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

Reg: $169.94

$134.94

In Stock: 23 btls
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Pre-Arrival: 24 btls
ETA: Aug. 2019

Reg: $169.94

$134.94

In Stock: 23 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 24 btls
ETA: Aug. 2019

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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... (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)
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... 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)
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2012