2001 Lafleur Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • DC 98
  • NM 96
  • WS 93
  • JR 93
  • WA 92
  • ST 90

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Reg: $550.00

$445.00

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DC 98
Decanter - Decanter,
NM 96
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, September 2013
Tasted from an ex-chateau bottle at the Lafleur vertical dinner at Attersee in Austria, the 2001 is destined to be over-shadowed by the imperious millennial Lafleur. But do not ignore this fabulous Pomerol. It has a... Tasted from an ex-chateau bottle at the Lafleur vertical dinner at Attersee in Austria, the 2001 is destined to be over-shadowed by the imperious millennial Lafleur. But do not ignore this fabulous Pomerol. It has a brilliant bouquet rich in minerals that infused the pure blackberry and raspberry fruit. It seems to shimmer in the glass, offering hints of violet and crushed rose petals with continued aeration. The palate is full-bodied and struck through with a crisp seam of acidity that slices through the multi-layered, tobacco tinged blackberry and dark cherry fruit, before fanning out to a vivacious, almost Pauillac-like finish. This is a wonderful Lafleur destined for long-term ageing.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2004
This wine starts out very tight with fresh herb and tobacco character but then it opens to ripe plum berry and chocolate character. Full-bodied with silky tannins and a long caressing finish. Impressive. Lafleur is always... This wine starts out very tight with fresh herb and tobacco character but then it opens to ripe plum berry and chocolate character. Full-bodied with silky tannins and a long caressing finish. Impressive. Lafleur is always outstanding. Best after 2009. 1000 cases made. –JS
JR 93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, July 2015
(18/20) 63% Merlot. Dense and bright. Opened-out nose with some glamour and floral top note. Soft tannins and with great drive and poise. Real precision but some bright fruit in the middle. So different from most... (18/20) 63% Merlot. Dense and bright. Opened-out nose with some glamour and floral top note. Soft tannins and with great drive and poise. Real precision but some bright fruit in the middle. So different from most Pomerols. Great energy.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2004
Performing slightly less impressively from bottle than it did from cask, this wine’s Cabernet Franc element has come forward, revealing a distinctive herbal, bell pepper, vegetal character that kept my score from going... Performing slightly less impressively from bottle than it did from cask, this wine’s Cabernet Franc element has come forward, revealing a distinctive herbal, bell pepper, vegetal character that kept my score from going higher. Nevertheless, there is plenty to like about this 2001 Pomerol. It possesses a saturated ruby/purple color, powerful aromas (kirsch liqueur, raspberries, and blackberries), an earthy, muscular, chunky character, and the most tannic personality of any Pomerol I tasted. While not the huge blockbuster Lafleur can often produce, it is well-built. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2019. - Robert Parker
ST 90
Stephen Tanzer - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, May 2004
90+ Bright ruby-red. Raspberry, menthol, leather and spices on the slightly sauvage, cool nose. Fat and rich but youthfully tough, even clenched, with idiosyncratic flavors of medicinal black cherry, leather, game and... 90+ Bright ruby-red. Raspberry, menthol, leather and spices on the slightly sauvage, cool nose. Fat and rich but youthfully tough, even clenched, with idiosyncratic flavors of medicinal black cherry, leather, game and black olive. Not showing the sweet side of the vintage today; in fact, this seems rather backward today, despite its modest acidity.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2001