A gorgeously dense ruby/purple-colored wine, the 2005 La Fleur de BoA?A¬ard is a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged nearly 20 months in new oak. A big wine (14% alcohol), it is rich, concentrated, full-bodied and performs far above its official pedigree. It can be drunk over the next 10+ years.
Author: Robert Parker
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16
Leafy fresh dark fruit. Classic claret nose. Touch of cedar. Fine-grained, hovering between light and elegant, dry tense finish. (JH)
Author: Julia Harding MW
Wine Spectator | Rating: 90
Round, soft and very velvety, with gorgeous fruit and tannins. Full-bodied, chewy and seductive. This is big and juicy.
Author: James Suckling
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90
Ruby-red. Sexy, expressive aromas of black cherry and sweet oak. Big, broad, chewy and rich, with solid acidity giving life and shape to the black raspberry and licorice flavors. The tannins are sweet, but the wine finishes with solid structure. Very impressive Lalande de Pomerol wine.