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2000 La Fleur Petrus

By Chateau La Fleur Petrus

2000 La Fleur Petrus from Chateau La Fleur Petrus, Pomerol, Bordeaux

The turn of the millennium heralded not just a new era but also an exemplary vintage for the fabled terrains of Pomerol. It is my distinct pleasure to recount the splendour of the 2000 La Fleur Petrus from Chateau La Fleur Petrus—a vintage which captures the essence of its epoch with a classic poise that aficionados and investors alike have come to revere.


A Vintage Distinguished by Time and Terroir

The year 2000 was met with climatic benevolence, yielding conditions that the Bordelaise dream wistfully about during more vengeful years. For Chateau La Fleur Petrus, situated on the revered plateau of Pomerol, these weather patterns gave rise to a vintage that encapsulates both power and elegance—a compelling juxtaposition resulting in a wine of profound complexity.


Investment-grade Allure: The 2000 La Fleur Petrus

Structured yet seductive, the 2000 La Fleur Petrus presents an olfactory tapestry of dark plums and cassis interwoven with a delicate kiss of truffles—a signature nod to the merlot dominance within this esteems plot. On the palate, it carries an opulence balanced deftly with fine tannins and a silken finish, a testament to the meticulous vinification processes at Chateau La Fleur Petrus. This vintage unfolds gracefully in the glass, showcasing an aromatic potpourri that anchors it firmly amongst sought-after investment wines.

The evolution in bottle has been nothing short of magnificent. At two decades old, the wine stands at a wonderful intersection of maturity and vitality—still offering generous fruit with evolving tertiary notes that continue to surprise and delight even the most discerning palates.

In conclusion, my evaluation situates the 2000 La Fleur Petrus as an undeniable triumph. A vintage distinctive for its early approachability and now for its graceful ageing potential; this is undoubtedly a venerable addition for collectors seeking to embellish their portfolio with a wine possessing both historic resonance and enduring charisma.

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A delicious nose of black olives, brown sugar, and sliced plums. Full bodied but shy, with a dense palate and soft and silky tannins. Flavors of milk chocolate, plums, and light vanilla bean come through. This is so good now, but wait three to four years to really see it shine.

James Suckling -, March 8th 2011


I am not convinced the 2000 La Fleur Petrus is going to eclipse the 1998, which performed even better in a recent tasting. Nevertheless, it is a terrific effort from this estate, sandwiched between the hallowed vineyards of Petrus and Lafleur. A deep plum/ruby color is followed by aromas of mocha, kirsch liqueur, loamy soil, spice box, and licorice. It is an opulent, medium to full-bodied, big, substantial yet elegant, precise Pomerol displaying beautiful purity. It is just beginning to drink well, and should continue to age for another 10+ years. One of the two bottles I tasted was corked.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 28 June 2010


Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index's 2000 tasting in London. Very well defined on the nose, superb mineralite and clarity with touches of limestone and undergrowth inflecting the black fruit accompanied by scents of cedar, sous-bois, a touch of thyme and then sandalwood. Smooth on the entry, nice weight with rounded tannins, blackberry, graphite, cedar and a touch of mint, dense and sinewy towards the finish. This is a lovely La Fleur-Petrus that should last 20-25 years. Drink 2012-2030+ Tasted March 2010.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Sep 2010

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