One of the candidates for “wine of the vintage,” the 2006 is potentially the finest La Fleur Petrus made since the late forties. Harvested prior to the region’s first big rain in mid-September, from yields of 30-36 hectoliters per hectare, it possesses atypical power, thickness, and richness, as well as a superb perfume of flowers, melted licorice, scorched earth, and abundant black and red fruits. Great intensity, a full-bodied, multilayered opulence, beautiful purity, and tremendous length suggest this stunning 2006 will be at its apogee between 2012-2030+.
|Score: 94/96+||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (170), April 2007|
The 2006 Château La Fleur-Petrus has a fragrant, crushed rose petal bouquet mixed with raspberry coulis and wild strawberry scents, the oak beautifully assimilated and demonstrating fine precision. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, well-judged acidity, bright blueberry and black plum notes mixed with cedar and minerals towards the finish. This is turning into a très bon vin!
|Score: 93||Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, May 2016|
Tasted at JP Moueix. This is far superior to Latour-à-Pomerol. Firstly there is greater intensity on the nose with wild strawberry, raspberry, dates and a faint hint of milk chocolate. The palate is rich and supple with good backbone underneath. Nice balance, cohesive, solid and smooth and a toasty, blackberry and iodine finish. Very classy. Tasted April 2007.
|Score: 92/94||Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2007|
Offers an extremely pretty nose of cinnamon, crushed berry and milk chocolate. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and a long finish. Very impressive for the vintage.
|Score: 92/94||James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, March 2007|
A Jean-Pierre Moueix wine.
Very slight dullness to the crimson. Positively exotic nose. Very rich sweet black fruit aromas then very fine dry finish with super-polished tannins. Lovely balance and freshness after the richness of the nose.
|Score: 17.5||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2007|