Chateau La Fleur de Bouard Lalande de Pomerol, Complete Guide

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Chateau La Fleur de Bouard History, Overview

Chateau La Fleur de Bouard is owned by the de Bouard family. When Hubert de Bouard purchased the property in 1998, it was called La Fleur Saint Georges. Following the age-old custom of renaming a wine after a change in ownership, they rechristened their new property, Chateau La Fleur de Bouard.

The de Bouard family are well known for their vineyards in St. Emilion, which include Chateau Angelus and Chateau Bellevue as well as their estate in the Cotes de Francs appellation, Chateau de Francs. Hubert de Bouard purchased the estate in 1998 from a French insurance company.

1998 marked the debut vintage for La Fleur de Bouard. However, starting with the 2012 vintage, Chateau La Fleur de Bouard began to be completely managed by Coralie de Bouard, the daughter of Hubert de Bouard. In 2016, Coralie de Bouard started another winery in the Montagne St. Emilion appellation, Clos de Bouard.

Chateau La Fleur de Bouard Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking

The 25-hectare vineyard of Chateau La Fleur de Bouard is planted to 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard has a terroir of clay and sand with a base of gravel underneath the soil.

However, it is the goal of the estate to slowly increase the amount of Cabernet Sauvignon in the vines. The vine density is 6,500 vines per hectare in the oldest vines. Chateau La Fleur de Bouard sits on the plateau of Lalande de Pomerol in Neac, which is not far from Pomerol.

However, new plantings were taking place at 8,500 vines per hectare. Today, new plantings are being done at an even higher level of density at 9,300 vines per hectare.

The average age of the vines at Chateau La Fleur de Bouard is 25 years old. However, they have old vines that are close to 50 years of age in their vineyards as well.

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In 2011, La Fleur de Bouard completed a multi-year reconstruction of their entire wine-making facilities and the chateau, making this one of the most modern estates in the Right Bank. The most striking new feature is their hanging, reverse, stainless steel, conical vats.

To produce the wine of La Fleur de Bouard, the grapes go through a pre-fermentation, cold maceration at 10 degrees Celsius, and a 3-4 week maceration in stainless steel tanks. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in 28 stainless steel tanks that range in size from 70 hectoliters and go up to 80 hectoliters.

Malolactic fermentation is performed in 75% to 80% new oak barrels. The wine is then aged in the vat to help integrate the wood. Lastly, the wine is then placed in 75% to 80% new, French oak barrels for between 18-24 months, depending on the character of the vintage.

The best vintages of Chateau La Fleur de Bouard are: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005 and 2000.

The blend for Chateau La Fleur de Bouard is usually quite close to the planted acreage. Additionally, Chateau La Fleur de Bouard produces a special cuvee called Le Plus La Fleur de Bouard. The grapes for this Cuvee come from a small, specific, 2-hectare parcel of very old Merlot vines planted in their deepest clay soils.

When to Drink Chateau La Fleur de Bouard, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau La Fleur de Bouard is much better with at least 3-5 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 1 – 2 hours.

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 de Bouard offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 4-15 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Chateau La Fleur de Bouard with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Chateau La Fleur de Bouard 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 de Bouard is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted braised and grilled dishes. Chateau La Fleur de Bouard is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

This high-quality, character-filled wine is the perfect ringer for a Pomerol tasting. It is the benchmark for any wine from the Lalande de Pomerol appellation.

The blend of La Fleur de Bouard as well as that of Le Plus La Fleur de Bouard varies depending on the vintage. It ranges from 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc to almost 100% Merlot. However, for Le Plus La Fleur de Bouard, the majority of the time, it’s usually closer to 100% Merlot, while La Fleur de Bouard is closer to the vineyard plantings, which averages about 80% Merlot.

Previously, there were two-second wines, La Fleur Saint Georges and Le Lion La Fleur de Bouard. These are the exact same wines. By 2013, however, that changed and since that time, there is only one-second wine produced here, Le Lion La Fleur de Bouard. The average annual production for La Fleur de Bouard is close to 7,000 cases per year.

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Château La Fleur de Boüard Wine Tasting Notes

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2021 Château La Fleur de Boüard  (Lalande de Pomerol) 90
Flowers, star anise, cherries, cocoa, licorice, and a hint of espresso bean on the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, silky, sweet, fresh, and chalky with dark chocolate and cherries on the backend. There is no Le Plus this year, which makes this a stronger wine as all of that old vine Merlot was placed into the blend. The wine is 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink from 2023-2033. 89-91

Flowers, star anise, cherries, cocoa, licorice, and a hint of espresso bean on the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, silky, sweet, fresh, and chalky with dark chocolate and cherries on the backend. There is no Le Plus this year, which makes this a stronger wine as all of that old vine Merlot was placed into the blend. The wine is 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink from 2023-2033. 89-91

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2021 Château La Fleur de Boüard Le Lion  (Lalande de Pomerol) 87
Forward, plummy, early-drinking, soft, open and already quite easy to taste, you should enjoy this on the young side to maintain the majority of its fruit. Drink from 2023-2027. 86-88

Forward, plummy, early-drinking, soft, open and already quite easy to taste, you should enjoy this on the young side to maintain the majority of its fruit. Drink from 2023-2027. 86-88

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2020 Château La Fleur de Boüard Le Plus  (Lalande de Pomerol) 94
Dark purple in color, here you find loads of dark chocolate covered black fruits, espresso, licorice and spice. Medium/full-bodied, with velvet textured tannins and layers of sweet, supple fruits on the palate and in the back end. Give this 5 years or so in the bottle and it should really start to sing. 93-95 Pts

Dark purple in color, here you find loads of dark chocolate covered black fruits, espresso, licorice and spice. Medium/full-bodied, with velvet textured tannins and layers of sweet, supple fruits on the palate and in the back end. Give this 5 years or so in the bottle and it should really start to sing. 93-95 Pts

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2020 Château La Fleur de Boüard  (Lalande de Pomerol) 92
Flowers, plums, cherries, cocoa, wet earth, licorice, espresso and sweet, energetic, silky cherries are found on the nose and palate. The wine is elegant, fruity and supple, with chewy textures and loads of ripe fruit in the finish. 91-93 Pts

Flowers, plums, cherries, cocoa, wet earth, licorice, espresso and sweet, energetic, silky cherries are found on the nose and palate. The wine is elegant, fruity and supple, with chewy textures and loads of ripe fruit in the finish. 91-93 Pts

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2020 Château La Fleur de Boüard Le Lion  (Lalande de Pomerol) 88
Medium-bodied, fresh, savory, easy to like and even even easier to drink, all you need to do is pop and pour. This crowd-pleaser is perfect for ordering in restaurants. 87-89 Pts

Medium-bodied, fresh, savory, easy to like and even even easier to drink, all you need to do is pop and pour. This crowd-pleaser is perfect for ordering in restaurants. 87-89 Pts

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2019 Château La Fleur de Boüard Le Plus  (Lalande de Pomerol) 94
Deep in color, the wine is ripe, rich, lush and packed with espresso tinged, dark chocolate, black plums and black cherries, Rich, opulently textured, full-bodied and loaded with layers of ripe, sweet, exuberant fruits, this Pomerol look-alike wine needs a few years in the bottle to integrate all of its elements. It will be worth the wait. Drink from 2025-2038.

Deep in color, the wine is ripe, rich, lush and packed with espresso tinged, dark chocolate, black plums and black cherries, Rich, opulently textured, full-bodied and loaded with layers of ripe, sweet, exuberant fruits, this Pomerol look-alike wine needs a few years in the bottle to integrate all of its elements. It will be worth the wait. Drink from 2025-2038.

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Dark purple in color, the wine exudes flowers, black cherry, black raspberries and plums, Rich, intense, full-bodied and opulent in nature, the black and blue fruit profile coats your palate, teeth and gums and does not want to quit. This 100% old-vine Merlot wine needs time to come together, soften and round out. But all the elements are here to morph into a fabulous tasting experience on maturity. 94-96 Pts

Dark purple in color, the wine exudes flowers, black cherry, black raspberries and plums, Rich, intense, full-bodied and opulent in nature, the black and blue fruit profile coats your palate, teeth and gums and does not want to quit. This 100% old-vine Merlot wine needs time to come together, soften and round out. But all the elements are here to morph into a fabulous tasting experience on maturity. 94-96 Pts

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2019 Château La Fleur de Boüard  (Lalande de Pomerol) 92
Espresso, flowers, cocoa and plums show up nicely on the nose while the palate offers a soft, polished expression of dark cherry, plum and black raspberry notes with a touch of chocolate in the finish. Drink from 2022-2033.

Espresso, flowers, cocoa and plums show up nicely on the nose while the palate offers a soft, polished expression of dark cherry, plum and black raspberry notes with a touch of chocolate in the finish. Drink from 2022-2033.

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Black raspberries, cherries, wet earth with licorice are the first thing you notice. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, soft, sweet, fresh and vibrant, with elegance and purity. 90-92 Pts

Black raspberries, cherries, wet earth with licorice are the first thing you notice. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, soft, sweet, fresh and vibrant, with elegance and purity. 90-92 Pts

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2019 Château La Fleur de Boüard Le Lion  (Lalande de Pomerol) 90
Flowers, raspberries, cocoa, herbs and and 5 Spice aromatics come through on the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, silky, medium-bodied and fresh, with a sweetness and polish to the red pit fruits in the finish. Drink from 2022-2030.

Flowers, raspberries, cocoa, herbs and and 5 Spice aromatics come through on the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, silky, medium-bodied and fresh, with a sweetness and polish to the red pit fruits in the finish. Drink from 2022-2030.

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Forward, medium-bodied and focused on its cocoa powder and plummy essence, the wine is a soft textured, easy-drinking, crowd-pleaser that is perfect for ordering in restaurants. 87-89 Pts

Forward, medium-bodied and focused on its cocoa powder and plummy essence, the wine is a soft textured, easy-drinking, crowd-pleaser that is perfect for ordering in restaurants. 87-89 Pts

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2018 Château La Fleur de Boüard Le Plus  (Lalande de Pomerol) 94
Dark in color, you find red, black and hints of blue fruit wrapped in dark chocolate covered espresso beans and licorice on the nose and palate. Rich, full-bodied and concentrated, with lush textures and velvety tannins, the wine demands 5-7 years in the cellar before it really begins to strut its stuff. This Pomerol look-alike is made from 100% old vine Merlot.

Dark in color, you find red, black and hints of blue fruit wrapped in dark chocolate covered espresso beans and licorice on the nose and palate. Rich, full-bodied and concentrated, with lush textures and velvety tannins, the wine demands 5-7 years in the cellar before it really begins to strut its stuff. This Pomerol look-alike is made from 100% old vine Merlot.

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Dark in color, the wine offers intensity, opulent, silky textures and layers of ripe, velvety plums and cherries, The fruits are sweet, ripe and rich, as well as accompanied by dark cocoa, black cherry, licorice, smoke, wet earth and espresso. This is going to be much better with at least 5 years of age. The wine is always made from 100% old vine Merlot. 93-95 Pts

Dark in color, the wine offers intensity, opulent, silky textures and layers of ripe, velvety plums and cherries, The fruits are sweet, ripe and rich, as well as accompanied by dark cocoa, black cherry, licorice, smoke, wet earth and espresso. This is going to be much better with at least 5 years of age. The wine is always made from 100% old vine Merlot. 93-95 Pts

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2018 Château La Fleur de Boüard  (Lalande de Pomerol) 91
Fresh red berries blend well with the oak nuances, earth, licorice and floral characteristics. Silky and vibrant, with a mix on the palate blending sweet red fruits, chocolate and thyme. This is good now and promises to be even better with some age.

Fresh red berries blend well with the oak nuances, earth, licorice and floral characteristics. Silky and vibrant, with a mix on the palate blending sweet red fruits, chocolate and thyme. This is good now and promises to be even better with some age.

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The earthy, dark chocolate, licorice, black cherry and floral aromatics are just great, But it is on the silky, palate that you really get into the wine. The opulent fruits, freshness and velvet tannins in a restrained style work this year. The wine is made from blending 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. 91-93 Pts

The earthy, dark chocolate, licorice, black cherry and floral aromatics are just great, But it is on the silky, palate that you really get into the wine. The opulent fruits, freshness and velvet tannins in a restrained style work this year. The wine is made from blending 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. 91-93 Pts

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2018 Château La Fleur de Boüard Le Lion  (Lalande de Pomerol) 87
Soft, open and accessible, medium-bodied, forward, medium-bodied, elegant, easy drinking red plum and light cocoa filled wine that is best for early drinking pleasure.

Soft, open and accessible, medium-bodied, forward, medium-bodied, elegant, easy drinking red plum and light cocoa filled wine that is best for early drinking pleasure.

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Forward, medium-bodied, easy drinking, crowd pleaser that is perfect for early drinking pleasure and for restaurants. 86-88 Pts

Forward, medium-bodied, easy drinking, crowd pleaser that is perfect for early drinking pleasure and for restaurants. 86-88 Pts

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2017 Château La Fleur de Boüard  (Lalande de Pomerol) 91
Black cherry, cocoa, truffle and licorice are omnipresent here. On the palate, the wine is already delicious. A medium-bodied set of satin sheets, this will be a good romp upon release. Due to the frost, only La Fleur de Bouard was produced this year generating 1000 magnums. However, as 2017 marks their 20th anniversary, those magnums will be sold in a celebratory box with a one-time only label.

Black cherry, cocoa, truffle and licorice are omnipresent here. On the palate, the wine is already delicious. A medium-bodied set of satin sheets, this will be a good romp upon release. Due to the frost, only La Fleur de Bouard was produced this year generating 1000 magnums. However, as 2017 marks their 20th anniversary, those magnums will be sold in a celebratory box with a one-time only label.

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2016 Château La Fleur de Boüard Le Plus  (Lalande de Pomerol) 94
Showing a much deeper color than the regular cuvee, the wine jumps up with flowers, smoke, licorice, cinnamon and truffle. Full-bodied, in fact dense, the tannins are ripe, lush and long. The fruit is perfectly ripe with a chocolate accent, and the sensual finish gets better and better as you continue enjoying the bottle. This needs up to a decade in the cellar before it is ready to explode.

Showing a much deeper color than the regular cuvee, the wine jumps up with flowers, smoke, licorice, cinnamon and truffle. Full-bodied, in fact dense, the tannins are ripe, lush and long. The fruit is perfectly ripe with a chocolate accent, and the sensual finish gets better and better as you continue enjoying the bottle. This needs up to a decade in the cellar before it is ready to explode.

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Two dozen long-stemmed roses and a cup of cocoa, cherry blossoms, espresso, licorice and spice on the nose. Polished tannins, silky, lush, textures, freshness and vibrancy, the finish is all juicy, dark plums and even dark chocolate. Made from 100% Merlot and reaching 14.8% alcohol, the wine is aging in 100% new French oak.

Two dozen long-stemmed roses and a cup of cocoa, cherry blossoms, espresso, licorice and spice on the nose. Polished tannins, silky, lush, textures, freshness and vibrancy, the finish is all juicy, dark plums and even dark chocolate. Made from 100% Merlot and reaching 14.8% alcohol, the wine is aging in 100% new French oak.

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Two dozen long-stemmed roses and a cup of cocoa, cherry blossoms, espresso, licorice and spice on the nose. Polished tannins, silky, lush, textures, freshness and vibrancy, the finish is all juicy, dark plums and even dark chocolate. Made from 100% Merlot and reaching 14.8% alcohol, the wine is aging in 100% new French oak barrels. 93-95 Pts

Two dozen long-stemmed roses and a cup of cocoa, cherry blossoms, espresso, licorice and spice on the nose. Polished tannins, silky, lush, textures, freshness and vibrancy, the finish is all juicy, dark plums and even dark chocolate. Made from 100% Merlot and reaching 14.8% alcohol, the wine is aging in 100% new French oak barrels. 93-95 Pts

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2016 Château La Fleur de Boüard  (Lalande de Pomerol) 92
Medium bodied with ripe, juicy cherry and plum tones, you also find licorice, bay leaf and smoke on the nose. Soft and polished, with ripe, sweet fruit from start to finish, there is freshness and spice that add to the fruit filled finish.

Medium bodied with ripe, juicy cherry and plum tones, you also find licorice, bay leaf and smoke on the nose. Soft and polished, with ripe, sweet fruit from start to finish, there is freshness and spice that add to the fruit filled finish.

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Sensuous with a candied, dark cherry core of fruit, this medium/full-bodied wine has a fresh, red berry, dark cocoa, cigar wrapper and thyme filled finish. Produced from a blend of 85% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is 14.5% alcohol.

Sensuous with a candied, dark cherry core of fruit, this medium/full-bodied wine has a fresh, red berry, dark cocoa, cigar wrapper and thyme filled finish. Produced from a blend of 85% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is 14.5% alcohol.

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Sensuous with a candied, dark cherry core of fruit, this medium/full-bodied wine has a fresh, red berry, dark cocoa, cigar wrapper and thyme filled finish. Produced from a blend of 85% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is 14.5% alcohol. 90-92 Pts

Sensuous with a candied, dark cherry core of fruit, this medium/full-bodied wine has a fresh, red berry, dark cocoa, cigar wrapper and thyme filled finish. Produced from a blend of 85% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is 14.5% alcohol. 90-92 Pts

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2015 Château La Fleur de Boüard Le Plus  (Lalande de Pomerol) 95
An Intense, cherry liqueur penetrates the senses before submitting to the essence of lilies, irises and Gourdon flowers. A profusion of tobacco, cocoa and hints of blueberries waft through the olfactory receptors as you sip this fine 100% Merlot. This wine is like rare Turkish velvet woven around a lingering note of licorice, dark chocolate and espresso. The supple textures really carry through from the delectable start to the scrumptious finish. 94 - 96 Pts

An Intense, cherry liqueur penetrates the senses before submitting to the essence of lilies, irises and Gourdon flowers. A profusion of tobacco, cocoa and hints of blueberries waft through the olfactory receptors as you sip this fine 100% Merlot. This wine is like rare Turkish velvet woven around a lingering note of licorice, dark chocolate and espresso. The supple textures really carry through from the delectable start to the scrumptious finish. 94 - 96 Pts

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2015 Château La Fleur de Boüard  (Lalande de Pomerol) 92
Black raspberry, licorice, dark chocolate and espresso bean generate the perfume, leading to a smooth, delicate texture and a dark chocolate, cherry core. This elegant wine has good weight, freshness and sweet fruits that enhance and extend the cordial-like finish. 91 - 93 Pts

Black raspberry, licorice, dark chocolate and espresso bean generate the perfume, leading to a smooth, delicate texture and a dark chocolate, cherry core. This elegant wine has good weight, freshness and sweet fruits that enhance and extend the cordial-like finish. 91 - 93 Pts

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2014 Château La Fleur de Boüard Le Plus  (Lalande de Pomerol) 92
Espresso and some wood on the nose, which should better integrate in time, the wine has good, juicy, dark plums and spice to offer, from start to finish, ending with polished, textures, ripe, sweet plums.

Espresso and some wood on the nose, which should better integrate in time, the wine has good, juicy, dark plums and spice to offer, from start to finish, ending with polished, textures, ripe, sweet plums.

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Licorice, espresso bean and plum liqueur create the aroma. On the palate the wine is voluptuous, polished and showy, finishing with sweet, ripe, black fruits. 91-93 Pts

Licorice, espresso bean and plum liqueur create the aroma. On the palate the wine is voluptuous, polished and showy, finishing with sweet, ripe, black fruits. 91-93 Pts

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2014 Château La Fleur de Boüard  (Lalande de Pomerol) 89
Notes of black raspberry, licorice and espresso bean create the fragrance. This wine is soft, polished and expressive, leaving you with a dose of black cherry and thyme. Top value for a Bordeaux wine. 88-90 Pts

Notes of black raspberry, licorice and espresso bean create the fragrance. This wine is soft, polished and expressive, leaving you with a dose of black cherry and thyme. Top value for a Bordeaux wine. 88-90 Pts

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2013 Château La Fleur de Boüard Le Plus  (Lalande de Pomerol) 91
Wet earth, forest floor and plums open to a fresh chocolate and cherry center that finishes with sweet, dark and spicy berries. 90-92 Pts

Wet earth, forest floor and plums open to a fresh chocolate and cherry center that finishes with sweet, dark and spicy berries. 90-92 Pts

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2013 Château La Fleur de Boüard  (Lalande de Pomerol) 88
With notes of cherry, thyme and fresh mint on the nose, the wine is medium bodied, forward, fruity, and ready for its early drinking window to begin.

With notes of cherry, thyme and fresh mint on the nose, the wine is medium bodied, forward, fruity, and ready for its early drinking window to begin.

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Earthy in character, the wine showcases black cherries, soft tannins and a supple finish filled with cocoa and plum. 88-90 Pts

Earthy in character, the wine showcases black cherries, soft tannins and a supple finish filled with cocoa and plum. 88-90 Pts

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2013 Château La Fleur de Boüard Le Lion  (Lalande de Pomerol) 83
Light in color, light in fruit, the wine is all about early drinking bright red fruits with a hint of watermelon in the end notes.

Light in color, light in fruit, the wine is all about early drinking bright red fruits with a hint of watermelon in the end notes.

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2012 Château La Fleur de Boüard Le Plus  (Lalande de Pomerol) 93
Produced using 100% Merlot from the oldest vines in their vineyards, the vines are situated in a single 4 hectare bock. The small 250 case-production is aged in 100% new oak for 33 months. 2012 marks the debut vintage for the new cellars. Plush and sexy black raspberries, plums, cocoa, earth and spice create the aromas. On the palate, the wine is packed with sweet and fresh black cherries, raspberries and dark chocolate. 92-94 Pts

Produced using 100% Merlot from the oldest vines in their vineyards, the vines are situated in a single 4 hectare bock. The small 250 case-production is aged in 100% new oak for 33 months. 2012 marks the debut vintage for the new cellars. Plush and sexy black raspberries, plums, cocoa, earth and spice create the aromas. On the palate, the wine is packed with sweet and fresh black cherries, raspberries and dark chocolate. 92-94 Pts

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2012 Château La Fleur de Boüard  (Lalande de Pomerol) 90
Smoky black cherries, milk chocolate and earthy notes open to a medium-bodied, soft, black raspberry-filled wine. This is a very nice wine for the vintage. I wish the finish was a bit longer. 89-91 Pts

Smoky black cherries, milk chocolate and earthy notes open to a medium-bodied, soft, black raspberry-filled wine. This is a very nice wine for the vintage. I wish the finish was a bit longer. 89-91 Pts

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2011 Château La Fleur de Boüard Le Plus  (Lalande de Pomerol) 92
produced from 100% Merlot from the oldest vines in their vineyards. The vines, planted in a single block, range from 60 to 90 years of age. The wine is aged in 100% new oak. Deep in color with chocolate, flowers, boysenberry, earth and black raspberry, the wine is supple in texture and concentrated with sweet, ripe, fresh blackberries, cocoa and plum. 91-93 Pts

produced from 100% Merlot from the oldest vines in their vineyards. The vines, planted in a single block, range from 60 to 90 years of age. The wine is aged in 100% new oak. Deep in color with chocolate, flowers, boysenberry, earth and black raspberry, the wine is supple in texture and concentrated with sweet, ripe, fresh blackberries, cocoa and plum. 91-93 Pts

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2011 Château La Fleur de Boüard  (Lalande de Pomerol) 90
La Fleur de Bouard is a blend of 80% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon with 8% Cabernet Franc. Round textures, plum and cocoa with a medium body and a fresh, chocolate and cherry finish. 90-92 Pts

La Fleur de Bouard is a blend of 80% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon with 8% Cabernet Franc. Round textures, plum and cocoa with a medium body and a fresh, chocolate and cherry finish. 90-92 Pts

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2010 Château La Fleur de Boüard Le Plus  (Lalande de Pomerol) 93
Starting to enter its prime years of drinkability, this luscious, rich, chocolate covered cherry, truffle and licorice treat, with its silky textures is open and ready for enjoyment.

Starting to enter its prime years of drinkability, this luscious, rich, chocolate covered cherry, truffle and licorice treat, with its silky textures is open and ready for enjoyment.

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Produced from 100% Merlot, the wine offers a plummy, chocolate and earthy personality, with rich, plush textures, polished tannins and a long, deep, dark, black cherry filled finish. This competes with many of the better Pomerol wines in this vintage.

Produced from 100% Merlot, the wine offers a plummy, chocolate and earthy personality, with rich, plush textures, polished tannins and a long, deep, dark, black cherry filled finish. This competes with many of the better Pomerol wines in this vintage.

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From 100% old vine Merlot, this Pomerol look alike is deeply colored, offering coffee, licorice, chocolate, plum and fresh blackberries in the perfume. This delicious wine is fat, sexy and full bodied, ending with a long, fresh, pure, black cherry finish. Only 250 cases were produced of this wine which should age well. 92-94 Pts

From 100% old vine Merlot, this Pomerol look alike is deeply colored, offering coffee, licorice, chocolate, plum and fresh blackberries in the perfume. This delicious wine is fat, sexy and full bodied, ending with a long, fresh, pure, black cherry finish. Only 250 cases were produced of this wine which should age well. 92-94 Pts

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2010 La Fleur de Bouard Le Plus is produced from 100% Merlot, from the oldest vines in their vineyards. The vines are situated in a single 4 hectare bock. The small, 250 cases production is aged in 100% new oak for 33 months. Oak, chocolate, black raspberry jam, flowers and spice aromas open to a rich, thick, long, chocolate, black cherry, jammy plum and bittersweet chocolate finish. 92-94 Pts

2010 La Fleur de Bouard Le Plus is produced from 100% Merlot, from the oldest vines in their vineyards. The vines are situated in a single 4 hectare bock. The small, 250 cases production is aged in 100% new oak for 33 months. Oak, chocolate, black raspberry jam, flowers and spice aromas open to a rich, thick, long, chocolate, black cherry, jammy plum and bittersweet chocolate finish. 92-94 Pts

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2010 Château La Fleur de Boüard  (Lalande de Pomerol) 90
Silky, fresh, round dark cherries, structure and tannin to age and layers of fresh black cherries are found in this wine.

Silky, fresh, round dark cherries, structure and tannin to age and layers of fresh black cherries are found in this wine.

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Espresso, caramel along with red and black fruit scents pair well with its round textures and cocoa, plum finish. 90-92 Pts

Espresso, caramel along with red and black fruit scents pair well with its round textures and cocoa, plum finish. 90-92 Pts

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La Fleur de Bouard 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon combine to produce a wine that opens with scents of coca powder, fresh ripe black raspberry and chocolate. The round, supple textured wine ends with black cherry, plum and bitter chocolate. 9o-92 Pts

La Fleur de Bouard 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon combine to produce a wine that opens with scents of coca powder, fresh ripe black raspberry and chocolate. The round, supple textured wine ends with black cherry, plum and bitter chocolate. 9o-92 Pts

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2009 Château La Fleur de Boüard Le Plus  (Lalande de Pomerol) 93
Still amazingly dark in color, the wine is intensely concentrated. It is big, rich and dense, with loads of black plum, smoke, chocolate, coffee and espresso bean. Mouth-filling, long and concentrated, give the wine a few hours in the decanter or wait another 5 years before pulling a cork as the oak needs to better integrate.

Still amazingly dark in color, the wine is intensely concentrated. It is big, rich and dense, with loads of black plum, smoke, chocolate, coffee and espresso bean. Mouth-filling, long and concentrated, give the wine a few hours in the decanter or wait another 5 years before pulling a cork as the oak needs to better integrate.

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It took about 45 minutes of air until the wine softened, filled out and offered a sensuous, velvety layer of plums, dark chocolate and cherries, with wet, earthy accents. The oak was still prevalent, and did not subside with air. It was not enough to overpower the wine, but it was present. I am hoping the oak will better integrate and perhaps, another 5-7 years of age will make it happen.

It took about 45 minutes of air until the wine softened, filled out and offered a sensuous, velvety layer of plums, dark chocolate and cherries, with wet, earthy accents. The oak was still prevalent, and did not subside with air. It was not enough to overpower the wine, but it was present. I am hoping the oak will better integrate and perhaps, another 5-7 years of age will make it happen.

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2009 La Fleur de Bouard Cuvee Gaspard is normally known as Le Plus. But to celebrate the first grandchild of the de Bouards, the wine was named for Gaspard, the son of Coralie de Bouard who had the good fortune to be born in 2009. This dark as night wine shows floral, black raspberry, licorice, espresso, and dark chocolate aromatics. Fleshy and full bodied, with silky tannins and round textures, the wine ends with licorice, black plum and mocha flavors. 94-96 Pts

2009 La Fleur de Bouard Cuvee Gaspard is normally known as Le Plus. But to celebrate the first grandchild of the de Bouards, the wine was named for Gaspard, the son of Coralie de Bouard who had the good fortune to be born in 2009. This dark as night wine shows floral, black raspberry, licorice, espresso, and dark chocolate aromatics. Fleshy and full bodied, with silky tannins and round textures, the wine ends with licorice, black plum and mocha flavors. 94-96 Pts

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2009 Château La Fleur de Boüard  (Lalande de Pomerol) 91
Medium/full bodied, with sweet, ripe, polished cherries and earthy accents, the wine is round, fresh, soft and ready to go.

Medium/full bodied, with sweet, ripe, polished cherries and earthy accents, the wine is round, fresh, soft and ready to go.

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Coffee, vanilla, cocoa powder. plums, blackberry and floral aromas mesh perfectly with the soft, sweet, round, dark chocolate coated, black cherry finish.

Coffee, vanilla, cocoa powder. plums, blackberry and floral aromas mesh perfectly with the soft, sweet, round, dark chocolate coated, black cherry finish.

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Chocolate, licorice, black cherry scents, fleshy, soft, silky textures and a zesty, plum filled finish. A fairly priced wine of pleasure that would do well in blind tastings of Pomerol wines.

Chocolate, licorice, black cherry scents, fleshy, soft, silky textures and a zesty, plum filled finish. A fairly priced wine of pleasure that would do well in blind tastings of Pomerol wines.

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2009 La Fleur de Bouard expresses oak, dark berries, spice, and hints of plum topped with chocolate. Full bodied, powerful and rich, it should offer pleasure early. 89-91 Pts

2009 La Fleur de Bouard expresses oak, dark berries, spice, and hints of plum topped with chocolate. Full bodied, powerful and rich, it should offer pleasure early. 89-91 Pts

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2008 Château La Fleur de Boüard Le Plus  (Lalande de Pomerol) 93
08 Château La Fleur Bouard Plus is deeply colored. Blackberry, spice, and oak, plus hot chocolate and floral scents, are all over the place. Quite concentrated with rich levels of elegant, ripe fruit. The wine finishes with a long, blackberry filled note. In 08 this wine competes with many of the better Pomerols. 93-95 Pts

08 Château La Fleur Bouard Plus is deeply colored. Blackberry, spice, and oak, plus hot chocolate and floral scents, are all over the place. Quite concentrated with rich levels of elegant, ripe fruit. The wine finishes with a long, blackberry filled note. In 08 this wine competes with many of the better Pomerols. 93-95 Pts

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2008 Château La Fleur de Boüard  (Lalande de Pomerol) 90
08 Château La Fleur Bouard is ruby colored. Black cherry and floral notes start off the perfume. Soft tannins, medium body, and an elegant, early drinking personality are the hallmarks of this wine, which finishes with soft, fresh flavors of black and red fruits. 89-91 Pts

08 Château La Fleur Bouard is ruby colored. Black cherry and floral notes start off the perfume. Soft tannins, medium body, and an elegant, early drinking personality are the hallmarks of this wine, which finishes with soft, fresh flavors of black and red fruits. 89-91 Pts

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2006 Château La Fleur de Boüard Le Plus  (Lalande de Pomerol) 93
Showing maturity of color that's proportionate for its age, the wine is all about is fresh, ripe fruits, menthol, cigar box and forest floor character. Silky, soft and forward, with a sweet, fresh, concentrated, black plum and dark cherry character, there is good purity of fruit and sweetness with a second wave of dark chocolate that pops up in the finish.

Showing maturity of color that's proportionate for its age, the wine is all about is fresh, ripe fruits, menthol, cigar box and forest floor character. Silky, soft and forward, with a sweet, fresh, concentrated, black plum and dark cherry character, there is good purity of fruit and sweetness with a second wave of dark chocolate that pops up in the finish.

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A bit on the masculine side of the style range for Lalande de Pomerol. Te show bouqet pops with coconut, floral, blackberry, chocolate and spicy plum notes. Tannic, with round, ripe plums and mocha underneath, give this a few more years to develop.

A bit on the masculine side of the style range for Lalande de Pomerol. Te show bouqet pops with coconut, floral, blackberry, chocolate and spicy plum notes. Tannic, with round, ripe plums and mocha underneath, give this a few more years to develop.

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2006 Château La Fleur de Boüard  (Lalande de Pomerol) 89
Fully mature, with an earthy, truffle, cherry and licorice nose, the soft, medium bodied wine ends with sweet, ripe plums with cherry in the finish.

Fully mature, with an earthy, truffle, cherry and licorice nose, the soft, medium bodied wine ends with sweet, ripe plums with cherry in the finish.

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Reticent, the wine needs coaxing to bring out the truffle, stone, and spicy cherry perfume. Medium/full bodied and open, the wine finishes with soft, ripe, dark plums, olives and herbs.

Reticent, the wine needs coaxing to bring out the truffle, stone, and spicy cherry perfume. Medium/full bodied and open, the wine finishes with soft, ripe, dark plums, olives and herbs.

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Rich, plush, concentrated layers of plum, cocoa, boysenberry and spice feel great as they spill from the glass. This is already starting to drink well.

Rich, plush, concentrated layers of plum, cocoa, boysenberry and spice feel great as they spill from the glass. This is already starting to drink well.

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2005 Château La Fleur de Boüard Le Plus  (Lalande de Pomerol) 93
This Pomerol look alike is packed with ripe juicy black cherries, dark chocolate, truffle and plums. The texture is silky tannins and lush plums that leave a lasting impression. You can drink this now, or age it for a few more years.

This Pomerol look alike is packed with ripe juicy black cherries, dark chocolate, truffle and plums. The texture is silky tannins and lush plums that leave a lasting impression. You can drink this now, or age it for a few more years.

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Still deeply colored with chocolate covered blackberries, espresso bean. ripe plums, truffle and an array of spices in the perfume, this rich, Pomerol look alike is just starting to strut its hedonistic stuff.

Still deeply colored with chocolate covered blackberries, espresso bean. ripe plums, truffle and an array of spices in the perfume, this rich, Pomerol look alike is just starting to strut its hedonistic stuff.

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2005 Château La Fleur de Boüard  (Lalande de Pomerol) 90
Mature and ready to drink, the soft, round, open wine has a personality of sweet black cherries, licorice, coffee bean and dark chocolate. This is in the sweet spot. The wine was produced from a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc.

Mature and ready to drink, the soft, round, open wine has a personality of sweet black cherries, licorice, coffee bean and dark chocolate. This is in the sweet spot. The wine was produced from a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc.

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2004 Château La Fleur de Boüard Le Plus  (Lalande de Pomerol) 92
Medium/full bodied, soft, polished and silky, the juicy dark plums are sweet, ripe and fresh. Add to that the wet earth, licorice and cocoa, with a blast of black cherry in the finish, and you get the picture. I like how this is drinking today.

Medium/full bodied, soft, polished and silky, the juicy dark plums are sweet, ripe and fresh. Add to that the wet earth, licorice and cocoa, with a blast of black cherry in the finish, and you get the picture. I like how this is drinking today.

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2001 Château La Fleur de Boüard Le Plus  (Lalande de Pomerol) 92
Ready for prime time drinking, the blend of chocolate covered plum and truffle on the nose gets you ready for the main event. Medium/full bodied, dark cherry, cocoa, dark chocolate and licorice, with soft, silky textures are found in the finish.

Ready for prime time drinking, the blend of chocolate covered plum and truffle on the nose gets you ready for the main event. Medium/full bodied, dark cherry, cocoa, dark chocolate and licorice, with soft, silky textures are found in the finish.

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2000 Château La Fleur de Boüard Le Plus  (Lalande de Pomerol) 96
Wow, this has really stepped up its game. The wine is lush, plush rich and sexy. The fruit has gained in weight and intensity over the years, the oak has completely faded away. This is drinking in the sweet spot today.

Wow, this has really stepped up its game. The wine is lush, plush rich and sexy. The fruit has gained in weight and intensity over the years, the oak has completely faded away. This is drinking in the sweet spot today.

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Drinking beautifully today, this silky, lush, round wine, with its richly textured, sweet, black cherry, fig, licorice and dark chocolate profile would make anyone think this is a top flight Pomerol. This is at peak maturity today.

Drinking beautifully today, this silky, lush, round wine, with its richly textured, sweet, black cherry, fig, licorice and dark chocolate profile would make anyone think this is a top flight Pomerol. This is at peak maturity today.

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This powerful, rich wine starts off with chocolate, licorice, blackberry, black cherry, coffee and plum notes. Ther wine is concentrated with layers of thick, rich, chocolate covered plums and spice. This is a very opulent, sexy style of wine that borders on decadence.

This powerful, rich wine starts off with chocolate, licorice, blackberry, black cherry, coffee and plum notes. Ther wine is concentrated with layers of thick, rich, chocolate covered plums and spice. This is a very opulent, sexy style of wine that borders on decadence.

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2000 Château La Fleur de Boüard  (Lalande de Pomerol) 91
Fully mature, my last bottle of this charmer was the best of the bunch. A dead ringer for a Pomerol, with its soft, voluptuous textures, the wine displays its truffle, mocha, dark chocolate and plums with ease. This is not a wine to hold for further development, as it's already at peak today.

Fully mature, my last bottle of this charmer was the best of the bunch. A dead ringer for a Pomerol, with its soft, voluptuous textures, the wine displays its truffle, mocha, dark chocolate and plums with ease. This is not a wine to hold for further development, as it's already at peak today.

3,738 Views   Tasted