2011 Chateau Lafleur Les Pensees de Lafleur

Bordeaux Blend - 6L
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JS 93 NM 92 JL 91 VN 91
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, February 2014

Fabulous aromas of crushed berries, black truffles and cocoa. Full body with super-integrated tannins and a beautiful finish. This is fantastic for the second wine of Lafleur although the owner says the wine comes from a...
NM 92

Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012

The Pensées de Lafleur is a blend of 54% Merlot and 46% Cabernet Franc picked 17th and 22nd September respectively. Baptiste told me that a new plot of Cabernet Franc that was planted 11 years ago was blended into Pensées...
JL 91

TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2012

(90-91 points) Produced from a blend of 54% Merlot and 46% Cabernet Franc. This wine with truffle, black raspberry, jam and earthy scents offers fresh, sweet black cherry and opulent textures. 90-91 Read more...
VN 91

Vinous, April 2022

The 2011 Pensée de Lafleur has quite a high-toned, candied bouquet with brambly red fruit, star anis and graphite, fresh and with more energy than its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, bright red...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2011
Size 6L
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

The 2011 Chateau Lafleur Les Pensees de Lafleur is a remarkable Bordeaux Blend that embodies the elegance and complexity that the region is known for. With an enticing deep red color, this wine immediately captures the eye and sets the stage for the sensory journey that awaits.

On the nose, the bouquet of this wine is absolutely captivating. It offers an incredible array of aromas, bordering on the exotic. Cloves, peppers, and grilled meats mingle with concentrated dark fruits, creating a hedonistic experience that is hard to resist. The aromas are intense, pristine, and focused, making it difficult to set the glass down.

As the wine graces the palate, it continues to thrill with its broad texture and seamless flavors. The sauvage fruits and Mexican spices come together harmoniously, showcasing the balance between power and finesse. The palate is a masterclass in winemaking, with never-ending length and microscopic tannins that are fit for a grand vin. It leaves one speechless, and it is truly incredible that any notes could be taken in its presence.

The 2011 Chateau Lafleur Les Pensees de Lafleur is a wine that can be enjoyed now, but it also has the potential to age gracefully for the next 30 years. It is a testament to the craftsmanship and dedication of Chateau Lafleur, and a true expression of the Pomerol terroir.

The critics have also been enamored with this wine, with Chuck Hayward giving it a score of 94 and describing it as an "exciting masterclass" that showcases the balance between power and finesse. Neal Martin's Wine Journal awards it a score of 92, highlighting its great minerality and fine precision. James Suckling awards it 93 points, praising its fabulous aromas and super-integrated tannins. Jeff Leve gives it a score of 91, noting its fresh, sweet black cherry flavors. Vinous also awards it 91 points, describing it as having a high-toned, candied bouquet with bright red fruit and admirable length.

Overall, the 2011 Chateau Lafleur Les Pensees de Lafleur is a wine that demands attention and respect. It is a true gem from Bordeaux, and an experience that wine lovers should not miss.