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2010 Lafleur Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS99
  • JL97
  • NM96
  • WA95
  • WS95
  • JR

Reviews

JS99
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
Very powerful wine with loads of Cabernet Franc character with dark fruits, blueberry and hints of spices. Licorice and flowers. Full and very powerful, intense is the word. It's like a first growth from Paulliac... Very powerful wine with loads of Cabernet Franc character with dark fruits, blueberry and hints of spices. Licorice and flowers. Full and very powerful, intense is the word. It's like a first growth from Paulliac. Incredible. Extreme, almost severe in style yet fabulous. 62% Cabernet Franc and 36% Merlot.
JL97
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
Lafleur set a record for this legendary Pomerol Bordeaux wine when they blended 62% Cabernet Franc 38% Merlot, 14% alcohol, same as 2009 this is the highest concentration of Cabernet Franc ever used at Lafleur. For those... Lafleur set a record for this legendary Pomerol Bordeaux wine when they blended 62% Cabernet Franc 38% Merlot, 14% alcohol, same as 2009 this is the highest concentration of Cabernet Franc ever used at Lafleur. For those that like to compare, in 2009, the wine was produced from 53% Cabernet Franc and 47% Merlot. The owner, Jacques Guinaudeau said, "They used more Cabernet Franc at Chateau Lafleur in 2010 to remain a Bordeaux wine, as it offers better balance." He added, "At Lafleur, we focus on ripeness and the textures of tannins, We strive to achieve elegance, balance and purity." That's three good things in my book. . 2010 Lafleur A cornucopia of fragrances pop from the glass, cherry blossoms, sweet black raspberry, earth, truffle, forest floor, leaves and plum liqueur are found in abundance. Intense and concentrated, the wine pairs power and purity ending with a long, fresh, ripe sweet red and black fruit finish. With its unique texture, this is the essence of Pomerol.
NM96
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2011
A blend of 62% Cabernet Franc and 38% Merlot cropped on 2nd and 3rd October and 22nd, 23rd and 28th September. The pH is 15% lower than in 2009 and the regular water and no excesses in temperature. Higher hydric stress... A blend of 62% Cabernet Franc and 38% Merlot cropped on 2nd and 3rd October and 22nd, 23rd and 28th September. The pH is 15% lower than in 2009 and the regular water and no excesses in temperature. Higher hydric stress that stopped the ripening and lowered the final alcohol levels (around 14%.) The nose is quite muted at first with earthy, mulberry notes at first, a touch of crushed flowers and espresso. Very fine definition. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine chalky tannins, a great sense of tension here, the acidity lending tension and poise, crushed stone towards the finish with a touch of nascent hardness that should dissipate by the time of bottling. Long in the mouth, a little masculine as usual.but a "true" Lafleur.
WA95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010 Lafleur: This tiny estate, run by the Guinaudeau family, has produced a 2010 Lafleur with the highest percentage of Cabernet Franc that they believe the estate has ever used (62% Cabernet Franc and the rest Merlot)... 2010 Lafleur: This tiny estate, run by the Guinaudeau family, has produced a 2010 Lafleur with the highest percentage of Cabernet Franc that they believe the estate has ever used (62% Cabernet Franc and the rest Merlot). An intense wine with sweet tannin, a dark ruby purple color, and pure black raspberry and cherry fruit, as well as hints of crushed rock and underlying subtle floral notes, the oak (which is never more than one-third) is completely concealed by the wine-s intensity. In spite of its power, great texture, and richness, the overall impression is one of elegance and freshness. The tannins seems sweet, but I suspect this wine will shut down and not be drinkable for at least 7-8 years but keep for 30-40.
WS95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
Almost gushing already, with cassis and blackberry fruit. Supersilky and refined, with an incredibly long, velvety finish. This has heft, but stays graceful. Tasted non-blind. -J.M.
JR
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, April 2011
62% Cabernet Franc, first time they've had such a high proportion! 60% of the production. Deep crimson. Savoury and dense and very clarety. Very pure and natural. `We did practically nothing, no extraction techniques... 62% Cabernet Franc, first time they've had such a high proportion! 60% of the production. Deep crimson. Savoury and dense and very clarety. Very pure and natural. `We did practically nothing, no extraction techniques needed.' Really fine and racy and dry and minerally but not drying on the end. One of the future. Polished. Lip smacking. Dry finish but very rich in Pomerol way. Long. Real tension. A little lighter than Pétrus but lovely stuff, just a bit tarry on the finish. Very stimulating rather than a relaxing drink. 18 out of 20

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