2018 Chateau La Fleur Petrus 1500ml magnums

2018 Chateau La Fleur Petrus 1500ml magnums

by JJ Buckley Fine Wines


2018 Chateau La Fleur Petrus 1500ml magnums

JJB: $495*

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Chateau La Fleur Petrus has one of the most prized parcels of real estate in all of Bordeaux, counting Petrus and Lafleur as its neighbors to the east, with Trotanoy and Le Pin on its southwest flank. This rarified collection of chateaux includes some of the most coveted right bank gems in every vintage, and magnums from a great year like 2018 are always in short supply. As per usual, La Fleur Petrus is “unquestionably in the same league” producing “one of the most seamless, ethereal wines in the vintage” (JD), all while coming in at a fraction of the price. For this very top tier of Bordeaux, La Fleur Petrus remains one of the smartest buys, and it’s destined to go the distance in this large format.

La Fleur Petrus dates back centuries, and while its reputation has always been high, in the hands of the Moueix family, the property has simply never been better. Particularly over the last two decades, La Fleur Petrus has been on a clear upward trajectory, making them a “worthy rival to Trotanoy, Petrus, La Fleur, Le Gay” and others according to Robert Parker. This “magnificent” release of La Fleur Petrus (Vinous) has decades of life in the tank, though the warm and sumptuous vintage may only demand a few more years of cellaring to shine. Cheers!

99 points, James Suckling: "Ripe black fruit, clove, licorice, pine and walnut husk on the nose. Bitter chocolate and coffee, too. It’s full-bodied with firm, tight tannins. Muscular and very formed. Energetic and precise with long, chewy layers and lots of depth, structure and polish. Superb."

97 points, Vinous: "The 2018 La Fleur-Pétrus is positively rapturous, just as it was from barrel. Mother Nature appears to have taken all the signatures of this site and turned up the volume. Loud. Rich and beautifully layered, La Fleur-Pétrus dazzles with magnificent richness and a finish that is eternal…I can't remember tasting a better young La Fleur-Pétrus." - Antonio Galloni

97 points, Jeb Dunnuck: "One of the most seamless, ethereal wines in the vintage… Unquestionably in the same league as Trotanoy, Le Gay, Lafleur, Hosanna, and the other leviathans of the region, its deep purple hue is followed by a gorgeously layered, multi-dimensional 2018 with full-bodied aromas and flavors…"

*Offer publication date September 15, 2021. Pricing and availability subject to change.