La Fleur Petrus
Drink: 2020 – 2045
Price: $265.77 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
The 2014 La Fleur Petrus is impressive out of barrel and it continues to evince quality now in bottle. It has a lovely, engaging bouquet with vivacious redcurrant and cranberry fruit, superb mineralite and energy, real focus and a sense of drive in situ. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a sense of symmetry and poise from start to finish. It has perhaps turned into a slightly more elegant and feminine wine than I anticipated, less bullish than the Hosanna. But there is real complexity on the finish with black pepper and clove lingering on the aftertaste. This is superb.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 94
The 2014 Lafleur-Pétrus is a wine of translucence and total finesse. Deep and rich, yet also light on its feet, the 2014 Lafleur-Pétrus is one of the most distinctive wines of the vintage for the way in which it brings together intensity and elegance, all with an unmistakably understated personality. Bright aromatic top notes add to the wines open-knit bouquet and overall feeling of sensuality. A considerable amount of Cabernet Franc character comes through, even if Franc is only 7 % of the blend. All the elements are in the right place. In 2014, Lafleur-Pétrus is 93 % Merlot and 7 % Cabernet Franc.
– Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, Score: 96
Much more sweet fruit than others with honeysuckle perfume. Fascinating. Medium to full body, very fine tannins and a super finish of ripe-strawberry character. Yet everythings always in check and class. Give it five or six years of bottle to see its true greatness.
– James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com, Score: 98
This has a fleshy feel and a solid core of dark plum, fig and blackberry compote flavors. A strong charcoal spine adds texture on the finish, while black tea, menthol, bay and warm stone notes cruise through for added range. Has heft and will need some time. Best from 2020 through 2035. 2,917 cases made.
– James Molesworth, Winespectator.com, Score: 94