Chateau Lafleur 2006

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Classification Cru Classe
Type Red
Brand Chateau Lafleur
Vintage 2006
Country France
Region Bordeaux, Pomerol
Volume 0,75
Condition perfect
Label Perfect
Drinkable 2014-2040
Stock 0

Professionele reviews

BOW (8+)

Parker (95)

The 2006 Lafleur, which I had not tasted from bottle prior to this visit, merits 95 points. One of the vintate’s most brilliant wines, this blend of 61% Merlot and 39% Cabernet Franc is neither as dense nor complete as the 2008, but it is structured, closed, and austere (as are many 2006s at present). It reveals a plum/purple color along with a beautifully sweet nose of black and red fruits intermixed with incense as well as a steely/iron-like smell. More open on the palate than the 2008, with more obvious spice and earthy undertones, this powerful Lafleur should be drinkable in 5-7 years, and will last for three decades. The tiny Lafleur vineyard, which was harvested between October 8-14, produced a wine with an atypically high percentage of Cabernet Franc. Proprietor Guinadeau stated that the Cabernet Franc was among the finest he had ever harvested.

Winespectator / James Suckling (93)

This starts off very slow, then opens to violet and lilac, with crushed raspberry and strawberry. Full-bodied, with racy, intense acidity and tannins. Powerful and layered, with wonderful, subtle fruit and a long finish.

Other (18)

Rene Gabriel rates this wine 18/20 points.