Chateau La Fleur Petrus 1989
|Brand||Chateau La Fleur Petrus|
|Label||Slightly Bin stained, slightly damaged|
In the ongoing competition between the 1989 and 1990 vintages, in the case of La Fleur-Petrus, the 1989 comes out a clear winner. The dense plum/garnet color offers up notes of underbrush, dried herbs, caramel, sweet cedar, and jammy black cherries intermixed with some balsam wood. In the mouth the wine is deep, very pure, ripe, with moderate tannins still to be shed. A very impressive, gorgeous La Fleur-Petrus that is the best wine made during a somewhat indifferent period for this property.
Winespectator / James Suckling (92)
A juicy, succulent '89 offering lots of chocolate, black olive and plum character. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Slightly one-dimensional but a joy to taste.--1989 Bordeaux horizontal.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 18/20 points.