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Les Perriers History, Overview
Les Perriers is owned by Sylvie Guinaudeau and Jacques Guinaudeau, who own the legendary Chateau Lafleur in Pomerol. They also count among their holdings, Chateau Grand Village. Grand Village is used as the home estate and home base for the Guinaudeau family.
The wine did not start out life called Les Perriers. In 2009, the family began producing G Guinaudeau. It was quickly renamed Acte 1, and until 2017, the wine changed names and labels yearly going from Acte 1 to Acte 2, etc. Each label changed as well. In fact, all the artistic expressions were designed by the owner, Jacques Guinaudeau.
The 2018 vintage not only allowed the property to produce the best wine they have ever made but, the Acte series was replaced with a new name and label, Perrieres de Lafleur. However, that changed again once the wine was released to Les Perriers. The name signifies its deep, limestone terroir. In fact, Les Perriers is an old French term for quarry.
Les Perriers Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking
The vineyards of Les Perriers are planted to 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc. The Cabernet Franc comes from a massale selection of Bouchet Franc, the original name for Cabernet Franc. Located just slightly outside of the Fronsac appellation, in Mouillac, the vineyard is well-placed on the edge of the peak of the Fronsac limestone plateau. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 5,500 vines per hectare.
The Right Bank terroir has gentle slopes with clay and limestone soils that enjoy north to south exposure. The soils and terroir, according to Jacques Guinaudeau are similar to those that can be found in St. Emilion.
The wine is vinified in traditional cement vats and is aged in an average of 33% new, French oak barrels for 15 months. On average, the production is close to 1,000 cases of wine per year.
The wine of Les Perriers is produced in an open, round, forward style. It is fresh, fruity, and soft in texture. The wine from the Guinaudeau family is meant to be enjoyed at a young age for its upfront, forward fruit, and freshness.
The best vintages of Les Perriers are: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2009 and 2005.
When to Drink Les Perriers, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time
Les Perriers is much better with at least 2-4 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 1 hour or so, allowing the wine to soften and open its perfume.
Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Les Perriers offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 3-12 years of age after the vintage.
Serving Les Perriers with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips
Chateau Les Perriers is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.
Les Perriers is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Les Perriers is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta.
Les Perrières de Lafleur Wine Tasting Notes
14 Vintages 75,110 Views Sort by Vintage-Rating
|2022||Les Perrières de Lafleur (Bordeaux Supérieur)|
Flowers, black raspberries, red plums, cherries, chocolate and black raspberries are all over the place. The medium-bodied wine has a strong sense of minerality you can taste and feel on the mid-palate and in the long, perfectly-ripe, fruit-filled finish. The fruits taste as if they were blended with crushed stones, giving you lift, complexity and vibrancy in the elegant finish. The wine blends 50% Cabernet Franc with 50% Merlot. The harvest took place September 9 - September 22. Drink from 2023-2040. 93-95 Pts.
2,801 Views Tasted May 8, 2023
|2021||Les Perrières de Lafleur (Bordeaux Supérieur)|
Roses, lilacs, violets, red plums, cherries, and black raspberries are clearly in the nose and on the palate. Medium-bodied, soft, silky, forward, clean, and pure, this is a refined style of wine, finishing with sweet red pit fruits that linger on the backend. The wine blends 62% Cabernet Franc with 38% Merlot. As you can see from the blend, it is all that gorgeous ripe, Cab Franc that makes it work with the 2021 vintage. The harvest took place September 30 - October 1. Drink from 2023-2035. 92-94
3,131 Views Tasted May 20, 2022
|2020||Les Perrières de Lafleur (Bordeaux Supérieur)|
Black cherries, cocoa, flowers, crushed rocks, black plums, and cocoa create the nose. On the palate, the wine is silky, lush, polished, fresh, and vibrant. The sense of minerality is strong. The finish reminds you of squeezing grapes over rocks and stones, giving you a chalky sensation that only adds to the sweet, ripe, red fruits. The wine lingers in the finish with its oceanic edge. This is setting a new mark for quality here. While you can enjoy this young, it is also able to age quite well. The wine is produced from 70% Cabernet Franc and 30% Merlot. Drink from 2025-2040.
649 Views Tasted Aug 21, 2023
|2019||Les Perrières de Lafleur (Bordeaux Supérieur)|
Les Perrieres replaces the wine formerly known Acte from the Guinaudeau family. The gorgeous wine pops from the moment you open the bottle with all of its notes of flowers, underbrush, cherries, black plums, and earthy nuances. There is lift, energy, length, and purity here with a fabulous finish that lingers with red fruit, freshness, and a hint of salt in the endnote. This is setting a new mark for quality here that while you can enjoy this young, it is also able to age quite well. Drink from 2023-2037.
3,338 Views Tasted May 26, 2022
|2018||Les Perrières de Lafleur (Bordeaux Supérieur)|
Les Perrieres replaces the wine formerly known Acte from the Guinaudeau family. A bright, fresh, stony, pure red berry-focused medium-bodied wine with notes of herbs, underbrush, spice, tobacco leaf, and kirsch. The zesty finish shows a nice salty touch to the sweet fruit. This little wine can age quite well.
3,051 Views Tasted May 26, 2022
With a nice level of density, the wine has a good concentration of flavor, round tannins, sweetness in the fruit, vitality, and complexity in the finish. Perriéres de Lafleur has replaced the Acte series from the Guinaudeau family. 92-94 Pts
2,804 Views Tasted May 24, 2019
|2017||Guinaudeau "G" Acte 9 (Bordeaux Supérieur)|
The first vintage made from 100% Merlot presents leaf, tobacco, and red fruits. Forward, round and supple, you may drink this sweet cherry and licorice-filled wine upon release. Due to the frost, the production is under 250 cases this year – a typical vintage is 1,500! The ninth vintage of this wine, “G” Acte 9, takes its name from Guinaudeau as in Jacques and Sylvie, the renowned owners.
2,477 Views Tasted Apr 26, 2018
|2016||Guinaudeau "G" Acte 8 (Bordeaux Supérieur)|
Sweet ripe, earthy plums with a tint of tobacco open the medium-bodied wine. On the palate, the wine is elegant, fresh, bright and fruity. There is sweetness to the earthy, cocoa tinged berries and a tobacco leaf nuance that adds complexity in the finish. I like this now, and it is going be even better with a few years of aging.
3,712 Views Tasted Sep 21, 2019
Acte 8, the eighth vintage of this wine which takes its name from the first letter of the famous owner’s last name, Jacques and Sylvie Guinaudeau, who also own Chateau Lafleur in Pomerol is ready to go. The blend of 52% Merlot and 48% Cabernet Franc has a pronounced amount of Cabernet Franc in the blend. Dark ruby in color, licorice, truffle, and black cherry scents kick off the wine. Lushly textured, fat, and juicy, with a sweetness and vibrancy to its character, ends with pure, black cherries and lift in the endnote. A few years of age will be needed to soften the tannic structure and open its complexities.
3,573 Views Tasted Apr 29, 2017
|2015||Guinaudeau "G" Acte 7 (Bordeaux Supérieur)|
Made from a blend of 61% Merlot and 39% Cabernet Franc, the wine is supple, soft, earthy and showing a minty, tobacco edge to the sweet, soft, cherries and plums at its core.
4,328 Views Tasted May 21, 2018
Acte 7, the seventh vintage of this wine which takes its name from the first letter of the famous owner’s last name, Jacques and Sylvie Guinaudeau, who also own Chateau Lafleur in Pomerol is ready to go. The blend of 61% Merlot and 39% Cabernet Franc is forward, softly textured, with silky tannins and a sweet, juicy mouthful of supple, fresh, cherries and minerality in the finish.
3,898 Views Tasted Apr 29, 2016
|2014||Guinaudeau "G" Acte 6 (Bordeaux Supérieur)|
Acte 6, from Jacques Guinaudeau and Sylvie Guinaudeau, who also own Chateau Lafleur in Pomerol quickly delivers its black raspberry and orange, citrus notes, with little effort. Medium bodied, and fresh, this can be enjoyed young. The wine finishes with an interesting tangerine note in the light, fresh finish.
3,336 Views Tasted Jun 16, 2017
From a blend of 56% Merlot and 44% Cabernet Franc opens with sweet plum and forest floor notes. On the palate, the wine is soft and easy to drink with silky, soft, fresh cherry and plums in the finish. 89-91 Pts
3,053 Views Tasted May 1, 2015
|2013||Guinaudeau "G" Acte 5 (Bordeaux Supérieur)|
Acte 5, the fifth vintage from Jacques Guinaudeau and Sylvie Guinaudeau, who also own Chateau Lafleur in Pomerol. In 2013 they produced a wine focused on its red fruit character, coupled with floral and thyme sensations. Lightly styled, with soft, crisp, bright strawberries and raspberry, this is already drinking well.
2,935 Views Tasted May 25, 2016
Forward, fresh, soft cherries and raspberries in a user friendly, easy to like and drink style. 88-89 Pts
2,451 Views Tasted May 2, 2014
|2012||Guinaudeau "G" Acte 4 (Bordeaux Supérieur)|
Licorice, chocolate, plums, fresh, sweet, medium bodied with a black cherry filled finish.
4,289 Views Tasted Jul 22, 2014
G, which takes its name from the first letter of the famous owner’s last name Guinaudeau, who also owns Chateau Lafleur in Pomerol, was produced from a blend of 51% Merlot and 49% Cabernet Franc. Medium-bodied with sweet black raspberries and cherry sensations, the wine is soft, forward and approachable. 88-90 Pts
3,966 Views Tasted Apr 27, 2013
|2011||Guinaudeau "G" Acte 3 (Bordeaux Supérieur)|
Acte 3, which takes its name from the first letter of the famous owner’s last name, Jacques and Sylvie Guinaudeau,who also own Chateau Lafleur in Pomerol and the number 3, which signifies the number of vintages for the wine. Produced from a blend of 56% Merlot and 44% Cabernet Franc, this round, supple, soft-textured, black cherry-dominated wine offers a lot of early drinking charm. 89-91 Pts
4,966 Views Tasted Apr 20, 2012
|2010||Guinaudeau "G" Acte 2 (Bordeaux Supérieur)|
Scents of licorice, camphor, truffle, plums and oak lead to a fresh, medium bodied wine with a round, black cherry finish. This easy to like wine from the owner of Chateau Lafleur will drink well on release. 89-91 Pts
2,917 Views Tasted Jul 30, 2011
G From a blend of 56% Merlot and 44% Cabernet Franc, the wine offers earthy, truffle, forest floor and dark berries. Medium bodied and soft in texture, the finish is filled with dark cherries and coca powder. 88-90 Pts
2,420 Views Tasted Apr 22, 2011
|2009||Guinaudeau "G" Acte 1 (Bordeaux Supérieur)|
Fully mature, the wine offers truffle, metallic sensations, tobacco and earthy red fruits. Soft, bright, herbal, and filled with red berries the wine finishes with earthy cherry and olive notes. This is wine is fully mature and should be drunk up over the next few years.
2,854 Views Tasted Sep 20, 2019
With cocoa, plum and coffee bean scents, this soft, round, likeable, medium bodied, licorice covered black cherry wine will drink well on release.
4,043 Views Tasted Jul 30, 2011
2009 marks the debut vintage for this new wine from the Guinaudeau's, the owners of Chateau Lafleur and Grand Village. From a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, thie wine opens with black cherries, licorice and coffee scents. Soft, round and already offering pleasure, this crowd pleasing wine will drink well early. 88-90 Pts
4,118 Views Tasted Jul 6, 2010