Chateau Lafleur 1999

Chateau Lafleur 1999


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Merlot 90%, Cabernet Franc 10%
rot, trocken
13,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2012–2040
Verpackt in: 6er OHK
seidig & aromatisch
pikant & würzig
Lobenberg: 95–96+/100
Wine Cellar Insider: 94/100
Decanter: 94/100
Parker: 93/100
Galloni: 93/100
Frankreich, Bordeaux, Pomerol
Allergene: Sulfite

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Chateau Lafleur 1999


Lobenberg: Kraftvoll in Mund und Nase, einer der wenigen kraftvollen Stars in diesem feinen Finesse-Jahrgang. Satte Kirschfrucht und hohe Mineralität, a class of its own. 95-96+/100


Wine Cellar Insider über: Chateau Lafleur

-- Wine Cellar Insider: It seems to have been almost 9 years since my last crack at this wine. Time has been good here. Splash decanted and poured, which initially brought about a nice plummy, slightly firm wine with loads of earth, flowers, and truffle with a touch of olives. 1 hour later things picked up. The wine fleshed out and began delivering ripe plums, chocolate, truffle, flowers, mint, and fig. The tannins softened, helping the wine to spread out, soften and leave you with cocoa topped cherries, plums, and a touch of mint on the backend. I was not expecing this bottle to be so good.94/100


Decanter über: Chateau Lafleur

-- Decanter: Violet edges flirt with a savoury tomato leaf aromatic. Unquestionably one of the wines of the vintage, in a year when Pomerol had the upper hand, it is still just edging out of its primary phase, full of white pepper and sage spice. Pure and a little austere on the attack, its well-defined layers of raspberry and redcurrant open and fatten halfway through the palate. A slice of history also, as at this point Lafleur was being made by Jacques Guinaudeau but still owned by Marie Robin. 94/100


Parker über: Chateau Lafleur

-- Parker: This wine is a brilliant success, it is one of the stars of the vintage. Lafleur's 1999 is atypically powerful and concentrated, with an inky, saturated purple color followed by a sensational nose of black cherry jam intermixed with liquid minerals, raspberries, and licorice. It is super concentrated, extraordinarily pure, with moderately high tannin. This dense, powerful, impressively endowed wine should turn out to be a classic for Lafleur. 93/100


Galloni über: Chateau Lafleur

-- Galloni: The 1999 Lafleur flies under the radar between the feted 1998 and 2000 vintages. However, it should not be under-estimated. It has a lucid deep color. The bouquet is not dissimilar to the previous bottle tasted in 2012, blessed with pure blackberry and briary scents, hints of gravel that render it not a million miles away from a Left Bank. The palate is very well balanced and seems silkier than ever. Whilst it does not possess the mineral core of the 1998, it has a disarmingly pure and graceful finish. Whilst not a Lafleur of immense length or grandeur it is approachable and beautifully crafted. Tasted at the “International Wine & Business” Lafleur dinner at Ten Trinity, London. 93/100

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 1999