Delicious aromas and flavors of kirsch and licorice emerge from the dark ruby-hued 2007 Lafleur (a blend of 53% Merlot and 47% Cabernet Franc). It is a medium-bodied, round, luscious cuvee revealing more density than most of its peers. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. Drink 2010-2025.
|Score: 90||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (188), April 2010|
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|Score: 88/90||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (176), April 2008|
The 2007 Lafleur has a beautifully composed bouquet with scents of black cherry, truffle, iron piping and a touch of mint. It is very well defined, nicely focused and full of breeding. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, a superb seam of acidity, good body and presence in the mouth. I adore the ferrous aspect of this Lafleur married with the sense of energy conveyed towards the finish—an off-vintage Pomerol that seems to be flourishing with bottle age. Superb. Tasted February 2017.
Drink Date 2018 - 2030
|Score: 93||Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (231), June 2017|
A deep garnet colour. The nose needs some time in glass, but it develops beautifully, certainly with a natural sense of ripeness rather than the more ersatz raisin and prune notes found on some Right Bank wines. Baked red cherries, sous-bois, a touch of green pepper from the Cabernet Franc. Very fine delineation. The most immediately striking thing is the fineness of the tannins and the density and harmony of this Lafleur. Very focused, probably more so than the 2006. Very good weight with notes of blackberry, raspberry and a hint of mocha. Very smooth on the finish, great length. Tasted April 2008.
|Score: 94/96||Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2008|
This is serious. It starts off slowly and builds on your palate. Medium-to-full body and subtle flavors of chocolate, berry and light vanilla. Long and persistent for the year. Wonderful
|Score: 90/93||James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, April 2008|
Mid but not especially deep crimson. Low-key nose – on the nose not a great difference between Pensées and Lafleur although Lafleur opened up in the glass, which promises well for what it might do in bottle. Very firm and more serious than Pensées on the palate. 43% Cabernet Franc! and very marked by it. Very fresh and brisk. Very crunchy – exploded in the mouth. Very clean and energetic. Tannins a little dry on the finish. Drink 2012-19
|Score: 17.5||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2008|
Good deep ruby-red. Complex nose melds black plum, musky chocolate, licorice, menthol and fresh herbs. Sweet, dense, ripe and silky, with lovely life and palate coverage. Pure and harmonious from the outset, with a firm architecture for the year. Finishes a bit strict but not hard, with a smoky nuance and lovely length. Pomerol does not get much better than this in 2007. The alcohol here will be in the low 13s.
|Score: 90/93||Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar|
A really complete wine; elegant, harmonious with a firm but fine tannic frame. The owners feel the old vine Cabernet Franc (43% of the blend) made the difference this year. Doesn't have the power of 2005 or persistence of 2006 but this is a wine of great purity and charm which will doubtless age well. Drink 2014-2030. 5 stars.
|Score: 18.5||Decanter Magazine, Decanter.com|