2006 Chateau La Fleur-Petrus

Year: 2006
Appellation: Pomerol
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 92
Wine Advocate: 93
Vinous Media: 89-92
Wine Enthusiast: 93--Jeff Leve: 91
Red Wine
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"Enticing, with mint, bergamot tea, lightly mulled blood orange, melted red licorice and warmed raspberry confiture, this has the DNA of the vineyard but takes on the more open, slightly cooler feel of the vintage. The finish reveals a subtle grain, showing length and lingering minerality.—Non-blind La Fleur-Pétrus vertical (December 2015). Drink now through 2022. 3,500 cases made.–JM " (WS)

"Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Château La Fleur-Petrus has a fragrant, crushed rose petal bouquet mixed with raspberry coulis and wild strawberry scents, the oak beautifully assimilated and demonstrating fine precision. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, well-judged acidity, bright blueberry and black plum notes mixed with cedar and minerals towards the finish. This is turning into a très bon vin! Tasted January 2016." (WA)

"Red-ruby. Reticent aromas of dark berries, spices, licorice and menthol. Then almost shockingly supple, ripe and layered, with unexpected fullness and a sweet, gentle character. This is harmonious from the outset. Not at all a powerful style, but silky and suave. And nicely sweet on the back end, with the tannins arriving late." (VM)

"Rich, sweet chocolate flavors balance with equally sweet blackberries in this opulent wine. This ripeness goes right through to the heart of the concentrated texture, even the tannins sharing in the generosity. This is a delicious wine, but wait for five years and it will be even better." (WE)

"With its cocoa powder coated cherry, earth, herb, black raspberry and truffle scented nose, the wine is a pleasure to swirl and sniff. Medium bodied, soft and silky, the wine finishes with clean, fresh cherries. I wish the wine had a little more depth and concentration. Still, I'd give it at least a few more years to develop. 91 points - Tasted Feb 17, 2013" (JL)

Winery Notes:
Named for its position between Chateau Petrus and Chateau La Fleur, Chateau La Fleur-Pétrus is an historic estate dating to the 18th century and with a long reputation for producing great wines. In 1950 Chateau La Fleur-Pétrus became Jean-Pierre Moueix' first vineyard purchase. His son Christian has overseen the re-ascension of this estate to the top of Pomerol's hierarchy, first in his incredibly meticulous vineyard care, and then through the addition of an important parcel in the 1990s. Today the estate is composed 90% of Merlot with an average vine age of 30 years and 10% of Cabernet Franc with an average vine age of 50 years.