Chateau Lafleur 2019

Chateau Lafleur 2019




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Cabernet Franc 54%, Merlot 46%
rot, trocken
15,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2033–2079
Verpackt in: 1er OHK
Lobenberg: 100/100
Parker: 100/100
Suckling: 100/100
Galloni: 100/100
Jeb Dunnuck: 100/100
Frankreich, Bordeaux, Pomerol
Allergene: Sulfite

Parker über: Chateau Lafleur

-- Parker: The 2019 Lafleur is an utterly profound young wine that unwinds in the glass with aromas of rose petals, raspberries and sweet spices mingled with notions of blood orange, violets and fresh tobacco that are hauntingly reminiscent of this estate's great 1982. Full-bodied, deep and seamless, it's layered and multidimensional, with a concentrated core of vibrant fruit, lively acids and ripe, powdery tannins, concluding with a long, searingly intense finish. This magical Lafleur is unquestionably one of the wines of the vintage. 100/100


Suckling über: Chateau Lafleur

-- Suckling: This is crazy on the nose with crushed stones and violets really rising above the glass, together with iodine, seaweed and ink. Spellbinding. Full-bodied, yet so tight and reserved, with a fine cashmere-like texture and endless length and energy. You can sense the stones and the earth here, but then it reaches to the skies. It’s open, but you feel the depth of the soil. A reference point for the vintage. Try after 2028. 100/100


Galloni über: Chateau Lafleur

-- Galloni: The 2019 Lafleur has a bouquet that takes its time to unfurl in the glass, then renders you speechless. Mind-bogglingly intense black fruit, crushed stone and a hint of licorice display astonishing delineation, and blue fruit emerges with time. The palate is medium-bodied with finely chiseled tannins. As is customary, this feels very strict and, on reflection, represents the most quintessential Lafleur I have tasted in my many years of visiting the estate. Tensile from start to finish, it fans out audaciously and seems to never end. Baptiste Guinaudeau compared it with the 2005 and described it as a '[four-letter-expletive] you' Lafleur. When you taste this, you see what he means. An awe-inspiring Pomerol that will give decades of drinking pleasure for those prepared to wait. 100/100


Jeb Dunnuck über: Chateau Lafleur

-- Jeb Dunnuck: If tasting the 2019 Château Lafleur doesn't just blow you away, I'm not sure what will. A perfect wine, if such a thing exists, it offers such a complex, singular profile in its black raspberries, kirsch liqueur, licorice, exotic flowers, white truffles, and sandalwood. On the palate, it has serious structure, yet the tannins build with time in the glass, and the mid-palate density and balance are so flawlessly integrated, you have to actually hunt for the structure. Pure, sensationally rich, and at the same time elegant, with awesome depth of fruit, this is what wine dreams are made of. It might be the finest young wine to ever pass my lips. It needs a solid decade of bottle age, 15 years would be even better (it will still blow your mind any time over the coming decade), and it will evolve gracefully over the following 30-40 years. 100/100

Mein Winzer

Chateau Lafleur

Das legendäre Chateau Lafleur besitzt nur 4,5 Hektar Rebflächen, diese allerdings auf tiefem Kiesgrund, der mit Eisen und Sand durchzogen ist. Der Rebbestand ist sehr alt, weil Lafleur beim Frost von 1956 verschont blieb und nicht komplett neu bepflanzt werden musste.

Chateau Lafleur 2019