2011 La Fleur Morange Bordeaux Blend

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

Reviews for 2011 La Fleur Morange Bordeaux Blend

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2012
A more classic cuvee the 2011 La Fleur Morange (cropped at 20 hectoliters per hectare) is a blend of equal parts Cabernet Franc and Merlot that may have the highest natural alcohol of any wine in this vintage 15%... A more classic cuvee the 2011 La Fleur Morange (cropped at 20 hectoliters per hectare) is a blend of equal parts Cabernet Franc and Merlot that may have the highest natural alcohol of any wine in this vintage 15%. Stunningly pure notes of black cherries and black currant liqueur intermixed with licorice incense and acacia flowers are followed by a dense full-bodied unctuously-textured wine that seems to have more in common with a vintage such as 2009 or 2010 than most 2011s. The wine's acidity is lower than in most of its peers but the levels of concentration and intensity are very high. This beauty should drink well for 15-20 years. I have enjoyed these two offerings in just about every vintage I have tasted. Well-known oenologist Claude Gros appears to be building a decent portfolio of clients in Bordeaux even though he is from Narbonne in the Languedoc-Roussillon corridor. 92-94+
JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2014
Lots of chocolate, coffee and nut character on the nose and palate. Full body, chewy tannins and a fruity finish. Drink in 2016.
JJB 95
Devon Magee - JJ Buckley, April 2012
50% merlot 50% cabernet franc. This 1.51 hectare vineyard to the east of the town of St. Emilion boasts an incredible average vine age of 100 years planted in sandy clay limestone and iron soils. Grapes are harvested and... 50% merlot 50% cabernet franc. This 1.51 hectare vineyard to the east of the town of St. Emilion boasts an incredible average vine age of 100 years planted in sandy clay limestone and iron soils. Grapes are harvested and de-stemmed by hand and the wine is aged in 100% new oak. Exuberantly pretty nose with pure ripe raspberry notes. Rich on the palate with lovely long length and plenty of acid to carry the concentration of the wild red fruit. A benchmark example of the Right Bank in 2011 that feels fresh and really showcases the vintage. Showy when young and will be exciting to taste in 5-7 years and over the following 15-20 years. Claude Gros consults.