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2018 La Fleur Petrus

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2018 La Fleur Petrus from Chateau La Fleur Petrus, Pomerol, Bordeaux

The 2018 vintage emerges from the storied terroir of Pomerol as a superlative expression of the Merlot grape. The 2018 La Fleur Petrus from Chateau La Fleur Petrus encapsulates the splendour of a season marked by trials, triumphs, and ultimately, the creation of a wine that speaks eloquently of its provenance.


A Testament to Resilience and Mastery

Pomerol, with its unique amalgamation of gravel and clay soils, faced a challenging start to the year with a wet winter and spring. Yet, as the seasons turned, an idyllic summer ensued, endowing the grapes with vigorous ripeness so characteristic of this climatically blessed year. The 2018 vintage reflects the meticulous work of vignerons who have deftly harnessed both their deep understanding of this singular terroir and excelled during an unpredictable growing season. The resulting wine undeniably benefits from their skill.


Investing in Liquid Artistry

Investing in fine wines such as the 2018 La Fleur Petrus is not simply a matter of finance but an appreciation for vinous creation akin to collecting fine art. The hedonistic pleasure found in each sip is matched by the promising trajectory this vintage beholds within the ever-evolving fine wine marketplace.

A tasting reveals a splendidly structured wine, possessing supple tannins and an exultant fruit profile that interplays dark plum and black cherry nuances with subtler hints of espresso and truffles. The finesse that time imparts promises further unfolding layers — a true testament to Chateau La Fleur Petrus's craft.

In summation, collectors discerning enough to capture a cache of 2018 La Fleur Petrus are securing more than just bottles; they are embracing an opportunity to possess a piece of viticultural excellence certain to delight both palate and portfolio.

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This is a tannic and structured red with loads of walnut, hazelnut, dark-berry and wet-earth character. Full-bodied yet tight and reserved. Muscular and beautifully formed.

James Suckling - - April 2019


A brick house, featuring steeped currant and plum fruit, scored by tobacco, bay leaf and charcoal notes. A great tug of earth lurks underneath, but there's plenty of fruit to handle it. This is a big one.—J.M.

James Molesworth - Wine Spectator - April 2019


A blend of 91% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the 2018 la Fleur-Petrus has a medium garnet-purple color and a slightly closed-down nose to begin, soon unfurling to reveal earthy notions of black truffles, mossy tree bark and damp soil, over a core of plum preserves, wild blueberries and redcurrants, plus a fragrant waft of menthol lilacs. The medium to full-bodied palate has the most gorgeous, velvety texture with well-knit freshness giving lift to the densely packed black fruit and earthy layers, finishing with a beguiling perfume. Stunning. Give it a good 3-4 years in bottle and drink it over the next 30 years or more.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 31 March 2021


This is extremely good quality - intense, concentrated, inky but not a wine to rush. It takes its time in the glass, with the floral aromatics only beginning to curl out after five minutes before revealing an obvious supple and rich texture alongside fruit that packs a punch, so densely knitted together it feels as though you're walking across a bed of blackcurrants. The wine shows the ambitions of this property but things are not as effortless as in the brilliant 2016 from La Fleur Petrus - my guess is that the gravel soils suffered just a touch more than usual in the heat of the summer. 3.9pH.

Jane Anson - Decanter - April 2019


The 2018 Lafleur-Petrus is a stunning wine. Creamy, ample and generous, the 2018 has it all. Silky tannins and bright floral notes give the 2018 an air of sophistication to play off the rich, textured fruit. As good as the 2018 is on first impression, it is also magically persistent, with an eternal finish and fabulous balance.

Antonio Galloni - Vinous - April 2019


Composed of 91% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 la Fleur-Petrus has a medium garnet-purple color and opens softly and quietly with perfumed nuances of violets, potpourri, underbrush and garrigue with a core of warm plums, blueberry compote and raspberry pie plus touches of smoked meats and crushed rocks. Medium-bodied, the palate is charged with wonderfully energetic red and black fruits, framed by fine-grained tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing beautifully fragrant.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 23rd April 2019

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