2008 Chateau Lafleur Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • NM 96
  • VN 96
  • JG 96
  • WA 96
  • JL 95
  • WS 91

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NM 96
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2012
Tasted at John Armit’s Lafleur seminar in London, the 2008 seems to be shutting up shop a little on the nose with dark berry fruit, cedar and a touch of bell pepper that I have not noticed before. But it still remains... Tasted at John Armit’s Lafleur seminar in London, the 2008 seems to be shutting up shop a little on the nose with dark berry fruit, cedar and a touch of bell pepper that I have not noticed before. But it still remains taut and linear. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy, firm, dry tannins and superb acidity the cuts through the liquorice-tinged, dark fruit. There is a broodiness to the 2008, a sense of introspection compared to the more outgoing 2008, a solidity to the finish that will take time to soften. It will be interesting to compare this against the 2004 in future years.
VN 96
Vinous, February 2018
The 2008 Lafleur is a wine that I have tasted several times. It mirrored my previous encounters. There is still impressive fruit concentration on the nose, equally distributed between red and black, a hint of clove and... The 2008 Lafleur is a wine that I have tasted several times. It mirrored my previous encounters. There is still impressive fruit concentration on the nose, equally distributed between red and black, a hint of clove and just a touch of Italian delicatessen emanating from the Cabernet Franc. The palate has just melted a little since its obdurate infancy, although it is still quite linear and "strict". You might argue that the 2008 Lafleur is a little charmless at the moment, but bottle age will sculpt and abrade this Pomerol into a very fine, if slightly aloof wine. -- Neal Martin
JG 96
View From The Cellar, July 2011
The 2008 Lafleur is an absolute classic in the making and likely to be ranked as one of the great vintages at this estate from the first decade of the new millennium. The bouquet is deep, pure and youthfully reticent, as... The 2008 Lafleur is an absolute classic in the making and likely to be ranked as one of the great vintages at this estate from the first decade of the new millennium. The bouquet is deep, pure and youthfully reticent, as it offers up a complex mélange of black cherries, red currants, coffee, a very strong and complex base of soil, nutskins, cigar wrapper and a deft framing of new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very, very soil-driven, with a rock solid core of fruit, ripe tannins, very fine acidity and excellent focus and grip on the very long and well-balanced finish. A classic Lafleur and a magically beautiful bottle of wine. (Drink between 2022-2060)
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2017
Tasted with Baptiste Guinaudeau, the 2008 Lafleur is a wine for which I have a lot of time, and as it approaches a decade old, it is beginning to loosen up a little. There is plenty of fruit on the nose—more than I have... Tasted with Baptiste Guinaudeau, the 2008 Lafleur is a wine for which I have a lot of time, and as it approaches a decade old, it is beginning to loosen up a little. There is plenty of fruit on the nose—more than I have encountered on previous bottles, with a mixture of red and black fruit—and a hint of bell pepper and sage. The main difference is that those previously rigid tannin have loosened their collar in recent months; therefore, this Lafleur is now entertaining the notion of drinkability. There remains a linearity to this Lafleur—and there is still that backbone—yet it seems to flow nicely across the mouth, and there is superb mineralité on the finish. It's probably destined to be overshadowed by the succeeding two vintages, but I suggest you do not overlook the 2008 Lafleur. - Neal Martin
JL 95
TheWineCellarInsider.com, July 2013
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... 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.
WS 91
Wine Spectator, May 2011
A bright, fresh, very pure style, with raspberry and bitter cherry fruit flavors laced with judicious toast and a streak of red licorice. The nicely fleshy finish puts on weight as it airs in the glass, developing... A bright, fresh, very pure style, with raspberry and bitter cherry fruit flavors laced with judicious toast and a streak of red licorice. The nicely fleshy finish puts on weight as it airs in the glass, developing alluring notes of black tea and incense. Drink now through 2019. –JM
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2008
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork