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La Fleur Pétrus 2022

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Right Bank > Pomerol
Grape VarietyMerlot

This famous Pomerol property has been run by the Moueix family since the 1950s and produces a wine that is always a classic of the appellation and keenly sought-after. The vineyard is now 18.7 hectares after more parcels were purchased on the plateau of Pomerol and Château Providence amalgamated (the lesser plots - some 5 hectares - being relegated to Lagrange à Pomerol). The vineyard is planted with 91% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and (rare for Pomerol) 3% Petit Verdot.

In 2022 the blend is 96.5% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 0.5% Petit Verdot. The harvest started on September 1st. Edouard Moueix descibed his 2020 Pomerols has having the generosity of 2009 with the tannins of 2010.

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Tasting Notes

The high point of the Mouiex portfolio this year is the beautiful 2022 La Fleur-Pétrus, a wine that derives from a number of prime clay-gravel parcels on Pomerol's plateau. Wafting from the glass with aromas of cassis and cherries mingled with hints of orange zest, pencil shavings and toasty oak, it's medium to full-bodied, ripe and fleshy, with an ample core of fruit, ripe tannins and a long, perfumed finish. Seamless and complete, it will offer a broad drinking window.

William Kelley, Wine Advocate (266), April 2023

The 2022 La Fleur-Pétrus was picked 1 to 19 September this year. This seems very seductive on the nose with vibrant red berry fruit, cinnamon, light black truffly aromas. Maybe it doesn't quite deliver the complexity of the very best this estate has produced in recent years. The palate is medium-bodied with svelte tannins, and perfectly judged acidity that lends this Pomerol unerring symmetry. However, it is quite linear toward the dark chocolate tinged finish. Fine tenderness here. Give it several years in bottle as there is a lot of potential. 2030-2060

Neal Martin, vinous.com, May 2023

Bright ruby purple in colour, this is enticing with blue and red fruits interwoven with sweet wood spice and a touch of cedar on the nose. The palate is plush and rounded but has a depth of fruit to be a serious, deep Pomerol. Polished and succulent, the fruit bursts through the fine grained and soft tannins. The acids are direct, cutting through the flesh and harmonising this wine. This is a stellar 2022.

Thomas Parker MW, Farr Vintners, April 2023

Very structured LFP with black berry, chocolate, walnut and spice character. Full yet fresh with tannic tension and energy in the finish. One for the cellar. 96.5% merlot, 3% cabernet franc and 0.5% petit verdot.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2023

The 2022 La Fleur-Petrus is composed of 96.5% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 0.5% Petit Verdot. Deep garnet-purple in color, the nose is completely locked-down to start, needing a lot of shaking to wake up profound notes of Morello cherries, fresh black plums, and boysenberry preserves, giving way to graceful waves of iron ore and iris scents with a touch of wood smoke. the full-bodied palate is an exercise in finesse, featuring beautifully ripe, silt-like tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing long and minerally. Impressive wine, yet it will require some patient cellaring.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Independent, May 2023

Grilled sage and rosemary spice on the aromatics, with rose petals emerging as the frame softens. This is structured and muscular, yet with light let in between the concentrated tannins and heavy black pepper spice. Sweet raspberry fruit also, alongside liqourice and pencil lead, and this clearly has a long life ahead of it. There is vintage imprint here, but also fragrance, grip, juice and velvet texture. Harvest September 1 to 19, 18.7ha.

Jane Anson, JaneAnson.com, May 2023

96.5% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 0.5% Petit Verdot. Cask sample.
Elegant and fresh with an impressive depth of fruit. A note of mint furthers the complexity. Refined texture, the tannins silky and long. Plenty of drive and energy. Persistent. Measured and spot on. (JL)
Drink 2030– 2045

James Lawther MW, JancisRobinson.com, May 2023
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