2011 Chateau Lafleur Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 3L
  • JD 97
  • JS 97
  • DC 96
  • JL 95
  • VN 94
  • WA 94

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JD 97
jebdunnuck.com, October 2014
Complex aromas of blackberry and whole white truffles with hints of wet earth and stones. Full body and structured with gorgeous, velvety tannins, but reserved and polished. Very long finish with fabulous fruit. Goes on... Complex aromas of blackberry and whole white truffles with hints of wet earth and stones. Full body and structured with gorgeous, velvety tannins, but reserved and polished. Very long finish with fabulous fruit. Goes on for minutes. This is all class: the red wine of the vintage. Better in 2019.
JS 97
jamessuckling.com, October 2014
Complex aromas of blackberry and whole white truffles with hints of wet earth and stones. Full body and structured with gorgeous, velvety tannins, but reserved and polished. Very long finish with fabulous fruit. Goes on... Complex aromas of blackberry and whole white truffles with hints of wet earth and stones. Full body and structured with gorgeous, velvety tannins, but reserved and polished. Very long finish with fabulous fruit. Goes on for minutes. This is all class: the red wine of the vintage. Better in 2019.
DC 96
Decanter, May 2018
This Lafleur effort in 2011 is truly stupendous and once again shows the greatness of its terroir. This was one of the driest vintages on record here and the berries were incredibly small, giving concentrated juice. The... This Lafleur effort in 2011 is truly stupendous and once again shows the greatness of its terroir. This was one of the driest vintages on record here and the berries were incredibly small, giving concentrated juice. The extraction, however, has been done with great skill, and the wine is beautifully fresh, balanced and textured. Deeply coloured, the primary black fruit nose builds and builds in the glass. A blend of 53% Cabernet Franc and 47% Merlot, there's real depth and complexity with plush, polished tannins and a concentration of delicious dark fruits - plum, mulberry and damson - joined by touches of dark chocolate, cured meat and spice. It's still very much in its first flush of youth and is not even close to being broached. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/chateau-lafleur-pomerol-bordeaux-france-2011-21469#D2soLsKS2KW09lu7.99
JL 95
TheWineCellarInsider.com, July 2018
A contender for wine of the vintage, the wine offered layers of ripe, richly textured, plums, truffle, mocha and black cherry. For Lafleur, a wine that often needs 2 decades before it's fun to drink, this will start... A contender for wine of the vintage, the wine offered layers of ripe, richly textured, plums, truffle, mocha and black cherry. For Lafleur, a wine that often needs 2 decades before it's fun to drink, this will start drinking well by the time it's 10 years of age. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=2011+Lafleur+
VN 94
Vinous, November 2018
The 2011 Lafleur, which comes from a very dry vintage according to Jacques Guinaudeau, has a very fine, quite precise bouquet with blackberry, wild strawberry, sous-bois, sage and oregano scents developing in the glass... The 2011 Lafleur, which comes from a very dry vintage according to Jacques Guinaudeau, has a very fine, quite precise bouquet with blackberry, wild strawberry, sous-bois, sage and oregano scents developing in the glass. This feels focused and very refined. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grip in the mouth, impressive concentration for a 2011 with that arching structure that defines this Pomerol cru. This punches above expectations and is rapidly becoming one of the wines of the vintage. Tasted at the Christies’ Lafleur masterclass in London.- NM
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2012
(92 - 94) This tiny jewel of a property has produced a beautifully rich 2011 Lafleur from a blend of 53% Cabernet Franc and 47% Merlot. The Merlot was picked between August 31 and September 12, and the Cabernet Franc... (92 - 94) This tiny jewel of a property has produced a beautifully rich 2011 Lafleur from a blend of 53% Cabernet Franc and 47% Merlot. The Merlot was picked between August 31 and September 12, and the Cabernet Franc between September 22-23. The 2011 reveals a floral-scented bouquet with notions of kirsch, licorice and black raspberries. It is medium to full-bodied with terrific fruit purity, good minerality and slightly more acidity and freshness than are found in such ripe vintages as 2009 and 2010. At present, the Guinandeau family, the owners, are using between 50-60% new oak in an attempt to emphasize their great terroir and the extraordinary fruit quality they achieve from both the old vine Cabernet Franc and Merlot. This cuvee possesses some serious tannin and will undoubtedly need 5-6 years of cellaring after its release, but it should be one of the longer-lived wines of the vintage, lasting 25+ years. RP
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2011