La Fleur Pétrus 2005


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Tasting Notes

Abundant sweet cherry and truffle, new saddle leather and spice box notes are present in this medium to full-bodied, supple-textured, silky Pomerol. It is less concentrated than some of the big boys such as Gazin, Le Gay, L’Evangile and Certan de May, but it is an elegant, finesse style of wine to drink over the next 10-15 years. Drink 2015-2030.

Score: 92Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (219), June 2015

As one might expect from the Moueix family, this is a classic, traditionally styled Bordeaux exhibiting a deep ruby color, medium body, and a sweet perfume of licorice and kirsch that are reminiscent of a Grenache-based wine from the southern Rhone. However, its elegance, freshness, and high but sweet tannin are unmistakably Bordeaux in style. This 2005 should round into shape in 5-8 years, and keep for a minimum of two decades

Score: 93Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (176), April 2008

This beautiful wine is aptly named. Made in a quintessentially elegant style, with layers of black currant and cherry fruit intermixed with plum, licorice, and vanillin characteristics, medium to full body, sweet tannin, good weight and depth, and no hard edges, this impressive Pomerol should be drinkable in 5-7 years, and keep for 20-25.

Score: 92/94Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (170), April 2007

Made in Pomerol’s quintessentially elegant style, this 2005 reveals pure raspberry and cherry fruit intermixed with spice box, cedar, and licorice. With superb purity, medium body, and stunning concentration, 3-4 years of cellaring will be beneficial, and it should last for 15+.

Score: 92/94Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (164), April 2006

Score: 95James Suckling,, February 2008

Extravagant aromas of crushed fruit and flowers. Almost like a young Port. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and a soft and silky tannin structure. Very fine.

Score: 92/94James Suckling, Wine Spectator, March 2006

Fresh, dense and electric nose. Very flattering and powerful. Complete and flattering. A little dry on the finish but very serious wine. Opulent and velvety. And polished.

Score: 17.5Jancis Robinson MW,, February 2009

Mid healthy crimson. Very mineral nose - almost iron filings - though with lots of rich fruit underneath. Very grainy tannins. Extremely embryonic and sinewy. This one is an athlete, probably a marathon runner. Drink 2017-30

Score: 18Jancis Robinson MW,, April 2006

Bright full red. Complex, subtle aromas of red fruits, pungent minerals, flowers, licorice and fresh herbs. Sweet, dense and nicely focused, with a sappy, medicinal quality to the dark fruit and mineral flavors. Finishes broad and vibrant if a bit youthfully wound up. This is built to age.

Score: 92+Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

A really delightful wine, harmonious, expressive. Plays on elegance. Beautiful texture, fine tannins, long finish. Drink 2014-2030.

Score: 18James Lawther MW, Decanter Magazine, April 2006

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