2010 Lafleur Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • JS 100
  • WA 99
  • WS 97
  • IWC 97
  • NM 97
  • JR 96

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JS 100
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, November 2013
This red shows such beautiful and ripe aromas of blackberries, orange peel, hazelnuts, and tropical fruits. It's full-bodied, with superb texture of polished tannins that are velvety. The length last for minutes. It's... This red shows such beautiful and ripe aromas of blackberries, orange peel, hazelnuts, and tropical fruits. It's full-bodied, with superb texture of polished tannins that are velvety. The length last for minutes. It's muscular yet elegant. It flexes it muscle yet pulls them back. What gorgeous tone to this young red. Try in 2020.
WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2017
Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 2010 Lafleur put in an absolutely no holds barred astonishing performance. Lafleur is wont to improve in bottle and this is certainly the case apropos... Tasted blind as a vintage comparison at the Valandraud vertical, the 2010 Lafleur put in an absolutely no holds barred astonishing performance. Lafleur is wont to improve in bottle and this is certainly the case apropos the 2010. It has a boisterous ripe blackberry, cranberry, sous-bois and graphite-scented bouquet that is an absolute beauty. Power mixed with quite brilliant precision, you almost want to laugh at its sheer audacity. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin; there is immense depth and wonderful cohesion. Mineral-drenched black fruit, a slightly chalky texture and outstanding energy and tension on the finish - this is a magnificent Pomerol from the Guinaudeau family. Tasted December 2016. - Neal Martin
WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
Packed, with a charcoal frame and hints of alder and mesquite offering an impressive, aromatic profile, while flavors of crushed plum, warm linzer torte and blackberry preserves form the massive core. Dense, chewy and... Packed, with a charcoal frame and hints of alder and mesquite offering an impressive, aromatic profile, while flavors of crushed plum, warm linzer torte and blackberry preserves form the massive core. Dense, chewy and velvety, this features a riveting iron note and enticing tobacco accents that help to expand and lengthen the finish. Best from 2020 through 2040. – JM
IWC 97
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2013
Bright ruby. Captivating nose combines blackcurrant, blackberry syrup, vanilla, minerals, dried rose, violet and white pepper; the cabernet franc element (roughly 54% of the blend) really comes through. Sweet and pliant... Bright ruby. Captivating nose combines blackcurrant, blackberry syrup, vanilla, minerals, dried rose, violet and white pepper; the cabernet franc element (roughly 54% of the blend) really comes through. Sweet and pliant on entry, then more austere in the middle, with penetrating but youthfully reticent flavors of dark berries, minerals, coffee reduction, cocoa and tobacco leaf. With its rather silky texture, good breadth and restrained sweetness, this 2010 offers considerable early appeal but has the structure to last several decades. Finishes subtle and gripping, with a rising, palate-dusting finish featuring notes of smoke, herbs and flowers. This stellar wine will go down in memory not just as one of the greatest Lafleurs in memory, but of all Bordeaux. For me, it's also the wine of the vintage right now. 97+
NM 97
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2014
The Lafleur 2010 is more backward and laconic on the nose than the Petrus '10 tasted blind alongside, with broody earthy black fruit, hints of cedar and dried herbs. It is not as generous or as seductive as its peers, but... The Lafleur 2010 is more backward and laconic on the nose than the Petrus '10 tasted blind alongside, with broody earthy black fruit, hints of cedar and dried herbs. It is not as generous or as seductive as its peers, but it is very complex. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, a huge structure and a dense finish laced with white pepper. Backward and broody, dry on the finish with a long savoury tail, this is a quintessential Lafleur that does not quite match the 2009, although it is not far off.
JR 96
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, January 2014
Liquorice and life. Real lift to this nose but a bit farmyardy too. Neat and dense and very correct and pungent. Lovely stuff. Wonderful balance. Long. Difficult to spit! 19/20
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2010
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork