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La Fleur de Boüard 2016

Label
RegionBordeaux
SubregionLalande Pomerol
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyMerlot

This property in Lalande de Pomerol has been owned by Hubert de Bouard of Chateau Angelus since 1998 and it is now managed by his daughter Coralie. The 25 year old vines are 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Very much a junior version of Angelus, this wine is always impressively rich and full of fruit thanks to low yields and skillful winemaking. There is also a 3000 bottle special cuvée called "le Plus" which is made from 75 year old Merlot vines and aged in 100% new oak.

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2016La Fleur de Boüard NewBT1 \ 012235.001293 JS1226.11111066666793.0093.00Fleur de Bouard0.7510
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Tasting Notes

Fragrant and spicy, ripe and juicy with a ton of crushed berry character. The generous, supple tannins nicely support the full body and long, silky finish. Drink or hold.

93
James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2019

Medium garnet-purple in color, the 2016 La Fleur de Boüard sings of warm plums, black cherry compote and wild blueberries with touches of exotic spices and violets plus a waft of underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the mouth with bags of black fruit preserves and a plush frame, finishing long and spicy.

Drink Date
2020 - 2032

91+
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (interim en), November 2018

This is delicious, a perfect example of how the vintage balances ripe fruit and great acidity. 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in 75% new oak which just melts right in.

90
Jane Anson, Decanter.com, April 2017

Very dark crimson. Bit of sandpaper on the nose. Very rich and sweet. Almost over the top but there is freshness at the end. This is a strong statement! Drying and rather cool on the end.
Drink 2023-2030

16.5
Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2017

The nose is firm the start of the palate tight with concentrated black fruits. There is a sweeter feel in the middle ripe black fruit the tannins are firm but not aggressive and although fresher at the back there is sweetness on the finish. 2025-2037

87/89
Derek Smedley MW, DerekSmedleyMW.co.uk, April 2017
90
Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2017
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The 2016 La Fleur de Bouard has a generous bouquet with ample black cherry and cassis scents, with a touch of oyster shell and cold flint in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with smooth and supple tannin. The tannins grip the mouth though it does not become too overpowering, while there is an attractive tobacco note that complements the dusky black fruit on the finish. A more classically styled Lalande-de-Pomerol from the de Boüards, it has more personality than previously vintages, and it will give 15-20 years of drinking pleasure.
Drink Date 2022 - 2038

91/93
Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (230), April 2017

A fine and polished Le Plus with fine sophisticated and polished tannins. Full body, juicy and bright. Pretty fruit, acidity and tannin harmony. Old vines.

94/95
James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, March 2017

This property in Lalande de Pomerol has been owned by Hubert de Bouard of Chateau Angelus since 1998 and it is now managed by his daughter Coralie. The 25 year old vines are 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Very much a junior version of Angelus, this wine is always impressively rich and full of fruit thanks to low yields and skillful winemaking. There is also a 3000 bottle special cuvée called "le Plus" which is made from 75 year old Merlot vines and aged in 100% new oak. Not tasted En Primeur in 2016.

Farr Vintners, April 2017
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