CHÂTEAU LAFLEUR Grand Vin Pomerol 2000
Pomerol is packed with more bonafide superstar names than an Oscars guest list. But three shine brighter than the rest; Pétrus and Le Pin steal all the headlines, but you’re here to read about the quiet genius of Château Lafleur.
Less than half the size of Pétrus, only around 1,000 cases are made each year making it extremely challenging to come by. An “all-time favourite Bordeaux wine” for Robert Parker, there aren’t enough superlatives to describe the quality, consistency or collectability of this winery. However, what makes it quite different from its illustrious neighbours is its almost equal composition of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, producing deep, dense wines with heavenly structure and wonderful aromatics.
When it comes to the perfect 2000 vintage, the reviews from the world’s leading critics speak for themselves…
100 points, “An utterly awesome wine, the only problem with the 2000 Lafleur is that I indicated its maturity window would be 2012-2040+. Based on two tastings of it, I would now argue 2020-2060+. Yes, it is that backward, but it has extraordinary potential. Dense ruby/purple to the rim, this fabulously concentrated wine has a sweet nose of kirsch liqueur intermixed with liquorice and subtle floral notes as well as a hint of truffle in the background. It is stacked and packed on the attack, with a multi-dimensional mid-palate of unbelievable intensity of concentration and richness, yet at the same time all this power is allied to striking elegance, purity, and depth. This is great Bordeaux, a profound Lafleur, and in about ten years, much of its magic should begin to be unleashed. If you can find it, it is an extraordinary wine, and as expensive as it was a decade ago, it will look cheap compared to prices for more recent vintages.” – Robert Parker
100 points, “The 2000 Lafleur is a monumental Pomerol that I have been fortunate to taste almost a dozen times over the years. Now reaching adulthood, it has a deep colour with very little maturity showing on the rim. The bouquet is quite profound, if still a little broody and backward, adorned with captivating scents of blackberry, raspberry, crushed stone, and struck flint tincture that I have remarked on previously. The palate is medium-bodied with damn near perfect line of acidity, utterly harmonious and frankly this is difficult to fault. Filigree tannin, just a subtle touch of spice, layers of pixelated black fruit with astonishing clarity on the finish – it delivers the complete package. This Lafleur has long been a standout of the 2000 vintage and it continues to cruise at altitude as it enters adulthood.” – Antonio Galloni’s Vinous
SKU No.: 977960
Style No.: 263107
Grapes: Cabernet Franc,Merlot
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.5%