2012 Chateau Lafleur Les Pensees de Lafleur

Bordeaux Blend - 6L
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JG 91 JS 90 JR 90 JL 90
JG 91

View From The Cellar, March 2013

(91+) When the rains were forecast to arrive on September 22nd, the team at Lafleur decided to pick all of the merlot vines destined for the grand vin on the single day of September 21st, but, there was not sufficient...
JS 90

jamessuckling.com, February 2015

Subtle aromas of chocolate, berries and walnuts. Peach stones, too. Full-bodied, chewy and tangy. Clay and orange peel undertones. A little austere. This needs three to four years to soften. Better in 2017.
JR 90

Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, April 2013

54% Merlot (picked 4 October), 46% Cabernet Franc (10 October). Very specific terroir in the middle of the Lafleur vineyard that is much later than the parcels that go into Lafleur. Richer, slightly more humid soil...
JL 90

TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2013

(88-90)Produced from 54% Merlot and 46% Cabernet Franc, the wine is filled with sweet, ripe, soft and round black raspberries, cherries, spice and herbs. Read more...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2012
Size 6L
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

The 2012 Chateau Lafleur Les Pensees de Lafleur is a remarkable Bordeaux Blend from the renowned Pomerol region in Bordeaux, France. This red wine, with its exquisite flavor profile and elegant character, is a true testament to the exceptional craftsmanship of Chateau Lafleur.

In the glass, this wine boasts a deep, rich red color that is visually captivating. Its aromas are intensely aromatic, exuding pure cassis with a touch of spice and dusty leafiness. The scent is more seductive than perfumed, with a hint of raspberry adding to its allure. On the palate, this wine is silky and energized by great freshness. The tannins, although very dry and papery, are not at all drying, enhancing the overall texture and structure of the wine.

The 2012 Chateau Lafleur Les Pensees de Lafleur is a blend of 54% Merlot and 46% Cabernet Franc, showcasing the unique terroir of the middle of the Lafleur vineyard. The vineyard's richer and slightly more humid soil contributes to the wine's complexity and depth. With an alcohol content of 14.0%, this wine exhibits a perfect balance between richness and freshness.

Wine experts have praised this exceptional Bordeaux Blend. Jancis Robinson awarded it a score of 90, describing it as intensely aromatic and energized by great freshness. John Gilman gave it a score of 91, highlighting its deep, full-bodied nature and refined tannins. Jeff Leve awarded it a score of 90, noting its sweet, ripe, and soft black raspberries, cherries, spice, and herbs. James Suckling also awarded it a score of 90, describing its subtle aromas of chocolate, berries, and walnuts.

The 2012 Chateau Lafleur Les Pensees de Lafleur is a wine that demands attention and appreciation. Its complexity, elegance, and superb craftsmanship make it a truly exceptional Bordeaux Blend that will surely impress even the most discerning wine connoisseurs.