2012 Chateau Lafleur Les Pensees de Lafleur
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • JG 91
  • JR 90
  • JL 90
  • JS 90

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Reg: $159.94

$129.94

In Stock: 16 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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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... expand (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 time to harvest the merlot plots that are earmarked for Les Pensées de Lafleur, so these vines were harvested ten days later, after the rain had passed and the vines had had a chance to dry out. The wine has turned out very well indeed, offering up a cool fruit-toned bouquet of cassis, dark berry, currant leaf, cigar smoke, dark, gravelly soil tones, fresh herbs and a discreet base of new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and refined, with a lovely core of fruit, suave tannins and excellent length and grip on the focused finish. A very fine bottle in the making. (Drink between 2023-2050) collapse
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... expand 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. Intensely aromatic, pure cassis with just a touch of spice and dusty leafiness. Scented more than perfumed. Touch of raspberry in there too. Silky and energised by great freshness. Tannins are very dry and papery but not at all drying. (JH) collapse
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... expand (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 at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2012&wine=Pensees%20de%20Lafleur collapse
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.
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2012
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork