La Fleur Pétrus 2013
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Only 2,000 cases will be produced from the tiny 2013 crop at La Fleur Petrus, an estate that the Moueix family is making every effort to elevate (in price and quality) next to such properties as Petrus, Lafleur, La Conseillante, l'Evangile and Vieux Chateau Certan. The 2013 La Fleur Petrus- attractive dark ruby/plum color is followed by sweet cassis, kirsch, raspberry, dusty, loamy soil and tobacco leaf aromas. Medium-bodied with adequate acidity and sweet tannin, this attractive, elegant, purely made Pomerol can be enjoyed over the next 10-12 years.
|Score: 89/91||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (214), August 2014|
The 2013 La Fleur Petrus is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc and offers a more enticing bouquet than the Latour-à-Pomerol at this early stage, more depth of fruit on the nose thanks to that pure Merlot: small red cherries, crushed strawberry and just a hint of iodine. The palate is sweet on the entry with crushed red berries, sea salt, bay leaf and a pinch of black pepper. This is well balanced and with more rondeur than the comparatively masculine Latour-à-Pomerol, suave on the finish even if it does not bestow the same complexity as other vintages from this Pomerol estate. Give it just another year in bottle and then it should give 12-15 years drinking pleasure, possibly more.
|Score: 91||Neal Martin, RobertParker.com (227), October 2016|
Now La Fleur-Petrus has swallowed Château Guillot, I thought it pertinent to ask Edouard Moueix exactly how it is contributing to the blend. Edouard told me that around 75% of its vines are currently being blended into La Fleur Petrus, but that the vines surrounding the house suffered severe millerandage and was not used. The La Fleur-Petrus has an elegant bouquet with cranberry, crushed strawberry and mineral tones. It is a little more flamboyant than the Latour-à-Pomerol and yet it never "lets go" completely. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, a fine line of acidity and a lovely spiciness towards the slightly austere finish. With good structure, this classic Pomerol should give pleasure over the next 10 to 15 years
|Score: 90/92||Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2014|
A layered and ripe wine for the vintage with silky tannins, juicy fruit and a long finish. Full body. with a bright and juicy finish. It's shows length and class for 2013.
|Score: 92/93||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2014|
|Score: 93||Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2014|
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