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Chateau La Fleur Petrus History, Overview
Chateau La Fleur Petrus takes its name from its closest neighbors. The vineyard is situated less than a stones throw from Petrus. You can also walk to Chateau Lafleur as it also abuts the vines of La Fleur Petrus. Not bad company to keep if you’re a chateau located on the famous Pomerol plateau.
Chateau La Fleur Petrus has a long history in the appellation. The classic, French, country styled chateau on the property was built in 1782. By the late 19th century, when it owned by the Constant family, the wines were already well-known.
The Constant family were firmly established in Pomerol, as they also owned the respected estate of Chateau Clinet. The vineyard was the property of numerous owners, including the Arnaud family, who also owned Petrus.
During those early years, the wines were sold under the name Petrus Lafleur. It was under the ownership of the Pineau family that the name was changed to Chateau La Fleur Petrus. By 1953, the property was sold to Jean Pierre Moueix.
Shortly after the purchase of the estate in 1953, the vineyard was increased when Jean Pierre Moueix bought 4 additional hectares of vines from neighboring Chateau Le Gay.
While Chateau La Fleur Petrus had cachet before it was bought by Jean Pierre Moueix, the wine clearly improved when it was taken over by the Moueix family. Shortly after the vineyard was purchased, the vineyards were decimated and had to be replanted after the devastating 1956 frost.
Christian Moueix took control of the property in 1978. Under his direction, in 1994, they added 4 hectares of old vines to their vineyards. These vines were obtained once again from their famous neighbor, Chateau Le Gay.
Chateau La Fleur Petrus is an elegant, sensuous, finesse style of Bordeaux wine from Pomerol that in certain years, has the ability to age and gracefully improve for decades.
Starting with the sublime 1998 vintage, at La Fleur Petrus, they have been on a roll, increasing the quality, depth and richness of Chateau La Fleur Petrus vintage after vintage.
The 2009 La Fleur Petrus is a stunning Pomerol wine and is possibly the finest wine the estate has ever produced! Although the 2010 seems to be giving it a run for the money.
Chateau La Fleur Petrus Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking
The 18.7 hectare Pomerol vineyard of Chateau La Fleur Petrus is planted to 91% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. This marks a large change in the vineyard, which was planted to 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc until about 2012.
The vineyards are on the top of the Pomerol plateau. Located on the northern side of the plateau, you can divide the vineyard of La Fleur Petrus into 3 main blocks with 3 different soil types.
To the north, you find more gravel in the soil. To the south, the vineyard has more clay in the terroir. In the the middle of their vines you have a slightly warmer micro-climate with more gravel. As you can see, most of the terroir is gravel with clay soils. Located on the famous plateau of Pomerol, at its peak the vineyard rises to 38 meters.
Even though the original vineyard is located just across a small dirt road from Petrus, and only a single vine away from Chateau Lafleur, the terroir of Chateau La Fleur Petrus is quite different than you find at either estate. This is due to its unique mix of small gravel stones and clay soils. Very little, if any blue clay is found here in the soils.
In 2012, the vineyard of Chateau La Fleur Petrus was increased by almost 4 hectares! That is a lot of land to add to an estate located on the Pomerol plateau. The vines came from a property purchased by Christian Moueix and Edouard Moueix from the Cliquot family, the owners of the little known, but ideally situated, Chateau Guillot.
Due to the increase in size for the estate, and of course the amount of wine being produced, starting with the 2013 vintage, the wines of Chateau La Fleur Petrus were made at Chateau Hosanna, which was previously known as La Providence, both are top Pomerol estates owned by the Moueix family. However, La Providence is no longer in production.
The new location is more modern and functional. Although the chateau remains classically French in style, it is not the original farmhouse that housed La Fleur Petrus for over 100 years. The new location is also used for small receptions and tastings for Ets. Moueix. Another change for Chateau La Fleur Petrus took place starting with the 2015 vintage. For the first time, the wine included a portion of Petit Verdot in the blend.
To produce the wine of Chateau La Fleur Petrus, two laser sorting tables have been in use since 2009. The winery uses thermoregulated concrete vats for vinification and starting in 2004 they began using stainless tanks for the fermentation. Malolactic fermentation takes place in tank.
In 2009, along with Petrus and all the other top Moueix properties, they utilized the new, Optical Sorting technology. Chateau La Fleur Petrus is aged in French, oak barrels that range from 33% to as much as 50% new oak for about 18 months. The amount of oak and time in the barrel fluctuates, depending on the quality and style of the vintage. The average annual production of Chateau La Fleur Petrus is close to 7,000 cases of wine per year.
The best vintages of Chateau La Fleur Petrus are: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2001, 2000, 1998, 1982, 1961, 1959, 1955, 1950, 1947 and 1945.
Starting in 1998, the quality of wines produced at Chateau La Fleur Petrus shot up to an entirely new level of quality. But vintages got even better with 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020 which are all compelling vintages of Chateau La Fleur Petrus and for lovers of decadent, Pomerol wine!
When to Drink Chateau La Fleur Petrus, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time
Chateau La Fleur Petrus needs time before it begins to show its true character. La Fleur Petrus needs at least 8-12 years of aging in good vintages until it is ready to be enjoyed. Young vintages can be decanted for 1-2 hours, or more. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.
Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau La Fleur Petrus offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 10-30 years of age after the vintage.
Serving Chateau La Fleur Petrus with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips
Chateau La Fleur Petrus is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.
Chateau La Fleur Petrus is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau La Fleur Petrus is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, salmon, mushrooms and pasta.
Château La Fleur-Pétrus Wine Tasting Notes
32 Vintages 285,672 Views Sort by Vintage-Rating
|2020||Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol)|
Dark in color, the nose, with its bouquet of flowers, truffle, wet earth, licorice, Asian spice and red with black fruits let you know this is special. However, if you were not convinced yet, once the wine hits your palate with its silk and velvet textures, you'll be hooked. Rich, full-bodied, sensuous and sexy, the array of fruits and their purity is spell-binding. The finish lingers, expands and inspires you to take another sip to experience it all over again. One of the wines of the vintage, this stunning Pomerol will age and develop for at least 3 decades. 97-99 Pts
1,397 Views Tasted May 20, 2021
|2019||Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol)|
A cornucopia of fragrances here ranging from flowers, black and blue fruits, truffle, smoke, wet earth and kirsch grab your focus. It only takes one sip to hook you with its silky, sexy attitude. Concentrated, opulent, fresh and with vibrancy to the fruits, the opulent character knocked me out. 96-98 Pts
5,367 Views Tasted Jun 16, 2020
|2018||Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol)|
The floral dominated nose is accompanied by dark cherries, black plums, boysenberry, dark cocoa and truffles. Full-bodied, rich and focused, your palate is taken over by layers of silky, velvet textured fruits, all of which display incredible purity and elegance. This stunning Pomerol will age and develop for at least 3 decades. 98 Points
1,058 Views Tasted Mar 9, 2021
Black cherry, boysenberry, roses, lilacs, truffle and spice are at work here. On the palate, the wine is pure lavish velvet. Elegance and power are in balance with layers of decadently textured chocolate liqueur soaked plums that linger 'til dawn. In a decade this will be off the hook! 97-99 Pts
3,925 Views Tasted Apr 19, 2019
|2017||Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol)|
The combination of the luxuriant velvet texture and the cashmere tannins on the palate is a knock out. The truffle, black raspberry, plum, licorice and cocoa nose is incredibly aromatic. But when you go back for more of those sensuously textured fruits, that is when you know you are squarely in Pomerol. 96 Points
4,382 Views Tasted Apr 26, 2018
|2016||Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol)|
Smoke, truffle, earth, black plum and floral notes create the perfume. If that wasn't enough, from there you find a sensuous display of gorgeously ripe, sweet, fresh, elegant fruits that effortlessly glide across your palate. This is so sexy! 98 Points
4,785 Views Tasted Sep 21, 2019
A parfait of roses, plums, chocolate, truffles, smoke, spice and cherry blossoms creates the nose. Draped in silk, sensuous with lambskin tannins, the wine is the flossy librarian with her hair down -- an intellectual Pomerol that also delivers sensuality. 95 Points
3,537 Views Tasted Apr 29, 2017
|2015||Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol)|
Elegant, sensuality is on display here. The wine is effortless to taste with its lush, chocolate covered cherry, plum and licorice profile. There is concentration, polish and freshness. But make no mistake, it's the sexy, multi-layered, velvet textured finish that is the highlight of the wine. Age this stunner for a decade and as the truffles kick in, you'll really be blown away. 97 Points
6,581 Views Tasted May 21, 2018
It is like walking into your neighborhood flower shop to find an open jar of licorice and a vat of fresh-squeezed cherries amidst the arrangements. Elegant, supple and alluring, the crushed velvet tannins are outstanding when paired with all that ripe, sweet, lush kirsch liqueur in the finish. The harvest took place from September 11 to October 1. The blend is 92% Merlot, 7.5% Cabernet Franc and for the first time, a dab of Petit Verdot was included in the wine at .05%. 94 - 96 Pts
4,148 Views Tasted Apr 27, 2016
|2014||Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol)|
Floral notes with black raspberries, licorice, chocolate and cherry liqueur, this wine has velvety tannins, silky textures, freshness and sweet, dark fruits that linger on into the night. 93-94 Pts
6,048 Views Tasted Apr 24, 2015
|2013||Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol)|
In this ruby-colored wine, floral, truffles, earth, spice and black raspberries are in plain view. Soft and silky on the palate, there is a sensuous Pomerol character that should deepen and improve with a few years of age. Very nice for the vintage. 92-94 Pts
4,981 Views Tasted Apr 25, 2014
|2012||Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol)|
Truffle, licorice and dark cherry aromas create the perfume. The wine is rich, full bodied and concentrated with all the right stuff. That is, if you like fresh, sweet, juicy, ripe, sweet plums and black cherries, coupled with freshness and sensuous, silky, velvet textures. This could get even better as it develops. 94 Points
4,529 Views Tasted May 15, 2015
Truffle, tobacco, dark red berries and even darker chocolate scents with silky, polished textures and a refined, elegant cocoa and cherry finish that gains in the mouth. 93-95 Pts
4,758 Views Tasted Apr 26, 2013
|2011||Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol)|
Chocolate, floral, black cherry, earth and spicy aromas pair well with soft, silky textures and suave, fresh, pure, spicy red berries. 93-94 Pts
5,639 Views Tasted Apr 21, 2012
|2010||Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol)|
It is hard to decide what I liked best about this wine. The nose, with its floral, truffle and smoked earth surrounding all the ripe, sweet, red fruits. Or the hedonistic thrill ride on the palate, with its velvety textures, lush plums, cherries and chocolate. Fortunately, I did not need to decide. I dug it all! Pomerol fans should be all over this stunner. 97 Points
4,298 Views Tasted Nov 8, 2019
Chocolate covered cherries, plum, black raspberry liqueur and earthy notes create the bouquet. The wine is structured, powerful, tannic , fresh and deep, finishing with a concentrated blast of sweet, ripe, dark cherries that remains on your palate for at least 40 seconds. Not as sexy as the 2009, but this will be a much longer lived wine. 95 Points
6,280 Views Tasted Aug 9, 2013
La Fleur Petrus Fresh picked flowers, Valhrona chocolate and boysenberry liqueur perfume entice your palate to experience layers of refined, silk and velvet plums and black cherries. Luscious, ripe, rich, pure, sweet and long, the wine ends with a chocolate coated, fresh black raspberry liqueur finish 94-96 95 Points
6,391 Views Tasted Apr 21, 2011
|2009||Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol)|
This just keeps getting better and better. Splash decanted, this was a rockstar from the start. But 30 minutes later and it was really off to the races. The decadent texture is a show stopper. The fruit is polished velvet. There is a purity and symmetry to the wine that is impossible to miss. As it developed, notes of lilac, violets and chocolate emerged. And as hard as it is to believe, the wine gained in opulence. If you are a fan of Pomerol at its most decadent, and if you have the coin to spare, this is a future legend waiting in the wings. 98 Points
4,474 Views Tasted Apr 1, 2018
Not quite as expressive as it was, shortly after bottling. Still, it's difficult to escape the hedonistic, silky, opulent textures, soft, ripe, elegant fruits and complex nose. Give it 5 years if you like your wine young. Give it a decade for more of a secondary experience. 96 Points
7,679 Views Tasted Jul 2, 2015
The wine is a bit tight at the moment and required coaxing to bring out the truffle, cherry, chocolate and spicy plum notes. On the palate, this is a hedonistic pleasure machine, with its sexy, opulent textures and long, intense, ripe, fresh,fruit filled finish that moved from red to black plums as the sweet taste and supple textures lingered. This could be the best La Fleur Petrus ever produced! 97 Points
5,035 Views Tasted Aug 13, 2013
This is made from ripe, pure, decadent, silky, velvet textured fruit. With a complex floral, licorice, ripe black cherry, earth and plummy nose, the opulent, glycerin finish is a treat for hedonists. If you bought this Pomerol early as a future, you scored! 97 Points
9,707 Views Tasted May 25, 2012
2009 La Fleur Petrus pops from the glass with aromas of black and red berries, licorice, spice, mocha, and chocolate. Full bodied, rich, and silky with velvety tannins, this sensuous wine has a long finish filled with layers of black berry, dark cherry, and spice flavors. While more powerful and concentrated than the 2005, everything is in balance and harmony. 94-97 96 Points
10,501 Views Tasted Jul 27, 2010
|2008||Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol)|
08 Château La Fleur Petrus is deeply colored. Ripe black plums, spice, mocha, earth, and red fruits are everywhere in the aroma. The impressive, concentrated, opulent, juicy finish shows a lot of ripe and overripe plums. 93-96 Pts
6,654 Views Tasted Jul 30, 2009
|2007||Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol)|
Better on the nose, with its floral, bright cherry, strawberry, wet earth and cocoa profile, than on the lighter, medium-bodied, earthy, red berry and herb, soft-textured palate. This is fully ready to go, no decanting required here. 91 Points
2,631 Views Tasted Feb 4, 2020
|2006||Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol)|
With its cocoa powder coated cherry, earth, herb, black raspberry and truffle scented nose, the wine is a pleasure to swirl and sniff. Medium bodied, soft and silky, the wine finishes with clean, fresh cherries. I wish the wine had a little more depth and concentration. Still, I'd give it at least a few more years to develop. 91 Points
4,842 Views Tasted Feb 17, 2013
|2005||Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol)|
Licorice, chocolate covered plums, flowers and truffle scents open as soon as the cork is popped from the bottle. On the palate, this is an elegant, medium bodied, lighter, fresher style of Pomerol. Soft and sophisticated, this chocolate, plum and black raspberry filled wine needs another 4-6 years before it starts revealing all its ample charms. 92 Points
9,573 Views Tasted Aug 10, 2011
|2004||Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol)|
This finesse styled, elegant, soft textured charmer offers plenty of sweet, ripe, dark plums, wet earth and cocoa. 91 Points
8,422 Views Tasted Nov 30, 2014
|2001||Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol)|
This finesse styled, medium bodied Pomerol, is drinking perfectly, with its silky, fresh, red cherry, cocoa and earthy personality. I wish it had a bit more depth, because it's really a nice style of wine. This is a not a wine to age for decades, I'd drink it over the next several years. 91 Points
3,339 Views Tasted Dec 31, 2012
|2000||Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol)|
A beautiful nose with its truffle, flower, dark plum, cedar and tobacco leaf aromatics. Lush, round and sultry on the palate with good weight and freshness. The finish shows off lots of ripe black cherry, plum, cocoa and strong green herb and pepper component. Some will like the older-school approach here, but it is mildly intrusive in my book. Not enough to deter me from drinking it, but enough to notice it. 93 Points
2,990 Views Tasted Dec 23, 2020
Very sexy, right out of the gate. Soft, polished and sensuously textured, the wine serves it up right out of the gate. Mixing mocha with truffle, dark chocolate, black cherry, spice and mint, there is freshness and silky, ripe, red fruits in the finish. OK, if you want to quibble, there is a touch of green pepper, probably from a lack of selection, but there is so much pleasure in the wine, it is easy to skip on by those details and just enjoy the ride. 94 Points
5,153 Views Tasted Oct 18, 2017
Yea baby, now we're talkin'! Sexy, silky, sweet and supple. Medium bodied, with good freshness, fruit and flavor, this is one sensuous bottle of wine. 95 Points
3,678 Views Tasted May 12, 2015
There is a beautiful sense of purity in the fresh, clean, ripe, dark cherry fruits that are made even better with what seems like layers of shaved truffles and dark chocolate. Soft, polished and silky, drink this now, or age it another 5 years for an earthier experience. 94 Points
3,693 Views Tasted Jan 20, 2014
If you like the idea if sensuous, opulent textures, flowers, chocolate covered, ripe cherries, truffle, earth and boysenberry, with a long, decadent, fresh, pure finish that makes you want to fill and refill your glass, this is the wine for you. I know I loved it! 94 Points
4,656 Views Tasted May 26, 2013
What a sexy little beast. Plummy, spicy scents get your attention. But the plush, rich entry and wonderful mouthfeel keep you in the game. This is already so good, if you have a case, pop a bottle. However, it will only get better. It was good enough that if I did not own it already, I'd buy a case. 94 Points
7,170 Views Tasted Mar 17, 2008
|1998||Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol)|
Everything you want in a developed Pomerol is here. Rich, opulent, silky and luscious in texture, the ripe, sweet, fleshy, dark juicy plums, cherries, chocolate and truffle show on the nose and palate. The finish wraps everything else up perfectly, which is what you want, because this treat is not something you want to let go of. This is drinking just great today, and it could improve. There is no need for decanting here, just pop and pour. 97 Points
2,804 Views Tasted Dec 26, 2020
If you are one of the lucky collectors to have a few bottles of this beauty laid down, this is the perfect time to pop a cork. Sexy, sensuous, and with polished, silky tannins, the fruit is ripe, sweet, fresh and loaded with dark chocolate, truffle, spice and black cherries. The long, velvety finish wraps up everything in a nice bow. 95 Points
5,368 Views Tasted Sep 29, 2017
Elegant, sexy, refined and polished, this is ready to drink, as the freshness of the sweet plums, cherry and truffle character is really starting to shine. This is very stylish. 95 Points
4,417 Views Tasted Dec 15, 2015
Silky, plush, polished textures, a big dose of sweet, ripe, black cherries and a truffle, chocolate and plum filled personality make this wine a treat for the senses. It's beautiful to drink today. 95 Points
3,732 Views Tasted Nov 16, 2014
Black licorice, minerality, earth, milk chocolate covered cherries and fresh raspberry scents focus your attention on what's in the glass. The silk and velvet, palate caressing mouth feel is pure, sensuous Pomerol. The wine ends with an elegant, soft, fresh, clean, spicy cherry filled finish. Drinking perfectly today, this will age and improve for at least another 15 or more years. But there is no reason not to open a bottle of this sexy wine today. 95 Points
5,970 Views Tasted May 19, 2013
Chocolate covered boysenberries, truffle, violets, mocha, smoke, toast, spicy black cherry and earthy aromas get you interested into knowing more about what's in the glass. Full bodied and filled with luscious ripe plums, chocolate and boysenberry, this sensuous, opulent, pleasure machine of a wine is running on all cylinders today and should get better with time. This is the best showing yet for1998 La Fleur Petrus. I'm glad I have a few more bottles left in the cellar. 94 Points
6,524 Views Tasted Mar 11, 2012
Rich and filled with ripe plummy aromatics, this silky wine finishes with sweet chocolate sensations. Better than the 95, but slightly lighter than the 00, the wine offers a lot of finesse and complexity. The wine should improve over the next several years. 92 Points
6,521 Views Tasted Oct 12, 2010
This is a fine wine, with ample levels of sweet, ripe fruit, silky textures, medium body and a long plummy finish. This estate, located next to Petrus on the plateau started marching to a new drum with the 95 vintage and they have not looked back. Newer vintages keep getting better and better. 91 Points
4,199 Views Tasted Mar 17, 2009
|1995||Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol)|
Initial scents of violets, cocoa, cherry earth moved to blackberry and cigar box, truffle and kirsch. After 3 hours in the glass, the dusty tannins shifted to a more friendly dry sensation, with fresh blackberry in the finish. This will be a long lived wine. It has the structure to age for at least another 15-20 more years. But it will always have the tannic signature of the vintage with its refined, masculine expression of Pomerol. 92 Points
6,820 Views Tasted May 21, 2012
Chocolate, flowers, truffle, red and black plums with fresh herb aromas do not require much effort to find. Medium/full bodied, with silky textures and no hard edges, this Pomerol is filled with round textures and layers of spicy black raspberries, plums and dark cherries. 93 Points
7,103 Views Tasted Aug 17, 2011
|1990||Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol)|
Earth, cherries, red plums, spice and herbal aromas make up the perfume. Medium bodied, elegant in character, but light in weight and lacking the concentration found in the top vintages of this Pomerol wine. This is already past full maturity and should be consumed sooner than later. 89 Points
4,613 Views Tasted Oct 23, 2011
|1989||Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol)|
This could almost be called Pomerol light. Light color, light aromatics, light palate presence. Fully mature and then some, this wine lacks the stuffing for further aging. 89 Points
3,861 Views Tasted Mar 17, 2008
|1987||Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol)|
This showed why vintages matter. If you're one of those people believing that great Chateau make stellar wines in off vintages, but a bottle of 87 Petrus and put that theory to the test. What a dud. The best descriptor I could think of for this tired, fruitless wine was, there is no there, there. 82 Points
3,572 Views Tasted Mar 17, 2008
|1982||Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol)|
Sporting a light, ruby color, the wine opens with an earthy, truffle, tobacco, bright cherry and red plum nose. Medium/full bodied, with soft, gentle textures, this is fully mature and is best consumed over the next few years as the fruit is clearly starting to fade. 90 Points
6,825 Views Tasted Nov 17, 2012
|1975||Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol)|
This traditionally styled wine showed how far Bordeaux has come over the past few decades. Do not expect elegance or ripe fruit with this old lady. It's not going to happen. For people who think Bordeaux was better before Parker, this wine's for you. 83 Points
2,565 Views Tasted Mar 17, 2008
|1970||Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol)|
Correct, fully mature, easy to drink, earthy, tobacco tinged, cherry and mushroom-filled, medium-bodied wine that is fully mature and requires drinking. For the vintage, I was hoping it would be better. 88 Points
2,261 Views Tasted Jul 17, 2019
Decent, but clearly fading, this is a wine that needs to be consumed much sooner than later. Medium bodied, with a but too much acidity, the earthy, cherry and tart plum notes, with their truffle accent were barely hanging on. 87 Points
4,552 Views Tasted Jul 30, 2017
|1964||Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol)|
This sexy wine is packed with sweet, ripe, juicy plums, cherries, earth, truffle and cocoa. With soft, silky textures and a long, red and black fruit finish, this is clearly at its peak. 94 Points
5,288 Views Tasted May 8, 2014
|1955||Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol)|
My last bottle, but you have to drink it sometime. What a stunning wine! The intoxicating blend of truffle, ripe, cherry, red pit fruits, smoke, thyme, and almost 100% cacao chocolate rocks! The texture is akin to spun silk. 94 Points
2,005 Views Tasted Sep 21, 2018
With a distinctive nose of iodine, oyster shell, tobacco, red fruits and wet earth, the medium bodied wine served up a delicious mouthful of sweet cherries and warm spices and elegant textures. 93 Points
3,560 Views Tasted Mar 2, 2016
This was light, ruby in color with hints of bricking. The delicate perfume offers spice, flowers, tobacco, truffles, smoke and herbs. Soft, elegant, and charming on the palate, the earthy, red fruit wine remained at the same level for about 90 minutes before gently slipping away. 91 Points
4,081 Views Tasted Dec 31, 2009
55 Lafleur Petrus initially had some nice complex aromatic qualities. For the first few moments, some fruit could be found in the finish. But, this wine began decomposing in the glass after the first 5 minutes. It was fun while it lasted. 84 Points
3,994 Views Tasted Nov 22, 2007
|1953||Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol)|
With wines this old, it's hard to tell if it's just the bottle or the wine, when the bottle does not perform as well as you would hope or expect. In this case, as I have had other, older bottles from the property that offered more pleasure, I suspect it was a bit of both in this case. The nose was the best part of the wine, with its truffle and strong tobacco character. But on the palate, the wine was tart and showed some maderization. Oh well, such is life. 75 Points
2,102 Views Tasted Jul 30, 2017
|1950||Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol)|
Still going strong for a wine that is getting close to 70 years of age. With more earth, truffle and tobacco than fruit, as is to be expected, the wine showed softness in its texture, finishing with a sweet and tart, red berry, spice and wet earth note. If this is the bottle you need for a birth year, save it until 2020, else drink up. 92 Points
2,238 Views Tasted Jul 30, 2017
|1937||Château La Fleur-Pétrus (Pomerol)|
Hard to believe this wine is close to 80 years of age with its baked chocolate, floral, tobacco and fresh cherry profile. Light, but sweet, soft and supple, there is a lot to like about this wine, if you ever see a bottle. 90 Points
2,396 Views Tasted May 8, 2014