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2010 Lafleur Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS100
  • JL99
  • WS97
  • ST97
  • WA96
  • JR96

Reviews

JS100
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 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... 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.
JL99
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, January 2013
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.
WS97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 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
ST97
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 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+
WA96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
As for the Lafleur itself, their 2010 is another fabulous wine from this extraordinary terroir. Composed of 62% Cabernet Franc and the rest Merlot (identical to what I saw early on), this wine is tightly knit and built... As for the Lafleur itself, their 2010 is another fabulous wine from this extraordinary terroir. Composed of 62% Cabernet Franc and the rest Merlot (identical to what I saw early on), this wine is tightly knit and built for the long haul. Neither is it as exuberant nor as opulent as the 2009 was showing at a similar stage of its life. In stylistic terms, it is more along the lines of a more modern-day 2000 . Deep ruby/purple, with sweet black raspberry and black cherry fruit as well as hints of forest floor, licorice and crushed rock, this wine has superb texture and a full-bodied mouthfeel – then the tannins kick in. This is a powerful, backward wine, and despite its elegance and precision, it needs at least a decade of cellaring. It is slightly more reserved and tannic than I remember it from barrel, but it is locked and loaded with potential. Forget it for a decade a drink it over the following 30-40 years. 96+ - Robert Parker
JR96
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, January 2013
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