Chateau La Fleur Petrus   La Fleur Petrus

2001 La Fleur Petrus

By Chateau La Fleur Petrus

2001 La Fleur Petrus from Chateau La Fleur Petrus, Pomerol, Bordeaux

Amidst the venerable wine landscape of Bordeaux, Pomerol stands as a beacon of viticultural finesse, with Chateau La Fleur Petrus carving its own niche in this hallowed terrain. The 2001 vintage personifies a splendid year for Bordeaux - notable for its equilibrium and the plush ripeness of fruit achieved despite the climatic challenges that defined the growing season.

 

A Vintage Reflecting Tenacity and Grace

The 2001 La Fleur Petrus from Chateau La Fleur Petrus articulates the resilience and adeptness of its winemakers. Nestled in the heart of Pomerol, this estate's terroir is lauded for producing merlot grapes of exceptional quality. The vintage mirrors the integrity of Pomerol's weathered soils: patient and prudent cultivation has yielded a wine that exudes both power and refinement.

 

Layered Complexity: An Oenophile's Delight

The 2001 harvest at Chateau La Fleur Petrus bore fruit to a wine that has unfurled magnificently over time. Upon sampling, one is greeted by a bouquet blooming with succulent dark cherries and subtle hints of truffle intermingling with earthy undertones - a direct testament to its merlot-dominant blend. The palate reinforces this expressive start with silky tannins laced through a structured yet elegant body. Notes of mature plum and gentle spice give a nod to its age, while maintaining an invigorating freshness.

Such elegant wines beckon the astute investor to view them not merely as bottles but as liquid assets; indeed, investing in a vintage like the 2001 La Fleur Petrus from Chateau La Fleur Petrus could be tantamount to acquiring a piece of history - both viticultural and financial.

 

Investment Perspective and Pleasure in Harmony

In summary, the 2001 La Fleur Petrus from Chateau La Fleur Petrus encapsulates an exceptional narrative of stellar winemaking triumphing over capricious weather. Presented now with remarkable grace, it remains tethered to its Pomerol pedigree - a poised demonstration of endurance and evolution perfect for discerning collectors or investors seeking to diversify with finesse.

Current market price

$3,070.00

12x75cl

Highest score

93

POP score

141.54

Scores and tasting notes

93

Tasted at Ets J-P Moueix. A very deep garnet core. The bouquet does not quite have the clarity of the Latour-a-Pomerol 2001: notes of blackberry, dusty antique shop, gravel and field mushroom. The palate is medium-bodied with a fleshier entry than Latour-a-Pomerol, lovely grainy texture with pure red-berried fruit, touches of chestnut, mushroom and a little thyme. Nice focus and tension, the finish is better than the nose suggests. Good weight and tannic presence on the finish, with a bitter note of dried orange peel that dries out the mouth and curses you for not taking another sip sooner. Very fine. Drink 2012-2025. Tasted May 2009.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Nov 2010

90

This saturated deep purple-colored 2001 exhibits terrific fruit on the attack (currants, sweet cherries, dried herbs, and grilled nuts), medium body, fine density, velvety tannin, and a plump, concentrated personality. The tannin is well-integrated in this precocious, forward 2001. Drink it over the next 10-12 years.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 29 June 2004

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