Chateau La Fleur Petrus 2013
€ 192,39 (in. Vat)
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The 2013 La Fleur Petrus is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc and offers a more enticing bouquet than the Latour-à-Pomerol at this early stage, more depth of fruit on the nose thanks to that pure Merlot: small red cherries, crushed strawberry and just a hint of iodine. The palate is sweet on the entry with crushed red berries, sea salt, bay leaf and a pinch of black pepper. This is well balanced and with more rondeur than the comparatively masculine Latour-à-Pomerol, suave on the finish even if it does not bestow the same complexity as other vintages from this Pomerol estate. Give it just another year in bottle and then it should give 12-15 years drinking pleasure, possibly more.
Lively anise-edged raspberry and plum sauce flavors are backed by red licorice and black tea hints on the juicy finish. A light echo of singed apple wood imparts spine, but this is decidedly racy overall.