La Fleur Pétrus 2000


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Tasting Notes

I am not convinced the 2000 La Fleur Petrus is going to eclipse the 1998, which performed even better in a recent tasting. Nevertheless, it is a terrific effort from this estate, sandwiched between the hallowed vineyards of Petrus and Lafleur. A deep plum/ruby color is followed by aromas of mocha, kirsch liqueur, loamy soil, spice box, and licorice. It is an opulent, medium to full-bodied, big, substantial yet elegant, precise Pomerol displaying beautiful purity. It is just beginning to drink well, and should continue to age for another 10+ years. One of the two bottles I tasted was corked.

Score: 93+Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (189), June 2010

Score: 95Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

A wine of superb concentration and dazzling intensity, the impressive 2000 Lafleur-Petrus is tasting even better out of bottle than it did from cask. A deep saturated purple-colored, full-bodied, powerful example that is clearly in a class with the 1998, it may be the finest Lafleur-Petrus made in the last 50 years. The 2000 exhibits plenty of cocoa, black cherry, plum, and currant fruit, a large framework, and impressive concentration as well as power. I always thought this was an improved "bigger" version of the 1975, and I have no reason to think otherwise based on its performance from bottle. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025.

Score: 95Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003

Score: 91/94+Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (139), February 2002

Score: 88/90Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001

Score: 92James Suckling, Wine Spectator (Mar 31, 03), March 2003

Score: 88/91James Suckling,, January 2003

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