2005 Chateau Lafleur Pensees de Lafleur

Year: 2005
Appellation: Pomerol
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 94
Vinous Media: 88-91
Jeff Leve: 90
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"Has lovely blackberry, milk chocolate and blueberry. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a long, caressing finish. Balanced and refined, with beautiful tannins. Wonderful length and finesse. Best after 2011. –JS " (WS)

"Good red-ruby. Wild, very ripe aromas of black raspberry, chocolate, tobacco and dried herbs. Rich, sweet and exotic, with unusual depth to its inky black cherry flavor. This boasts terrific texture and length for a second wine. Finishes chewy, broad and dry, with a lingering flavor of blueberry liqueur. The cabernet franc element brings freshness and color stability, notes Guinaudeau." (VM)

"Showing some age in the color, earth, confiture, smoke, cherry and thyme create the perfume. This medium bodied, round, soft wine is drinking at the right place today. The wine was produced from a blend of 53% Merlot and 47% Cabernet Franc." (JL)

Winery Notes:
Les Pensees de Lafleur is the second wine of the highly rated Chateau Lafleur; a Bordeaux winery based in the Pomerol appellation, on the Right Bank of Bordeaux, France. Located in the Gironde department, it is an unclassified wine (like all wines from this region) yet is a highly rated luxury wine, amongst the world’s elite. Year after year, Chateau Lafleur produces top wines always commanding high prices at auctions and sales.

Les Pensees de Lafleur which is the secondary wine of Chateau Lafleur has been in production since the year 1984 and is commonly regarded as an ‘insider’s secret’ throughout the wine industry. The wine estate of Chateau Lafleur spans a mere 4 hectares and produces around 750 cases a year of Les Pensees de Lafleur. In total, the Chateau has an output of just under 2,000 cases per annum.