Chateau Lafleur 2007 750ml
Pomerol, Bordaeux, France
WA93 ST93 WS92 D18.5 JR17.5
Wine Advocate 93
The 2007 Lafleur has a beautifully composed bouquet with scents of black cherry, truffle, iron piping and a touch of mint. It is very well defined, nicely focused and full of breeding. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, a superb seam of acidity, good body and presence in the mouth. I adore the ferrous aspect of this Lafleur married with the sense of energy conveyed towards the finish—an off-vintage Pomerol that seems to be flourishing with bottle age. Superb. Tasted February 2017.
Drink Date 2018 - 2030
A really complete wine; elegant, harmonious with a firm but fine tannic frame. The owners feel the old vine Cabernet Franc (43% of the blend) made the difference this year. Doesn't have the power of 2005 or persistence of 2006 but this is a wine of great purity and charm which will doubtless age well. Drink 2014-2030. 5 stars.
Jancis Robinson 17.5+
Mid but not especially deep crimson. Low-key nose – on the nose not a great difference between Pensées and Lafleur although Lafleur opened up in the glass, which promises well for what it might do in bottle. Very firm and more serious than Pensées on the palate. 43% Cabernet Franc! and very marked by it. Very fresh and brisk. Very crunchy – exploded in the mouth. Very clean and energetic.