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Château Lafleur

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2018 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 99

Let's get this out of the way from the start: No risk, no fun. Right? This is the wine of the vintage! There, I said it. Now, let me explain why... On the palate, you encounter serious levels of weight and density. However, before you get there you're greeted with scintillating truffle, licorice, plum, cherry liqueur, smoke and earthy aromatics. Clearly the wine is powerful, fresh and exotic with its mélange of incredibly ripe, red and black cherry fruits. Voluptuous and mouth-filling, the wine covers your palate with fleshy plums that remain a presence for close to 60 seconds. The purity in the fruit is crazy good. There is no doubt this is one of the great vintages of Lafleur. Could it be the best ever? Time will tell -- lots of time as it will take at least 15 years before you should even consider popping a cork. Lafleur is never a wine to drink young; it takes time to show its essence. This very special wine was produced from a blend of 54% Cabernet Franc, 46% Merlot, reaching 14.5% with a pH of 3.65. The Merlot was harvested From September 12 to October 4. 98-100 Pts

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2017 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 98

This is a majestic blend of sensuous textures, rocks, stones, ripe, sweet, dark red fruits, intensity, depth, length and purity. This is an intellectual vintage of Lafleur. The wine will need time to express its true intricacies and essences. The fruit is there, you’ll find the depth and layers of velvet tannins, but it is easy to see that most of the future magic is still held in reserve. The wine was produced from a blend of 53% Cabernet Franc and 47% Merlot. The Merlot was harvested September 8 and September 12. The Cabernet Franc was picked September 28 and 29. The wine reached 14.5% alcohol with a pH of 3.78.

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2016 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 100

If you're seeking a wine that lease you speechless, look no further. Combining power with richness, creamy tannins, waves of ripe, decadent, black and red plums and cherry sensations, this is off the hook. What makes 2016 Lafleur so good is its uniqueness of character. The wine is sensuous, but not overtly so. The wine is powerful, but not heavy. It is the countless layers of red fruits that keeps on coming making you take that second glass, to decide if this is really that good. The knock out punch comes from the unique exotic character with its kinky red fruits. You will need the funds of a multi-millionaire to buy this wine. But if you have the disposable income, or have friends that do, this is a legend in making.

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Deeply colored with a purple tint that shines at the edge, chocolate mint, flowers, black raspberry and plum liqueur notes are immediately dancing in your face. On the palate, there is serious weight and density yet the wine feels light on its feet. Fresh and refined with length and purity, the finish remains with you for more than 60 seconds. During that time, the wine moves from red fruit to black fruit taking on truffle and spice. It's an intellectual vintage for Lafleur with a unique profile. The wine was produced from a blend of 55% Cabernet Franc, 45% Merlot and reached 14% with a pH of 3.65. The Merlot was harvested From September 24 to September 30, which is the second longest harvest in the history of the estate.

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2015 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 100

Truffles and a garden of herbs, roasted plums, cherries, espresso and a background note of cocoa are only the first things you find. Once the wine leaves the glass, there is a wealth of concentrated, ripe fruits. Opulent, bordering on decadence, there is a balance between wild fruits and elegance. The complexities here allow you to continue exploring the wine with each sniff and sip. The finish remains with you for close to 50 seconds. This is a wine for aging, so be prepared to wait at least 15 or more years. I discovered that "Bad Ass" is a term only used by Americans as the phrase was not understood by the family during the tasting. But I can assure you, this is one bad ass wine.

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With come-hither textures and a beautiful purity of fruit, this wine achieves a racy sensuality that leaves you wanting more. In a display of mastery, this wine is opulent with velvety tannins and a dazzle of sweetness on the palate. This was so good, I wanted, no make that needed to take another taste. And when the coast was clear, I grabbed another! The wine is a deep, long kiss that is concentrated, clean, precise and fresh, with an impressive textural component. Produced from a blend of 51% Cabernet Franc that was picked on two separate dates, October 1 and 2 and 49% Merlot that was picked September 11 and September 15, the wine reached 14.1% alcohol with a pH of 3.75. 98 - 100 Pts

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2014 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 96

Dark garnet in color, the earthy, smoky cherries, flowers and exotic spices shine through. Medium/full bodied, with an elegance and refined quality, it will be easy to enjoy the charm offered here, relatively early in life. This is more about purity, complexity and refinement in the fruit, the texture and finish, than power and aging.

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There is beauty and symmetry to the fruit in this vintage. The opening bouquet bursts with fresh flowers, black raspberries, fertile soil, cherry-scented pipe tobacco and juicy plums. Tannic, structured for aging, medium/full bodied with an ever-present layer of plum, pure, sweet cherries and silky textures, the wine was produced from a blend of 56% Cabernet Franc and 44% Merlot. 95-97 Pts

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2013 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 92

Meeting this wine is like walking into a florist shop that cannot be swept, because there was so much earth on the floor. Add to that, a touch of licorice, espresso and sweet, fresh cherries, black raspberries and plums and you're close to what the wine is all about. Soft, bright, charming and fresh, but as you would expect with 2013, the wine lacks the depth found in the best years and instead offers you, early drinking charms.

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Truffle, stone, spice box, violet, licorice, plum and fresh red fruit notes create a complex set of aromatics. Spicy black raspberries are on the attack with cherry and kirsch that leave an impression of freshness on the palate. With 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot, the wine was made from yields of about 25 hectoliters per hectare. In this challenging vintage, the property produced the same proportion of Lafleur and Pensees de Lafleur, as usual. 93-94 Pts

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2012 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 97

Over the past few months, the wine has added structure and fleshed out following the initial April tastings. Pure sensations of wild, ripe and overripe cherries, boysenberry, plum, espresso and stone. Full bodied, sweet, concentrated, long and fresh, the wine moves from blackberries to plum and back again with spice, licorice and earth. 96-97 Pts

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From 54% Cabernet Franc, picked October 6, and 46% Merlot, harvested September 23, the wine is deeply colored. Earth, mint, spice box, fennel and plum notes create the perfume. On the palate, the wine is medium/full-bodied with luscious black raspberries, plum liqueur, spice and fresh thyme, ending in a long, fresh and opulent finish. 94-96 Pts

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2011 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 95

A contender for wine of the vintage, the wine offered layers of ripe, richly textured, plums, truffle, mocha and black cherry. For Lafleur, a wine that often needs 2 decades before it's fun to drink, this will start drinking well by the time it's 10 years of age.

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The wine was produced from a blend of 53% Cabernet Franc and 47% Merlot. Violets, truffle, cherry, forest, earth and spicy aromas couple with concentrated, sensuous layers of ripe, fresh and pure clean plum, cherry and blackberry. On the palate, the wine moves between red to dark berries while building and expanding in depth and intensity. 96-98 Pts

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2010 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 99

Camphor, white truffle, flowers, licorice, black raspberry liqueur, vanilla bean, camp fire embers and sweet cherry blossoms are part of the complex array of scents. This full bodied, rich, intense, this coats your mouth with layer after layer of thick, powerful, perfectly polished silk and velvet drenched fruit. Everything is in place. The wine glides over your palate seamlessly with a finish that remains for over sixty seconds. If I could afford this stunning Pomerol, I'd buy every bottle on the planet!

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Lafleur set a record for this legendary Pomerol Bordeaux wine when they blended 62% Cabernet Franc 38% Merlot, 14% alcohol, same as 2009 this is the highest concentration of Cabernet Franc ever used at Lafleur. For those that like to compare, in 2009, the wine was produced from 53% Cabernet Franc and 47% Merlot. The owner, Jacques Guinaudeau said, “They used more Cabernet Franc at Chateau Lafleur in 2010 to remain a Bordeaux wine, as it offers better balance.” He added, "At Lafleur, we focus on ripeness and the textures of tannins, We strive to achieve elegance, balance and purity.” That’s three good things in my book. . 2010 Lafleur A cornucopia of fragrances pop from the glass, cherry blossoms, sweet black raspberry, earth, truffle, forest floor, leaves and plum liqueur are found in abundance. Intense and concentrated, the wine pairs power and purity ending with a long, fresh, ripe sweet red and black fruit finish. With its unique texture, this is the essence of Pomerol. 97-99 Pts

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2009 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 99

Dark garnet in color, to understand the perfume it's easy. Take a shot of chocolate, sprig of mint, handful of truffles with a bushel of plums and cherries blending it all together you get the idea. As good as that is, the fireworks is on the palate where the wall of fruit coats your palate with layer after of ripe, black plums, kirsch, wild cherries and powdered dark chocolate. Intense, but not over the top, the wine is hangs with you, builds and expands for over 60 seconds!

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Wine like this, leave you speechless! Where do you start? The nose, with its earthy, floral, truffle scents paired with a melange of plum, cherry and black raspberry is only the starter course. The entree is incredibly concentrated, refined, powerful, and elegant, all at the same time. The finish never seems to quit. Quite young and primary, this only offers a glimpse into the wines greatness, which will happen in the years to come.

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Not quite as expressive as it was a year ago, (Which is to be expected) this is pure, hedonistic pleasure with perfectly ripe fruits, exotic, velvet textures and a long finish that does not want to quit.

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Holy Cow! Silky, velvet drenched decadence. The wine starts in the middle of your palate with sweet, ripe berries. Before you know it, your entire palate with decadent, sweet, opulent, sensuous, intense layers of fresh, ripe, and over ripe, fruits that remain in your mouth for close to one minute!!! I hope some of my friends bought this stunning wine because I'd really like to taste this in 5, 10, 15 and 20 years. If you have the funds to lay down one of the best wines you will ever experience, this is the wine to buy.

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From a blend of 57% Cabernet Franc and 43% Merlot, this Pomerol wine opens with caramel, flowers, truffle, black cherry, plum, licorice and earthy scents. This wine offers the unique combination of concentration, power, silk and velvet. On the palate, this is a pure, sensuous, flamboyant expression of wild cherry, Vahlrona chocolate, melted licorice and plum liqueur. This sublime expression of Bordeaux wine remains on your palate for close to 60 sixty seconds in a seamless finish. This was one of the few samples that was far too good to spit. Now, what did I do with that winning Lottery ticket? 98-99 Pts

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2009 Lafleur was produced from 47% merlot and 53% cabernet franc. Its 14% alcohol could be the highest level recorded by the property, yet there is no sensation of heat. This opaque wine blasts from your glass with blackberry, blueberry, and kirsch aromas, made complex by notes of spice, soil, clay, flowers, and minerals, with a little truffle thrown in. This concentrated, velvet textured wine fills every nook and cranny of your palate with the flavors of dark berries. Like all great vintages of Lafleur, the 2009 will require at least two decades before opening up. 96-98 Pts

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2008 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 95

Wow! Erotic cherries, truffle, chocolate, incense and spice grab your attention. On the palate, the wine is rich, concentrated, long, tannic, fresh and structured. Still young, the finish is fresh, with lingering sensations of spicy, fresh, cherries and plum. If you like wines young, feel free to pop a cork. I’m giving mine at least 10 more years.

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51% Cabernet Franc and 49% Merlot make up the blend. The perfume is all about smoke, plum, earth, truffle, licorice, flowers and spice box. In the mouth, this is full bodied, round, rich and concentrated. The wine ends with a big, fresh, black cherry, chocolate and coffee infused sensation.

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2008 Lafleur has added considerable aromatic complexity and depth over the past several months. Fresh blackberry, Asian spice, plum, oak, truffle and licorice scents are easy to find. This full bodied, intense, tannic, fresh wine expresses a lot of purity and flavor. The wine ends with a long, ripe, rich finish. 97 Pts

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08 Château Lafleur is dark ruby. Essence of earth and black fruit, with a hint of oak and plum, make the perfume for this concentrated wine. The tannins and fruit feel polished in the mouth. The wine finishes with deep, dark, pure ripe black fruit. 95-97 Pts

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2007 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 91

From a blend of 53% Merlot and 47% Cabernet Franc, with a nose of truffle, stone, smoke, firewood, charcoal and smoke, this medium/full bodied Pomerol is supple, round and drinking perfectly today. The wine ends with a soft, pure, black cherry and chocolate finish.

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2006 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 96

Flowers, fresh churned earth, cherry pipe tobacco, cocoa and cigar box aromas are making their presence known. Still young, the wine is fresh, supple and tannic. While the wine demands time and the tannins are clearly present, they are ripe tannins that give structure to the wine. The sweet, ripe, spicy, almost exotic fruits in the finish feel great on your palate. The wine is long, with a good sense of purity. But patience will be rewarded here. Give this at least 7-10 more years of sleep.

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Firm, serious, structured, tannic, powerful and fresh, the nose offers a gorgeous perfume of earthy, tobacco, plum, black cherry and floral notes. But this is not a wine to enjoy in its youth. Give it at least another decade before pulling a cork. The wine was made from a blend of 61% Merlot and 39% Cabernet Franc.

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2005 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 99

The wine was made from a blend of 61% Merlot and 39% Cabernet Franc, making this one of the highest percentages of Merlot in the decade. The complex nose shows cherry pipe tobacco, stone, flowers and cherry liqueur in abundance. Full bodied, silky, smooth, supple, and fresh, there is a beautiful sense of purity in the exotic, plum and cherries in the long finish. The wine remains in your mouth for close to 50 seconds.

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Deep, dense ruby colored, the wine offered aromatics of earth, Christmas spice, plums, tobacco, and minerality. In the mouth, the regal, velvet textured wine was loaded with black fruit, licorice, cherries and tastes of clay. Powerful and concentrated, the wine finishes with the essence of ripe, dark stone fruit and earth.

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This Pomerol was deeply colored with an opalescent hue. Earth, plums, olives, spice, minerals and ripe, exotic black fruit made up the perfume. Very rich, concentrated and intense. The wine finishes with polished, licorice infused, chocolate plums and truffle.

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2004 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 95

There is a sense of sweetness in the fruit and silky quality in the texture that leaves you wanting more of the fresh, ripe, juicy, plums, truffle, kirsch, wet earth, dark chocolate and floral character. This has really improved since it was last tasted. From a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, this is probably the wine of the vintage!

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Black fruit, plums, herbs and minerals make up the perfume. Very tannic and slightly green on the palate. The underripe sensation never completely faded away. There is ample fruit, but the sensation of underripeness is a bit of a problem. It will be interesting to see how this develops over the next decade.

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2002 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 90

Violets, bitter chocolate, plums and black raspberry notes make up the perfume. This structured, sturdy style of Lafleur is austere and the tannins are not quite ripe. The plummy finish shows hints of green flavors. For the money this costs today, it's an easy pass.

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2001 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 93

Every bottle ages on a different curve. This example was more closed, tannic and less expressive than other bottles recently tasted. The potentail was there, but time and air were needed to allow more of the plum, chocolate and earthy character to emerge.

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Young, fresh, vibrant and just coming out of its shell, the wine opens with truffle, spice, black cherry, earth, fresh herbs and a hint of mint. The wine is rich, full bodied, concentrated, masculine and exotically textured. This is a good time to start drinking this beauty. Enjoy it now over the next 15-25 years.

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A complex nose filled with charcoal, truffle, smoke, baked cherry pie and Asian spices requires no effort to find. Sensuous, rich and deep layers of molten black cherries, licorice, spice and blueberry fill your mouth and palate. This wine combines exotic textures and fragrances for a unique expression of Pomerol.

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Minerals, fresh herbs, blackberries and spicy plums with hints of floral aromatics open up this wine. Soft textures, freshness and a long, dark, chocolate plum and black cherry finish are the signature of this outstanding Pomerol.

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Ripe and exotic with ample fruit, character, complexity and charm, this is an outstanding example of Lafleur that will age for years.

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2000 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 100

This tastes and feels as if a magnum of wine was somehow placed inside a regular, 750 ml bottle! Intensity, concentration, density, and purity, with an erotic, textural component and a finish that goes well beyond the 60-second mark. This is one of the great wines of the generation. I am sure it will easily evolve and deliver the goods for at least another 40-50 years!

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Spellbinding in every sense of the word. Don't get me wrong, this is still primary, but it is impossible not to be blown away by the insane level of concentration, the depth of flavor, the sensation of having your palate, teeth and gums coated with the essence of perfectly ripe fruit. Everything is going on here, in all the right ways and places. The finish must remain with you for over 60 seconds. This is what mind boggling wine is all about!

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I'm thinking this is the wine of the vintage, and that says a lot, when you consider how many great wines were born in 2000. But I have had this enough times to feel quite comfortable saying that. the wine is opulence on steroids. It has unbelievable levels of concentration. a mouth feel that words cannot do justice to and a finish that breaks the one minute mark and keeps on going.

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This flamboyant, show stopping wine is off the charts! Thick, rich, concentrated and compelling from start to finish, words cannot express the opulent, sensuous, decadent character and pleasures the wine offers. With a finish of more than 60 seconds, this is the type of wine that leaves you weak in the knees, begging for another sip.

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A stunning nose packed with truffle, smoke, black cherry, chocoalate, forest floor, plum and earth let you know something special was in the house and in your glass. Powerful, full bodied, rich, packed and concentrated with a wealth of tannin and perfectly ripe, plummy, pure, fresh, fruit, this was still tight and holding back its best for future development. Give it at least another 10-15 more years of bottle age and watch the fireworks explode.

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Powerful, intense, opulent and filled with countless layers of decadent, perfectly ripe fruit, this Bordeaux was too good to spit! The complex perfume filled with truffle, chocolate covered fudge, minerals, earth and a cornucopia of ripe fruit was almost impossible to put down. The wine finishes with a kinky, exotic, (or is that erotic?) sensation that feels like your mouth is being bathed in waves of perfectly ripe and almost over ripe, dark cherries, plums and blackberries.

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Deep jammy black fruit, minerals, crushed stone, plums, flowers, coco and black raspberries make up the perfume. Huge, massive, concentrated and filled with juicy, perfectly ripe plums and fresh berries. This intense wine offers freshness, purity and a long sensation of decadent, palate staining fruit.

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1999 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 93

Quite a nice surprise for the vintage. Without decanting, the initial sip was a but dry, but with 30 minutes of air, plums, earth, oak, spice and olive notes began to emerge. With an hour of air, the medium bodied wine softened, taking on a fresh, plum, soft textured and cherry personality.

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1998 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 95

Still young, this deep, rich, concentrated, full bodied wine has a lot going on. With its showy, plum chocolate and earthy nose and opulent, fleshy, flashy textures coupled with the structure to age and expand for decades, give it another 3-5 years and it will be even better.

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1995 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 92

This remains stubbornly backwards and tightly wound. The color is deep, dark, purple with no signs on lightening. It looks like a 3 year old wine. For Lafleur, a wine stylistically on the bigger side of Pomerol, this bottle showed a hard personality. The fruit which poked through with air and coaxing was ripe and pure, but with a tannic, stern personality. This wine demands at least another decade in the cellar.

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1994 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 90

Austere, tannic and masculine are not qualities normally associated with Chateau Lafleur. But that is what you'll find the in the 1994. It's not a bad wine, but it's a strong example of Lafleur. Probably fully mature, the plum and cherry fruit are starting to fade. I'd drink this sooner than later.

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Oak, spicy plums, black fruit and toffee notes can be found with effort. Very concentrated. Still backward and tannic. The very long, tannic finish includes a melange of red and black fruits, but this is not worth opening for at least another 5-10 years. For a 94, this wine has very good character, albeit slightly austere. This wine did not oxidize after being opened for 8 hours.

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1990 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 98

Sublime. The levels of ripe roasted, luscious, powerful fruits with all their earthy, truffle, thyme, tobacco and cocoa infused character is almost too much to believe. Length, power, complexity and concentrated, kinky, exotic, ripe, cherry and plum notes are the name of the game here. If you own this gem, you are indeed lucky. Give it another 5-7 years and I imagine it will be at peak.

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WOW! Port like in texture, with an intensity of fruit and fragrance that does not quit. The wine has depth, kinky, exotic fruit and an erotic, silky texture that goes on and on. If can afford this stunning wine, buy it. If like most people it's out of your price range, find a friend with a bottle as this is almost off the charts!

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Exotic, kinky notes of kirsch, coffee and cherry explodes in your face. Tannic, but with mountains of fruit behind it. Massive levels of concentration. This is the iron fist in the velvet glove.

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1989 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 99

Just a beautiful wine drinking in the sweet spot today. The ripe, opulent, lusty red cherries and plums paired with earth, truffle and herbs is there from the start to the finish. Full-bodied, concentrated and exotic, the finish holds your attention for close to 60 seconds!

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Both the wine and I have matured well over the years. Although, I think the wine has done slightly better than I did, as this really rocked me to my core. With an hour of air, the kinky, exotic, erotic cherries, smoked truffle, thyme and the perfect hint of cocoa at the end took the perfume to a new level. On the palate. the wine is intense, full bodied, rich and long. There is an incredible depth of flavor, with sultry textures that seems endless. This is true Pomerol decadence! Better than Petrus and Le Pin and it sells for a lot less money too!

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Truffle, mint, kirsch, earthy and an array of spice box scents charge your motor. Full bodied, concentrated and rich, with layers of sweet black cherry, black raspberry, plum and cocoa, there is a hint of fine chalk in the tannins in the end note. Drink or hold, either way you will be happy.

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This explodes from the glass with kinky kirsch, truffle, spice, plum, dried flower and bitter chocolate scents! Rich, concentrated and filled with fruit, this decadent Pomerol coats your mouth with mocha, black raspberry and dark cherry flavors

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Spicy plums, orange rind, blackberries, chocolate, dark cherry, plums, truffle and earthy aromas explode from the glass. Deep, powerful and very concentrated. Silky, sexy, sensuous textures coat your mouth with multiple layers of rich, ripe, exotic spicy fruit in this unique expression of Bordeaux and Pomerol.

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1988 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 95

Minerality, black raspberries, earth, truffle, flowers and fresh cherry notes make up the perfume. Full bodied, concentrated, masculine but refined, the wine ends with a long, exotic blast of sweet kirsch sensations. Air really helped the wine develop. It got better with 2 hours in the decanter. 1988 Lafleur could be the wine of the vintage!

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Cassis, blackberry, floral, dark cherry, forest floor, herbs, 5 spice and mocha scents were easy to find in this Bordeaux wine. Full bodied and powerful, this soft, supple and round wine ends with sweet plum and chocolate flavors

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1985 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 94

Fully mature, this medium bodied wine offfers truffle, cherry, spice and forest floor on the nose. Soft, but not exactly delicate, the sweet, earthy, spice filled plum, herb and kirsch finish is a pleasure to taste. If you have a bottle, drink it as it's only going to fade from here.

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This Pomerol opens with a blast of truffle, smoke, earth, plum, cherry pipe tobacco and spice aromas. Concentrated and deep, as good as it is, this powerful wine is slightly marred by some green flavors that intrude in the otherwise rich, black raspberry and plum filled finish

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Big powerfull and plummy with a great ripe, cherry core topped with herbs. Lush and concentrated on the palate. Lots of structure and tannins noted in the finish.

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On the nose, elements of tobacco, plums, overripe black cherries, spices, mint and floral aromas fill the glass and awaken your senses. The wine is dense, almost port-like, but believe it or not, it's slightly less concentrated than the 85 Eglise Clinet. This thick, full-bodied wine is still not fully mature. The wine coats your mouth and throat with a silken essence. This wine is seamless. Exotic and racy only begins to describe this wine. Most of the tannin has melted away but the wine has a long life ahead. The 85 Lafleur should evolve for at least 20 more years

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1983 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 94

Medium/full bodied, with a sweet, cherry, earth, spice, truffle and plummy essence. There is a nice floral note that adds to the complexity. Fully mature, the wine skates down the middle lanes between rustic and elegance.

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Over the top aromatics of jammy plum, kinky black cherry, exotic spice, blackberry and white truffle. Powerful, rich and packed with fruit so ripe, it's bursting from the seams, it fills every inch of your mouth with exotic flavors and sensual textures. This Pomerol is not for the timid.

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1982 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 100

Certainly a contender for the most consistent 100 Pt older Bordeaux I have tasted, words cannot properly express the levels of opulence, decadence, power, length and complexity found here. Palate coating, but not heavy, this majestic elixir remains youthful, even as it works its way to its 40th birthday.

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This remains one of the great wines of the 20th century! Stunning in every sense and meaning of the word. The floral, truffle, cherry, black and red plum, spicy perfume is off the hook. The intensity of flavor, concentration, richness and length is worth an easy 101 Pts!

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This great wine can be summed up with one word, "Exotic!" With a kinky nose packed with hints of blueberry, wild strawberry, red, black and white cherries, truffle, stone, spice and wet earth, it's difficult to pull your nose out of the glass. Thick, powerful, rich and intense, the wine fills your mouth and coats your palate with seemingly endless layers of ripe and over ripe fruit. It's amazing to think this wine was produced at a time when not much, if any selection was used, and no new, oak was used as well. Clearly, this is the Right Bank wine of the 1982 vintage!

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Power and elegance with kinky, sexy aromatic, exotic over ripe kirshc, plum, blackberry, spice and minerality. Powerful, deep, concentrated and complex. The finish lasts well over a minute.

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Simply awesome. Jaw dropping levels of concentration and extract. Off the hook kinky plums, cherry, fudge and spice aromatics, coupled with intensity of pure ripe fruit, a perfect, seamless finish that seems like it the Bordeaux will never end as the flavors remain for close to two minutes!

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1975 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 94

The wine opens with dark chocolate, strawberry, plum, thyme, truffle, orange peel, spice and earthy scents. Full bodied, masculine in temperament, the wine is clearly complex, concentrated and long. But it lacks the sensuous qualities normally associated with Pomerol, ending with a melange of cherries and spice.

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1970 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 82

This was oaky with a cedary nose and light fruit. The wine was hard with a drying, tart cherry finish. Unfortunately it was past its prime.

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1966 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 97

This was absolutely decadent. It was like tasting a ripe black plum and leaving fruit in your mouth with the juices dripping all over your face. This is not only one of the finest Pomerol's I've ever tasted, it's close to the top of the list for all Bordeaux wines!

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Explosive aromatics and rich, levels of concentrated fresh fruit allowed this 41 year old wine seem much younger than it was. The earthy, black fruit and exotic spiciness of the wine were fun to sniff. The palate enjoyed a massive dose of plums and black cherries. This is a very masculine style of Pomerol that softened and improved in the bottle with time.

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Explosive aromatics. Insanely complex with more layers of perfume than any onion I've ever encountered. Lush powerful fruit that remained on your palate and in your mind. Drinking this wine is best described as biting into a ripe, black plum and letting the fruit remain in your mouth for a minute to experience all its delights. Just stunning!

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1964 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 96

This mature Pomerol wine exlpoded with kinky, overripe, black cherry liqueur, earth, truffle, mineral, spice and forest floor scents. Powerful and stuffed with concentratred ripe, black raspberry, plum, black cherry and kirsch sensations, this wine coats your mouth and palate. The finish lasted close to :50.

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1955 Château Lafleur  (Pomerol) 97

Intense, still tannic, not exactly refined, more full bodied, powerful, rich and exotic. On the palate, the wine exploded with a blast of wild, untamed, sweet, dark cherries and plums. Earthy, with a fabulous mix of flowers and truffles and an iron note that paired perfectly with all the red fruits. The long finish moved from sweet to tart and back to sweet. The finish kept on going long after the wine left my glass! What a treat. This was one of those dream wines that stay in your memory, which is a good thing as it's unlikely I am going to see another bottle. But I can promise you, it is not a wine I am going to forget tasting.

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