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2018 Lafleur

By Chateau Lafleur

2018 Lafleur from Chateau Lafleur, Pomerol, Bordeaux

The 2018 Lafleur from Chateau Lafleur is a tapestry of viticultural precision, embodying the Pomerol appellation's prowess. Renowned for its elegantly crafted Bordeaux blends, Chateau Lafleur has triumphed in articulating the distinct terroir of this venerated vintage, an execution that hints at the wine's propitious ageing capacity.

 

An Oenological Odyssey: The 2018 Vintage's Unique Narrative

The growing season leading to the harvest of 2018 Lafleur was marked by meteorological contrasts. A wet winter and spring paved the way for a memorably warm summer. This oscillation between extremes established a narrative that ultimately defined both the challenge and earnt triumph of this exemplary vintage.

This wine possesses an alluring dichotomy; it ushers in power juxtaposed with grace — a mélange of concentrated black and red fruit nuances interwoven with earthy undertones and touches of violet and mint. On the palate, this year's harmony finds expression through polished tannins and a superb balance that suggests a sound investment with outstanding maturation potential.

 

Investment Merits of 2018 Lafleur

A sommelier treasure, the 2018 vintage from Chateau Lafleur encapsulates the art of fine winemaking in an increasingly auspicious investment climate for collectible wines. Savvy investors will recognise Pomerol's 2018 offerings as ones to watch. With its layered complexity and hints of mineral-infused depth, this wine embodies an investment in poise that will unfurl over time.

For connoisseurs seeking to enrich their portfolio, the opportunity presented by 2018 Lafleur is substantial; not merely for its present allure on the palate but for its future repute in the landscape of fine wine investments.

In encapsulation, entrusting one’s capital in the classic 2018 Lafleur from Chateau Lafleur aligns with a vision for elegance and poise that are hallmarks of exceptional Bordeaux vintages — qualities that resonate deeply with Pomerol at its most profound.

Current market price

HK$100,370.00

12x75cl

Highest score

100

POP score

525

Scores and tasting notes

100

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.

James Suckling - jamessuckling.com - April 2019

97-100

The 2018 Lafleur is a stratospherically beautiful, deeply moving wine. A Pomerol of stunning aromatic intensity and depth, Lafleur simply has everything. All the elements come together in a wine that is both rich and yet also remarkably light on its feet. An exotic mélange of blood orange, sage, mint, sweet rose petal and inky red/purplish fruit add explosive energy, leading to a finish of substantial depth and resonance. Stated simply, Lafleur is one of the wines of the vintage. Don't miss it!

Antonio Galloni - Vinous - April 2019

98

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!!

Jane Anson - Decanter - April 2019

97-100

The 2018 Lafleur is a blend of 54% Cabernet Franc harvested on October 1 and 4, with 46% Merlot harvested September 12 and 15. Deep garnet-purple colored, it rocks up charged with energetic iron ore, crushed rocks and scorched earth notes over a core of blueberry compote, Morello cherries, black raspberries and stewed plums plus suggestions of violets, menthol and cardamom. Full-bodied, powerful, opulent and incredibly seductive, the palate is mind blowing with its through-the-roof velvety tannins and bright freshness supporting layer upon drop-dead gorgeous layer of fragrant black fruits, mineral notions and earth, finishing epically long and perfumed.

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

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