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Château La Fleur-Pétrus

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2018 Château La Fleur-Pétrus  (Pomerol) 98

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

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2017 Château La Fleur-Pétrus  (Pomerol) 96

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.

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2016 Château La Fleur-Pétrus  (Pomerol) 98

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!

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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.

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2015 Château La Fleur-Pétrus  (Pomerol) 97

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.

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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

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2014 Château La Fleur-Pétrus  (Pomerol) 93

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

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2013 Château La Fleur-Pétrus  (Pomerol) 93

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

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2012 Château La Fleur-Pétrus  (Pomerol) 94

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.

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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

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2011 Château La Fleur-Pétrus  (Pomerol) 93

Chocolate, floral, black cherry, earth and spicy aromas pair well with soft, silky textures and suave, fresh, pure, spicy red berries. 93-94 Pts

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2010 Château La Fleur-Pétrus  (Pomerol) 95

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.

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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

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2009 Château La Fleur-Pétrus  (Pomerol) 98

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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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

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2008 Château La Fleur-Pétrus  (Pomerol) 94

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

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2006 Château La Fleur-Pétrus  (Pomerol) 91

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.

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2005 Château La Fleur-Pétrus  (Pomerol) 92

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.

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2004 Château La Fleur-Pétrus  (Pomerol) 91

This finesse styled, elegant, soft textured charmer offers plenty of sweet, ripe, dark plums, wet earth and cocoa.

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2001 Château La Fleur-Pétrus  (Pomerol) 91

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.

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2000 Château La Fleur-Pétrus  (Pomerol) 94

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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1998 Château La Fleur-Pétrus  (Pomerol) 95

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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1995 Château La Fleur-Pétrus  (Pomerol) 92

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.

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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.

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1990 Château La Fleur-Pétrus  (Pomerol) 89

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.

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1989 Château La Fleur-Pétrus  (Pomerol) 89

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.

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1987 Château La Fleur-Pétrus  (Pomerol) 82

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.

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1982 Château La Fleur-Pétrus  (Pomerol) 90

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.

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1975 Château La Fleur-Pétrus  (Pomerol) 83

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.

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1970 Château La Fleur-Pétrus  (Pomerol) 88

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.

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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.

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1964 Château La Fleur-Pétrus  (Pomerol) 94

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.

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1955 Château La Fleur-Pétrus  (Pomerol) 94

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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1953 Château La Fleur-Pétrus  (Pomerol) 75

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.

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1950 Château La Fleur-Pétrus  (Pomerol) 92

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.

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1937 Château La Fleur-Pétrus  (Pomerol) 90

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.

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