franc.


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Lafleur BT11,5004,350-9,70010,50098/100JA
Lafleur BT6 5,250 Add to Basket
Lafleur MG3 5,260 
Lafleur DM 5,000 
Lafleur IM 6,100 
All prices exclude UK duty & VAT and all wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.

Tasting Notes

We were unable to taste the 2019 before release this year.

 Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, May 2020

Never the most exuberant during En Primeur, this is deep inky purple in colour with a violet rim. On the palate you get touches of iris, with an earthiness alongside, coupled with a grip of tannins that expands through the mid palate then clamps down again pretty sternly on the finish. Strong liquorice and chocolate notes, but the emphasis is clearly on slate and crushed stones, cigar box and cloves, with a strong, serious spine. I don't give 100 during En Primeur, but this is as close as it gets, and is a reflection of just how impressively the Pomerol plateau has performed in the 2019 vintage. Stainless steel vinification then 15 months ageing in barrel, 33% new oak. Drinking Window 2027 - 2050

Score: 98/100Jane Anson, Decanter.com, June 2020

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