Château Lafleur

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend

9.4296 ratings
9.485 pro ratings
Pomerol, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Aaron Tan

Safe to say we were committing infanticide in drinking this. Dark purple right to the rim and still unyielding in it's massive structure, the wine hardly even developed over the course of our 5-hour lunch. The nose opens with sweet almost-candied blackcurrants, tobacco leaves, and plenty of fresh herbs. It comes off as almost green, courtesy of the Cabernet Franc, which is really positive in this wine's case as it helps balance out the brooding fruit. The palate is dense and mouth-filling, with plush carpet-like tannins, and vibrant acidity. Finishes long, peppery, and a little gravelly. It's quite mind-boggling how much was packed into this wine without compromising on alcohol levels. While it's no blockbuster Lafleur, there's a sense of purity and old-school Bordeaux elegance that I really appreciate here.

Safe to say we were committing infanticide in drinking this. Dark purple right to the rim and still unyielding in it's massive structure, the wine hardly even developed over the course of our 5-hour lunch. The nose opens with sweet almost-candied blackcurrants, tobacco leaves, and plenty of fresh herbs. It comes off as almost green, courtesy of the Cabernet Franc, which is really positive in this wine's case as it helps balance out the brooding fruit. The palate is dense and mouth-filling, with plush carpet-like tannins, and vibrant acidity. Finishes long, peppery, and a little gravelly. It's quite mind-boggling how much was packed into this wine without compromising on alcohol levels. While it's no blockbuster Lafleur, there's a sense of purity and old-school Bordeaux elegance that I really appreciate here.

Jul 13th, 2020
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9.8

The 2010 Lafleur is showing a lot of Cabernet Franc on the nose. It is supremely well defined with incredibly clarity and terroir expression. You could almost mistake it for a Left Bank. Figeac? The palate is precise and detailed, touches of burnt toast and white pepper sprinkled over the persistent and structured finish that does not miss a step. Brilliant. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal. (Neal Martin, Vinous, April 2020)

The 2010 Lafleur is showing a lot of Cabernet Franc on the nose. It is supremely well defined with incredibly clarity and terroir expression. You could almost mistake it for a Left Bank. Figeac? The palate is precise and detailed, touches of burnt toast and white pepper sprinkled over the persistent and structured finish that does not miss a step. Brilliant. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal. (Neal Martin, Vinous, April 2020)

Apr 22nd, 2020
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.6

A wine that wholly deserves the head exploding emoji 🤯

A wine that wholly deserves the head exploding emoji 🤯

Mar 8th, 2020
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