2000 Chateau La Fleur Petrus 1.5 L

Year: 2000
Appellation: Pomerol
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 92
Wine Advocate: 93+
James Suckling: 93
Wine Enthusiast: 94--Jeff Leve: 94
Red Wine
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"Very silky young red. Bright aromas of pressed flowers and blueberries. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Subtle red. Solid. Needs time. Best after 2010. 3,600 cases made. –JS" (WS)

"I am not convinced the 2000 La Fleur Petrus is going to eclipse the 1998, which performed even better in a recent tasting. Nevertheless, it is a terrific effort from this estate, sandwiched between the hallowed vineyards of Petrus and Lafleur. A deep plum/ruby color is followed by aromas of mocha, kirsch liqueur, loamy soil, spice box, and licorice. It is an opulent, medium to full-bodied, big, substantial yet elegant, precise Pomerol displaying beautiful purity. It is just beginning to drink well, and should continue to age for another 10+ years. One of the two bottles I tasted was corked." (WA)

"A delicious nose of black olives, brown sugar, and sliced plums. Full bodied but shy, with a dense palate and soft and silky tannins. Flavors of milk chocolate, plums, and light vanilla bean come through. This is so good now, but wait three to four years to really see it shine. Find the wine" (JS)

"This is a wonderful, dense wine, very concentrated, very intensely flavored. At this stage of its development, it is the opulence which is most evident, but there are already hints that it will show pure fruit alongside sweet tannins, and will develop complexity -(6/1/2003) -94" (WE)

"There is a beautiful sense of purity in the fresh, clean, ripe, dark cherry fruits that are made even better with what seems like layers of shaved truffles and dark chocolate. Soft, polished and silky, drink this now, or age it another 5 years for an earthier experience. 94 points - Tasted Jan 20, 2014" (JL)

Winery Notes:
The original La Fleur-Pétrus parcel, on which stands its lovely farm house dating from 1782, is like all the parcels on the Pomerol plateau. It is slightly north-facing and composed of large gravelly soils, with sub soils heavy in iron. The second parcel (LFP 2) is located just on the other side of Château La Fleur and composed of gravelly clay soils. Lastly, Christian' son Edouard Moueix oversaw the purchase of LFP 3, whose fruit was first included in the 2012 vintage. This plot is located between Trotanoy and Le Pin, and is composed of a south-facing, remarkably fine and deep gravel.