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1998 La Fleur Petrus

By Chateau La Fleur Petrus

1998 La Fleur Petrus from Chateau La Fleur Petrus, Pomerol, Bordeaux

The 1998 vintage in Pomerol, Bordeaux stands as a beacon for claret enthusiasts, embodying a masterful expression of Merlot's prowess when pampered by favourable climatic serendipity. The 1998 La Fleur Petrus from Chateau La Fleur Petrus offers an opportunity to unravel the intricate layers of such a year—one with the distinctions that set it apart within the tapestry of Bordeaux's venerated history.


Terroir and Time: The Essence of Vintage Distinction

In the 1998 harvest, Pomerol's typically humid climate was graced with providential dry spells and optimal temperatures, fostering an environment affording the berries an idyllic ripening pace. This harmonious interplay between nature and vine bequeathed upon the 1998 La Fleur Petrus a robust structure delicately swathed in an opulent cloak of dark fruits, truffle, and subtle earthiness. It is these conditions which cultivated the nuanced complexities that investors seek—a noble blend of immediacy and longevity.


An Investment in Liquid History

In the realm of fine wine investment, the allure of provenance couples impeccably with demand for vintages exhibiting extraordinary character. The 1998 La Fleur Petrus extols this principle. Decades since its grapes flourished under Bordeaux's vigilant skies, this wine delivers poise and balance—an assemblage destined to evolve yet further while maintaining its exuberant maturity.

Demonstrating gracious tannins and an enduring finish, this Pomerol shows extraordinary potential for enduring appeal in the market, making it an enlightening addition to any investor’s portfolio. Stylistically profound and storied through weather’s whims, the vintage exudes a romanticism that surely elevates it within collections.

The uniqueness of the 1998 La Fleur Petrus lies not just in its remarkable finesse or its exceptional palate—shaped by one of Bordeaux's lauded appellations—but also in its embodiment of a year where every elemental variable aligned seamlessly—the terroir whispering its traits into what would become a coveted elixir, matured to perfection. The potential for investment appreciation dovetails with the aesthetic pleasure it presents—a dual allure for connoisseurs and investors alike.

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Tasted from magnum, the deep garnet-brick colored 1998 la Fleur-Petrus has alluring hoisin, charcuterie, cigar box, sandalwood and potpourri notes with a core of dried mulberries, kirsch, plum preserves and menthol plus hints of tobacco, figs and leather. Soft and satiny textured in the medium to full-bodied mouth, it has bags of earth and minted cassis flavors accenting the dried berries and earthy layers, finishing with a spicy lift.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 31 May 2018


Served from an ex-chateau magnum served for the opening of the refurbished winery, I am shocked that despite drinking several bottles, I have never published a tasting note! Especially because it is a sensual, almost voluptuous Pomerol, opening beautifully on the nose with plush black and red berries, dark plum, yellow flowers, a touch of black truffle of luxuriously packaged. The palate is full-bodied for La Fleur-Petrus with sensual tannins that belie the structure underneath. This is very harmonious at 15 year of age, very cohesive with a payload of Dorset plum, kirsch, fresh strawberries, truffle and blood orange

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Jul 2013


The finest La Fleur-Petrus I have tasted, this dense ruby/purple-colored wine exhibits aromas and flavors of Chinese black tea, raspberries, kirsch liqueur, and flowers. Elegant, yet crammed with concentrated fruit, it is symmetrical, harmonious and long, with tremendous persistence on the palate. While not a blockbuster/heavyweight, it is a wine of finesse and richness that admirably balances power with elegance. A great success! Anticipated maturity: 2003-2020.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #134 Apr 2001

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