2006 Lafleur - Les Pensees de Lafleur 750ml

France - Bordeaux - Pomerol/ Red / Bordeaux Blend
2006 Lafleur - Les Pensees de Lafleur

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(a 59/41 blend of merlot and cabernet franc; the property's second wine, made from a hectare of young vines as well as "the more humid" soils, was introduced with the 1987 vintage) Bright red-ruby. Sexy aromas of inky cherry, minerals, violet and meat. Not especially dense but supple, meaty and sweet, with notes of blackberry and licorice.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 132

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About This Producer


Located in the Pomerol appellation, Chateau Lafleur is among the few properties whose quality often rivals or exceeds that of the famed Chateau Petrus. The small Lafleur estate is owned and operated by Sylvie and Jacques Guinadeau and only produces about 1,000 cases per year. The property was previously known as Le Manoir de Gay in the 1700s and was subsequently divided into Domaine de Lafleur and Chateau Le Gay by the Greloud family. It was Henri Groloud's son-in-law, Andre Robin, who contributed his personal motto, "Qualite passe quantite" (quality surpasses quantity), to the winemaking practices at Lafleur. The estate has benefited from additional help from winemaking consultant Jean-Pierre Moueix since the 1980s. Chateau Lafleur produces about 250 cases of a second label called Les Pensees de Lafleur consisting of grapes that do not meet the standards of the chateau's grand vin.

Lafleur's 4.5 hectares of vineyards consist of approximately 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc situated on a plateau rich in gravel and clay as well as potassium and iron deposits. The wine offers a strong perfume from the Cabernet Franc portion of the blend and reveals flavors of concentrated black fruits, spice and minerals. It is a structured wine, displaying refined acidity, ripe berries, and focused tannins. Chateau Lafleur can age for up to 50 years in select vintages.

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