2020 Chateau La Fleur Petrus
Over the last 15 years La Fleur-Pétrus has become one of the most fascinating and, from a quality standpoint, extraordinary stories in Bordeaux. A wine borne of a great historic terroir, that through nurture and creativity has become something greater than perhaps could have been imagined, and a bright shining light of Pomerol.
Named for its position between Chateau Petrus and Chateau La Fleur, Chateau La Fleur-Pétrus dates to the 18th century and with a long reputation for producing great wines. In 1950 Chateau La Fleur-Pétrus became Jean-Pierre Moueix’ first vineyard purchase. His son Christian has overseen the re-ascension of this estate to the top of Pomerol’s hierarchy, through his incredibly meticulous vineyard care and delicate precision in the cellar, and the addition of two parcels, in 2005 and 2012.
(Wine sampled from tubes) The 2020 LaFleur-Petrus is one of those wines that you cannot stop smelling and tasting. It is that great! Perhaps, it may one of the best wines of the vintage. The color in the glass is deep purple, almost opaque. The aromas leap out of the glass of blackberry, dark chocolate, cigar box with a passing of Asian spices and a hint of crushed rocks and sage. The palate is full bodied, rich, tense with grainy tannins, but remains flawlessly balanced. These flavors carry all the way through to a savory finish. It is an amazing achievement for a wine to deliver so much complexity, texture, and layers of flavor. Une Realisation Incroyable!
By Perry Miroballi