Chateau Lafleur 2018


Chateau Lafleur 2018


Cabernet Franc, Merlot
rot, trocken
Trinkreife: 2032–2078
Verpackt in: 1er OHK
Galloni: 100/100
Suckling: 100/100
Rene Gabriel: 20/20
Jeb Dunnuck: 100/100
Falstaff: 100/100
Parker: 98+/100
Decanter: 98/100
Frankreich, Bordeaux, Pomerol
Allergene: Sulfite

Galloni über: Chateau Lafleur

-- Galloni: The 2018 Lafleur is mesmerizing. What a wine! The aromatics alone are spellbinding. There is no need to actually taste the 2018 to know how profound it is. Silky and caressing, with phenomenal persistence, the 2018 is a total knock-out. Spice, cedar, blood orange, sage, mint, rose petal and kirsch all race out of the glass, saturating the palate with a dazzling concoction of aromas, textures and flavors. Readers lucky enough to find it should not hesitate. 100/100


Suckling über: Chateau Lafleur

-- Suckling: The sweetness of fruit in the center palate is incredible with a ripe-plum and currant undertone. Very aromatic already. Full-bodied, tight and compressed with a tannin quality that folds beautifully into the wine. Incredible finish. Such, such power with finesse. Tight but glorious at this stage. 100/100


Jeb Dunnuck über: Chateau Lafleur

-- Jeb Dunnuck: The Grand Vin 2018 Château Lafleur from this magical terroir checks in as 54% Cabernet Franc and 46% Merlot that comes only from the more gravelly soils of the vineyard and spent 15 months in 25% new French oak. It's as good as any wine can get and has a layered, multi-dimensional style that marries power with elegance as only this estate can do. Offering notes of black raspberries, tobacco, truffly earth, spring flowers, and chocolate, it's full-bodied and concentrated on the palate, but nevertheless is as weightless as they come, offering this 'je ne sais quoi' character that's hard to describe. It's more backward and reserved than the Pensées and is going to take a decade of bottle age to hit maturity, but it's a desert Island wine if there ever was one. 100/100


Falstaff über: Chateau Lafleur

-- Falstaff: Tiefdunkles Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, zarte Randaufhellung. Mineralisch unterlegte Nuancen von Herzkirschen, dezente Kräuterwürze, zarte florale Noten, etwas Nougat und Edelholz, facettenreiches Bukett. Straff, engmaschig, dunkelbeerig und extraktsüß, perfekt ausgereifte, schwebende Tannine, finessenreiche Struktur, kernig im Abgang, salziger Touch im Nachhall, ungemein vielschichtig und sehr lange anhaftend. 100/100


Parker über: Chateau Lafleur

-- Parker: The 2018 Lafleur is a blend of 54% Cabernet Franc and 46% Merlot. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the nose absolutely shuts down upon first pour. After a lot of air, it slowly unfurls to reveal alluring scents of fresh black cherries, ripe blackberries and redcurrant jelly, leading to suggestions of sandalwood, pencil shavings, lilacs and forest floor, with emerging, heady wafts of camphor, iron ore and Indian spices. The rich, full-bodied palate is equally slow to read, offering whispers and murmurs of earth and exotic spice-laced black fruits with glimpses at a fleeting floral undercurrent, framed by firm, finely grained tannins and beautifully knit freshness, finishing with an edifying perfume. This is liquid poetry, but I would touch it for 7-8 years, at least. Should you be around in 40 years' time, expect it to blow your mind. 98+/100


Decanter über: Chateau Lafleur

-- Decanter: Another exceptional vintage at Lafleur, with great concentration and intensity, holding back just enough to keep you guessing. The wine is concentrated but creamy and definitely reminiscent of 2016 but with a touch more velvet to the tannins and unlikely to close down as tightly or for as long. Deep dark chocolate and liquorice notes gently layer up next to succulent black fruits and softer floral notes with the more architectural texture of slate doing its bit to add poise and precision. Normal yields were recorded as there was no mildew but being Lafleur they don't talk in hl/ha but express that as around 3/4 of a bottle per vine!! 98/100


Heiner Lobenberg über:
Chateau Lafleur 2018


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 2018