2005 La Fleur Petrus
By Chateau La Fleur Petrus
2005 La Fleur Petrus from Chateau La Fleur Petrus, Pomerol, Bordeaux
The 2005 vintage in Pomerol was blessed with astral alignment, and no star shone brighter than the 2005 La Fleur Petrus from Chateau La Fleur Petrus. This particular year expressed itself through a confluence of optimal growing conditions which resulted in a balanced yet robust representation of this exquisite terroir.
An Epochal Year Undeniable for Investment
Nestled in the heartland of Pomerol, Chateau La Fleur Petrus crafted a 2005 vintage that is a paragon of structure and intricacy. With vines rooted deeply in gravel and clay, the wine encapsulates the quintessence of its merlot-centric blend, bolstered by the climatic generosity of the year. These factors shape it into a compelling option for fine wine investors seeking assets bearing both quality and age-worthiness.
Harmonious Complexity: A Tasting Odyssey
The summer of 2005, radiant yet tempered, has ingrained within the wine an elegant complexity. On the palate, one uncovers affluent layers of ripe blackberry and plum, married harmoniously with subtle hints of truffle and an earthy minerality - a reflection of Pomerol's iron-rich soil. Seamless silky tannins whisper promises of longevity, suggesting that while already in a stage of graceful maturity, the 2005 La Fleur Petrus has further secrets to unveil with time.
Defining characteristics that set apart this exceptional vintage include not just its luscious depth but also its poised acidity and sterling balance. These attribute to exquisite tension on the palate; a symphony of sensations that resonate long after the last sip.
In summation, the 2005 La Fleur Petrus from Chateau La Fleur Petrus manifests as an undeniable testament to what makes Pomerol's offerings irreplaceable in the landscape of investment wines. Its provenance from an illustrious estate paired with an extraordinary vintage year offers both immediate pleasure and potential for prodigious evolution in the cellar - a paramount consideration for astute collectors and investors alike.
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Scores and tasting notes
A beautiful nose of subtle balance. Minerals, stones, raspberries, and plums. The nose has harmony. Full bodied and compacted, this brings a powerful palate and a great deal of finesse to the glass. Incredible purity of fruit, ripe berries, and notes of licorice. Overall this wine is bright and needs 8 to 12 years.
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, March 8th 2011
Served at a mini-vertical at the chateau, the 2005 La Fleur-Petrus has a glorious bouquet with intense red and black fruit, black truffle, dried petals, a touch of cured meat – like popping into a Tuscan delicatessen with the floor sprinkled in sawdust. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and very good weight. It is almost understated on the entry, with a fine thread of acidity. There are notes of spicebox, white pepper and ever a faint hint of red pepper towards the finish that is long and graceful – the kind of wine you really desire to linger in the mouth and choose not to outstay its welcome. Drink 2016-2030. Tasted June 2013.
Neal Martin - Wine Journal Jul 2013
As one might expect from the Moueix family, this is a classic, traditionally styled Bordeaux exhibiting a deep ruby color, medium body, and a sweet perfume of licorice and kirsch that are reminiscent of a Grenache-based wine from the southern Rhone. However, its elegance, freshness, and high but sweet tannin are unmistakably Bordeaux in style. This 2005 should round into shape in 5-8 years, and keep for a minimum of two decades.
Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #176 April 2008
Abundant sweet cherry and truffle, new saddle leather and spice box notes are present in this medium to full-bodied, supple-textured, silky Pomerol. It is less concentrated than some of the big boys such as Gazin, Le Gay, L’Evangile and Certan de May, but it is an elegant, finesse style of wine to drink over the next 10-15 years.
Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 28 June 2015