1995 La Fleur Petrus
By Chateau La Fleur Petrus
1995 La Fleur Petrus from Chateau La Fleur Petrus, Pomerol, Bordeaux
In the cornucopia of exceptional vintages birthed from the fertile soils of Pomerol, Bordeaux, the 1995 iteration of La Fleur Petrus from Chateau La Fleur Petrus delineates itself with laudable distinction. An exemplar of meticulous cultivation and sagacious winemaking, it brandishes the depth and elegance one anticipates from a Pomerol of this age.
Maturation into Exquisite Splendour
The vintage conditions of 1995 endowed Bordeaux with an early spring, fostering a beneficial early blossoming. A warm, dry summer followed, allowing grapes to reach optimal ripeness with exquisite balance. The consequence for La Fleur Petrus was a wine invested with robust tannins and a profound structure at its infancy that, through patience, has matured into a splendour graced by time.
The Hallmarks of Fine Investment
La Fleur Petrus is not merely a name; it is a statement within the Pomerol appellation. For fine wine investors looking to diversify their portfolios with time-honoured classics, the 1995 vintage emerges as a compelling proposition. Its present state evokes tertiary aromas optimally woven into the bouquet—a tapestry of truffle, earthy undertones and blackcurrant preserve that belie its initial fruit-forward youth.
On the palate, the 1995 La Fleur Petrus is eloquence embodied: an integration of ripe plummy fruit with an undertow of leather and smoky whispers from its sojourn in oak barrels. Each sip unravels layers that conspire to charm both the connoisseur's taste buds and investment insights alike.In summary, the 1995 La Fleur Petrus from Chateau La Fleur Petrus stands as a bastion among Bordeaux investments. Its climatic providence conspired with vigilant estate stewardship to bestow upon us a vintage that has transcended its storied birth rights to become an embodiment of vinous nobility in maturity—a true triumph for both palate pleasure and portfolio enhancement.
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Scores and tasting notes
Dazzling since birth, the 1995 has not lost a thing since bottling. A saturated dark purple color suggests a wine of considerable depth and concentration. The nose offers up gorgeous aromas of sweet kirsch intermixed with black raspberry, mineral, and smoky notes. Full-bodied, with superb richness and purity, loads of tannin, and a layered, multidimensional personality, this terrific La Fleur-Petrus is the finest wine I have tasted at this property in the twenty years I have been visiting Bordeaux. Readers may remember that I previously reported that a 10-acre old vine sector of Le Gay was sold to La Fleur-Petrus, increasing the latter's vineyard to 33 acres. I believe this 10-acre acquisition has beefed up La Fleur-Petrus, a fact particularly evident in this 1995. It is a splendid effort! Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025.
Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 22 February 1998