La Fleur Pétrus 2014


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Tasting Notes

The 2014 La Fleur Petrus is impressive out of barrel and it continues to evince quality now in bottle. It has a lovely, engaging bouquet with vivacious redcurrant and cranberry fruit, superb mineralité and energy, real focus and a sense of drive in situ. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a sense of symmetry and poise from start to finish. It has perhaps turned into a slightly more elegant and feminine wine than I anticipated, less bullish than the Hosanna. But there is real complexity on the finish with black pepper and clove lingering on the aftertaste. This is superb. Drink Date 2020-2045

Score: 94Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Interim En), April 2017

The Château La Fleur-Petrus 2014 was the penultimate wine from JP Moueix that I tasted before Trotanoy and it marks a serious step up in quality from the wines that I had tasted before. Here there is much more fruit intensity and presence on the nose: animated crushed strawberry, raspberry and orange sorbet scents all well defined and unlike the previous wines...vivacious. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, tobacco and cigar ash infusing the solid core of red fruit with a long structured finish. It is not the greatest La Fleur-Petrus that I have tasted however, it is a great contribution to the vintage. Excellent. Drink: 2018 - 2038

Score: 92/94Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (218), April 2015

Much more sweet fruit than others with honeysuckle perfume. Fascinating. Medium to full body, very fine tannins and a super finish of ripe-strawberry character. Yet everything’s always in check and class. Give it five or six years of bottle to see its true greatness.

Score: 98James Suckling,, February 2017

This comes out at the finish with dark berry, cherry and mineral character. Full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Solid and structured. Shows potential.

Score: 93/94James Suckling,, April 2015

The 2014 Lafleur-Pétrus is a wine of translucence and total finesse. Deep and rich, yet also light on its feet, the 2014 Lafleur-Pétrus is one of the most distinctive wines of the vintage for the way in which it brings together intensity and elegance, all with an unmistakably understated personality. Bright aromatic top notes add to the wine’s open-knit bouquet and overall feeling of sensuality. A considerable amount of Cabernet Franc character comes through, even if Franc is only 7 % of the blend. All the elements are in the right place. In 2014, Lafleur-Pétrus is 93 % Merlot and 7 % Cabernet Franc.

Score: 96Antonio Galloni,, February 2017

Tasted blind. Some richness at last and great inky pleasure as well as the (ahem) ‘freshness’. This is thoroughly pleasing wine with graphite notes of Cabernet Franc.
Drink 2024-2040

Score: 17+Jancis Robinson MW,, February 2018

Racy and dense and lively. Lots of density and lift too. Correct and dense. Slightly inky finish. A hint of green on the end.
Drink 2024-2038

Score: 16.5Jancis Robinson MW,, April 2015

This famous Pomerol property has been run by the Moueix family since the 1950's and produces a wine that is always a classic of the appellation and keenly sought-after. Deep ruby colour. Blueberries and cherries on the nose with a hint of mint and black pepper. The palate is juicy, rich and sweet, with succulent and fleshy red fruit from Merlot purity. This highlights the freshness and precision of the vintage. Not a heavyweight but a wonderful, measured expression of Pomerol.

Score: 17Farr Vintners, March 2015

While not up to the level of the 2015, the 2014 La Fleur Petrus is still a beautiful, elegant, and nuanced wine that’s well worth your money. Exotic flowers, perfumed red fruits, candied orange, spice, and loads of tobacco, and damp earth notes emerge from this complex Pomerol and it’s medium to full-bodied, incredibly elegant, perfectly balanced, and pure. It shows more and more floral nuances with time in the glass and while it’s not a blockbuster, it’s a wine of finesse and elegance that has fabulous intensity. It’s a beautiful 2014 to drink over the coming 20+ years. 2018 - 2038

Score: 93Jeb Dunnuck,, November 2017

This has a fleshy feel and a solid core of dark plum, fig and blackberry compote flavors. A strong charcoal spine adds texture on the finish, while black tea, menthol, bay and warm stone notes cruise through for added range. Has heft and will need some time. Best from 2020 through 2035. 2,917 cases made.

Score: 94James Molesworth,, February 2017

Fragrant the nose seems quite light and the palate starts with a bramble bilberry mix. It fills out in the middle the fruit ripe, supple and fleshy lots of ripe damsons. There is a balancing freshness and although sweet and ripe at the back the finish is lighter long, fragrant lots of charm. 2022-40

Score: 92/96Derek Smedley MW, April 2015

Some wines taste superb at every stage of their development, and I'm convinced this will be one of them. Floral, refined and nostril-twitchingly delicious, it's silky, supple, nuanced and fresh, with perfectly judged oak integration, filigree tannins, succulent fruit and a finish that lingers and lingers.

Score: 97Tim Atkin MW,, April 2015

Score: 91Decanter Magazine, April 2015

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