1970 LaFleur - Pomerol 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

Harmonious, supple and very generous, full-bodied, with ripe tannins; perfect to enjoy now but it should last, it's almost black in color and explodes with cassis and green olive aromas and flavors. -- Chateau Lafleur vertical.

Drink Dates: 2000-2010
Author: Per-Henrik Mansson


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Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

The 1970 Lafleur has always been a muscular, big, full-bodied wine with funky, musty cellar aromas. The opaque garnet color is followed by aromas of sweet, smoky, roasted, animal, and herb aromas, combined with damp earth and Asian spices. With an undeniable coarseness and toughness (because of its astringent tannin), this is a huge, immature wine that I am not sure will ever come into complete harmony. Drink it now and over the next 20 years.

Drink Dates: 1996-2016
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 105

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Average rating: 92, based on 2 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

34 bottles owned by 16 collectors.

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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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Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend


Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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