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2002 La Fleur Petrus

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2002 La Fleur Petrus from Château La Fleur Petrus, Pomerol, Bordeaux

A sip of the 2002 La Fleur Petrus from Château La Fleur Petrus transports one to the very heart of Pomerol; a vintage which, despite the agricultural challenges of the year, managed to articulate the estate's mastery over the capricious climates of Bordeaux.


The Tapestry of Terroir: A Resilient Vintage

The 2002 vintage in Pomerol was not without its challenges, with a somewhat cool and damp August tempering expectations. However, the September turnaround, with its sunny days and cool nights, enabled the Merlot, which forms a significant portion of the blend, to achieve full ripeness. The resulting wine is a testament to Pomerol's exceptional terroir, showcasing a remarkable capacity for elegance and structure even in the face of climatic adversity.


A Vintage Defined by Character and Complexity

In my decades of chronicling the comings and goings of Bordeaux vintages, the 2002 stands out for its tenacity. Upon pouring, one is greeted with the deep ruby hue characteristic of fine Pomerol. The bouquet reveals layered aromas of ripe blackberries, earthy truffles, and hints of anise. On the palate, there is a complex interplay between the textural finesse of silk and firm tannins, juxtaposed against a backdrop of luscious plum and subtle oak notes—a medium-bodied effort that resonates with poise and longevity.

This wine has evolved gracefully, holding within its essence a narrative of resilience. It now unfolds in a mélange of tertiary flavours interwoven with vibrant fruit remnants, setting this vintage apart in the grand tapestry of Château La Fleur Petrus.


An Investment Worthy of Its Pedigree

The 2002 La Fleur Petrus presents a singular opportunity for fine wine investors; a remarkable iteration providing insight into both the estate's legacy and the adaptive narrative of Bordeaux winemaking. Indeed, it answers the call for those who seek rarity and intrigue; an admirable addition to any portfolio poised between cultivated heritage and promise for future appreciation.

Embodied within each bottle of the 2002 La Fleur Petrus from Château La Fleur Petrus is a story of triumph over adversity—a narrative that mirrors the journey undertaken by many an astute investor. Bound in complexity yet underscored by a resolute spirit, this vintage not only resides as proof of Bordeaux's enduring skill but also as a striking testament to the prudent sagacity of wine investment.

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Deep ruby with an attractive, moderately intense bouquet of sweet cherries, flowers, plums, some earth, and new oak, this wine is medium-bodied, nicely balanced, with ripe tannin, not a great deal of depth, but a good solid mid-palate and attractive finish. It should drink well for 10-12 years.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 28 April 2005

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