2017 Les Pensees de Lafleur Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • JS 95
  • JL 93
  • VN 93
  • WA 92

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JS 95
jamessuckling.com, April 2018
(94-95) An impressively tight and solid wine from Lafleur with dark-berry, chocolate and spice character as well as some white-pepper and salty undertones. Full-bodied, very tight and focused. A really pretty young 2017.
JL 93
TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2018
(91-93) Floral in nature, maraschino cherries, silky tannins, wet earth and juicy plums come to front promptly. Soft, seductive, sweet and fresh, give this a few years to age so the wine can expand and soften. Made from... (91-93) Floral in nature, maraschino cherries, silky tannins, wet earth and juicy plums come to front promptly. Soft, seductive, sweet and fresh, give this a few years to age so the wine can expand and soften. Made from a blend of 52% Merlot and 48% Cabernet Franc. The harvest took place for the Merlot on September 16 and the Cabernet Franc on September 29.
VN 93
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, May 2018
(VN 91-93 points) For the firs time, with respect to the 2017 Les Pensées de Lafleur, 100% of the Cabernet Franc comes from the massale selection. It has a very well defined bouquet with red berry fruit, pressed rose... (VN 91-93 points) For the firs time, with respect to the 2017 Les Pensées de Lafleur, 100% of the Cabernet Franc comes from the massale selection. It has a very well defined bouquet with red berry fruit, pressed rose petal and crushed stone aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, quite a firm backbone with a subtle marine/iodine influence. It is very harmonious in style, becoming more linear and strict towards the saline finish. It is a little standoffish, so don’t be afraid to give this four or five years in the cellar. -- Neal Martin
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2018
(WA 90-92 points) Pensées de Lafleur is not a second wine, as it comes from a single, rather oddly shaped, 0.69-hectare block of clay in the middle of the Lafleur vineyard. Composed of 52% Merlot and 48% Cabernet Franc... (WA 90-92 points) Pensées de Lafleur is not a second wine, as it comes from a single, rather oddly shaped, 0.69-hectare block of clay in the middle of the Lafleur vineyard. Composed of 52% Merlot and 48% Cabernet Franc, the 2017 Pensées de Lafleur is medium to deep garnet-purple in color and comes bounding out of the glass with gorgeous crushed black and red cherries notes, yeast extract, lilacs and rose hips with touches of cinnamon stick and tilled soil. The palate is medium-bodied, elegant, very fine and very fresh with a long, mineral-laced finish. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pomerol
Vintage 2017
Closure Cork