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2019 La Fleur Petrus

By Chateau La Fleur Petrus

The 2019 La Fleur-Pétrus from Château La Fleur-Pétrus, Pomerol, Bordeaux

Amidst the pantheon of Bordeaux's venerable estates, Château La Fleur-Pétrus is a beacon of poise and precision. The 2019 La Fleur-Pétrus is a testimonial to the estate's diligent artistry in a vintage that brought challenges and triumphs to Pomerol’s doorstep. I have savoured this wine with judicious anticipation, contemplating the apotheosis of such a distinguished terroir.

 

Encapsulating Elegance: A Vintage Defined

Pomerol's relatively diminutive scale belies its colossal stature within the wine world, and the 2019 offerings from Château La Fleur-Pétrus encapsulate elegance with an unwavering grip on tradition. Within the élan of the vintage lies a merlot-driven tapestry that entwines ripe fruits with an underlay of mineral refinedness—a reoccurring prowess in the orchestration of Pomerol's varied complexities.

 

Favoured by Fortune: The Conditions of 2019

The 2019 season saw an interplay of contrasts; an unseasonably warm February was succeeded by frosts in spring, only for the vines to be rescued by a blissful summer and providential June flowering. The resultant berries bore witness to nature's resilient proclivities, as winemakers at Château La Fleur-Pétrus lovingly coaxed forth wines imbued with robust tannins, vibrant fruit concentration, and a hallmark supple opulence.

The wine itself is a reverie; on the palate, it unfolds like a rhapsody with punctuated notes of dark cherries and plums—pristine and powerful. Layers unfurl further revealing subtle hints of tobacco leaf and truffles embedded within the wine’s sinew. In its youth, it already displays a finesse that suggests immense potential for amelioration through careful cellaring.

 

Precious Potential: Wine Investment Par Excellence

In channelling my expertise accumulated over many vintages, I assert that those with discerning finesse for fine wine investment should look towards this alluring vintage as it presents not merely an exalted indulgence but an astute portfolio asset. The 2019 La Fleur-Pétrus emerges as a potential beacon for collectors seeking bottles with promise for growth in both stature and value within the hallowed Pomerol precinct.

In summation, the 2019 La Fleur-Pétrus from Château La Fleur-Pétrus merits attention. It stands out as one of Pomerol's definitive renditions—a confluence of favourable climate subtleties and skilled vinification that has resulted in a wine poised to transcend the usual expectations of Bordeaux enthusiasts worldwide.

Current market price

$2,900.00

12x75cl

Highest score

95

POP score

116

Scores and tasting notes

94-96

Very deep purple-black in color, the 2019 la Fleur-Petrus soars out of the glass with vibrant notes of freshly crushed black cherries, warm plums and kirsch with underlying suggestions of wild sage, damp soil, charcoal and unsmoked cigars plus just a hint of Sichuan pepper. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a firm frame of ripe, grainy tannins and bags of freshness supporting the muscular black fruits, finishing long and savory.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 18 June 2020

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