2009 Lafleur Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • JS 100
  • WA 99
  • NM 98
  • IWC 98
  • WS 95

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$1,595.94

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Reg: $1,675.94

$1,595.94

This product is
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JS 100
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2012
This is a crazy nose of tangerines and blueberries with raspberries and mushroom and berries. Full-bodied with ultra fine tannins. This wine is all about texture with phenomenal tannins and subtle fruits that just make... This is a crazy nose of tangerines and blueberries with raspberries and mushroom and berries. Full-bodied with ultra fine tannins. This wine is all about texture with phenomenal tannins and subtle fruits that just make you think. Evocative. It is layered yet changes all the time. I can't believe it really. Speechless. Amazes me. Try in 2020.
WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
An absolutely prodigious blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot the 2009 Lafleur displays the tell-tale characteristics of this great estate. Kirsch liqueur licorice and floral notes are intermixed with raspberry in a... An absolutely prodigious blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot the 2009 Lafleur displays the tell-tale characteristics of this great estate. Kirsch liqueur licorice and floral notes are intermixed with raspberry in a very full-bodied super-intense opulent and multi-dimensional style. Extraordinarily dense and pure but not heavy by any means the intensity texture and richness of the 2009 Lafleur are reminiscent of the perfect 1982. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040.
NM 98
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. On this occasion it is difficult to separate the 2005 and 2009 Lafleur, although to reiterate my comments last year, they are very... Tasted from an ex-chateau bottle at the Lafleur vertical dinner at Attersee in Austria. On this occasion it is difficult to separate the 2005 and 2009 Lafleur, although to reiterate my comments last year, they are very different and paradigms of the vintage. The bouquet has a ravishing, floral bouquet of violets and rose petals that explode from the glass. The palate is voluptuous, spherical and extraordinarily pure. It is far more generous and giving than the 2005 with raspberry and wild strawberry on the crescendo of a finish. The texture is to die for – pure satin. This wonderful should be cellared for at least a decade, although I suspect it will be approachable before the 2010.
IWC 98
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
Bright full ruby. Drop-dead gorgeous nose combines superripe strawberry, raspberry jam, black cherry syrup, brown spices, Oriental herbs and exotic oak. Extremely densely packed and energetic but already offering a... Bright full ruby. Drop-dead gorgeous nose combines superripe strawberry, raspberry jam, black cherry syrup, brown spices, Oriental herbs and exotic oak. Extremely densely packed and energetic but already offering a satin-like texture and great early appeal owing to its sexy sweetness of superripe fruit. There's an almost pinot-like silkiness of texture to its red fruit and exotic spice flavors. The finish is very graceful yet lush, offering uncommon depth, complexity and charm. As amazing as the 2009 and 2010 Petrus are, I think these two vintages from Lafleur are the best pair of clarets made by anyone in 2009 and 2010. Simply put, this is yet another truly unforgettable wine.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
This gushes with mouthwatering blueberry boysenberry and blackberry fruit leading to a long black tea- and incense-filled finish. Darkens up considerably as it airs with layers of extra flesh Kenya AA coffee and charcoal... This gushes with mouthwatering blueberry boysenberry and blackberry fruit leading to a long black tea- and incense-filled finish. Darkens up considerably as it airs with layers of extra flesh Kenya AA coffee and charcoal notes striding through the finish. Shows an exotic side and gorgeous mouthfeel. Best from 2015 through 2030. 950 cases made. -JM
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2009