2011 Fleur de Gay, La Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • WA 94
  • WS 92

Reviews for 2011 Fleur de Gay, La Bordeaux Blend

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
This is a strong effort from La Fleur de Gay, which appeared to have gone through some changes that resulted in irregularity. The gorgeous 2011 is a reassuring example of what this small parcel on the high plateau of... This is a strong effort from La Fleur de Gay, which appeared to have gone through some changes that resulted in irregularity. The gorgeous 2011 is a reassuring example of what this small parcel on the high plateau of Pomerol, planted with 100% Merlot, is capable of achieving. Its dense purple color is accompanied by abundant floral notes intermixed with raspberry, kirsch and blacker fruit characteristics. Medium to full-bodied with sweet tannin, a sweet core of fruit, and a velvety finish, it can be drunk in several years or cellared for 15 or more. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
Offers an almost opulent feel with velvety texture and dark currant fig and blackberry fruit flavors well-studded with black tea and anise. This has nice weight with just some toast to soak up in the end.-J.M.
JJB 94
Neil Mechanic - JJ Buckley, April 2012
100% merlot grown on a 7.5 acre parcel within the Croix de Gay vineyard. Vines range from 20 to 30 years in age planted in a unique gravel and clay sub-soil. Malolactic and aging takes place in 100% new oak barriques for... 100% merlot grown on a 7.5 acre parcel within the Croix de Gay vineyard. Vines range from 20 to 30 years in age planted in a unique gravel and clay sub-soil. Malolactic and aging takes place in 100% new oak barriques for 6 to 18 months. Under the direction of Alain Raynaud La Fleur de Gay continues its streak of silky and pure wines. The palate displays smoke and minerality that carries the black raspberry and chocolate notes from the entry through the finish. Concentrated with a long silky and polished finish this displays an elegance not found in many wines from the appellation. Enjoy 2015-2030.