Château Lafleur

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend

9.4271 ratings
9.482 pro ratings
Pomerol, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

Soft styled and classic dark cherry fruit. A whiff of tobacco. Sexy and lush on the palate. Gorgeous

Soft styled and classic dark cherry fruit. A whiff of tobacco. Sexy and lush on the palate. Gorgeous

Nov 13th, 2019
Conrad Green

Very poised dark fruit with a hint of lavender and mint. A gorgeous supple mouthfeel and a delicate long finish. Just wow.

Very poised dark fruit with a hint of lavender and mint. A gorgeous supple mouthfeel and a delicate long finish. Just wow.

Nov 13th, 2019
Conrad Green

Soft roses, tobacco, herbal notes and a delicate cherry middle. A touch short on the end but a gorgeous opening

Soft roses, tobacco, herbal notes and a delicate cherry middle. A touch short on the end but a gorgeous opening

Nov 13th, 2019
Conrad Green

Gorgeous soft cherry on the nose. A haunting pretty lush nose. A real gentle spellbinder

Gorgeous soft cherry on the nose. A haunting pretty lush nose. A real gentle spellbinder

Nov 13th, 2019
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9.8

The 2015 Lafleur has a broody but intense bouquet with exquisite definition and top quality Cabernet
Franc showing through. This just has to be Lafleur! The palate is extremely well balanced with gentle grip, almost powdery in texture and demonstrating enormous depth and persistence on the finish. It is nowhere near ready but it will be a wonderful Pomerol. There is a sense of audacity here that is compelling. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, July 2019)

The 2015 Lafleur has a broody but intense bouquet with exquisite definition and top quality Cabernet
Franc showing through. This just has to be Lafleur! The palate is extremely well balanced with gentle grip, almost powdery in texture and demonstrating enormous depth and persistence on the finish. It is nowhere near ready but it will be a wonderful Pomerol. There is a sense of audacity here that is compelling. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, July 2019)

Jul 10th, 2019
Jeff Loo

Hands down the wine of the 2018 vintage. Precision, depth, length, complexity and full of life. I wouldn’t be surprised if this turns out to be a perfect wine one day. Even as a barrel sample, simply wow. No other 2018 could compete. 97-99pts

Hands down the wine of the 2018 vintage. Precision, depth, length, complexity and full of life. I wouldn’t be surprised if this turns out to be a perfect wine one day. Even as a barrel sample, simply wow. No other 2018 could compete. 97-99pts

Apr 10th, 2019
Henrik Poulsen

95+ pts

95+ pts

Dec 19th, 2018
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.2

It’s really good but less than celestial.

It’s really good but less than celestial.

Nov 16th, 2018
Bob McDonald

An oxidative note initially which blew off to reveal Florals with notes of mint and Liquorice. On the palate normal transmission is resumed with black fruits and tobacco “mouth perfume “ A beautiful wine and probably my WOTN.

An oxidative note initially which blew off to reveal Florals with notes of mint and Liquorice. On the palate normal transmission is resumed with black fruits and tobacco “mouth perfume “ A beautiful wine and probably my WOTN.

Sep 12th, 2018
Bob McDonald

Picked in the 2003 heatwave. More complex and perfumed - best nose so far. Aromas of wood char and undergrowth with the black fruit aromas becoming more savoury - the wood char has nothing to do with the oak. With all of these 3 vintages the Cabernet Franc provides freshness. Finishes Dry.

Picked in the 2003 heatwave. More complex and perfumed - best nose so far. Aromas of wood char and undergrowth with the black fruit aromas becoming more savoury - the wood char has nothing to do with the oak. With all of these 3 vintages the Cabernet Franc provides freshness. Finishes Dry.

Sep 12th, 2018