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Chateau La Fleur Petrus 2011 Pomerol

Chateau La Fleur Petrus 2011 Pomerol

€445.00
 

'Very pretty licorice and spice character on the nose. Full-bodied, with very well-integrated tannins and a long, long finish. This is slightly cooler and racier than the 2000, but I love them both.' James Suckling Château La Fleur-Pétrus is a Pomerol estate that has been owned by Jean Pierre Moueix (who also owns Pétrus and Trotanoy) since 1952. Four years after it was purchased, Bordeaux was hit by its worst frosts in living memory and most of the vineyards at Lafleur-Pétrus were destroyed and had to be replanted. La Fleur-Pétrus's 9.08 hectare vineyard is on a plateau east of Pomerol sandwiched between Lafleur and Pétrus. The soils are rich in gravel and the vineyard is planted with 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. La Fleur-Pétrus's grapes are hand-harvested and then fermented in temperature-controlled concrete vats. The wine is then aged in small oak barriques (50% new) for 18 months. Lafleur-Pétrus produce elegant, smooth, and refined Pomerols that, whilst lacking the concentration and intensity found in Pétrus, are still amongst the finest wines of the region.

 

  • Body
    Full
  • Country
    France
  • Region
    Bordeaux
  • Colour/Style
    Red
  • Grape Variety
    Merlot, Cabernet Franc

Description

'Very pretty licorice and spice character on the nose. Full-bodied, with very well-integrated tannins and a long, long finish. This is slightly cooler and racier than the 2000, but I love them both.' James Suckling Château La Fleur-Pétrus is a Pomerol estate that has been owned by Jean Pierre Moueix (who also owns Pétrus and Trotanoy) since 1952. Four years after it was purchased, Bordeaux was hit by its worst frosts in living memory and most of the vineyards at Lafleur-Pétrus were destroyed and had to be replanted. La Fleur-Pétrus's 9.08 hectare vineyard is on a plateau east of Pomerol sandwiched between Lafleur and Pétrus. The soils are rich in gravel and the vineyard is planted with 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. La Fleur-Pétrus's grapes are hand-harvested and then fermented in temperature-controlled concrete vats. The wine is then aged in small oak barriques (50% new) for 18 months. Lafleur-Pétrus produce elegant, smooth, and refined Pomerols that, whilst lacking the concentration and intensity found in Pétrus, are still amongst the finest wines of the region.

 

Details

Food Pairing Chateau La Fleur Petrus is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes.
ABV 12.50%
Categories Wine, France, Bordeaux, France, Merlot, Red Wine, Merlot

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