2009 La Fleur Petrus
By Chateau La Fleur Petrus
The 2009 La Fleur Petrus from Chateau La Fleur Petrus, Pomerol, Bordeaux
In the pantheon of Bordeaux wines, the 2009 vintage from Chateau La Fleur Petrus enjoys a privileged position, ranking among those exceptional years that solicit a collective nod from connoisseurs and investors alike. The 2009 La Fleur Petrus encapsulates the essence of Pomerol's influences, while embodying the boldness and grace one anticipates from such an extraordinary year.
Investor's Delight: A Vintage Worth its Mettle
2009 was heralded for its favourable climatic conditions, with Pomerol experiencing optimal rainfall and sunshine that culminated in truly stand-out grapes; and the offering from Chateau La Fleur Petrus was no exception. This vintage signifies an asset worth beyond its sensory experience, poised as a robust cornerstone for the astute wine investor.
A Vinous Chronicle of Elegance and Potency
The 2009 iteration weaves sophistication into each sip, showcasing a tapestry of ripe black cherry and plum interlacing with subtle truffle and a whisper of violet. Its structure is formidable, yet it pirouettes on the palate with an elegance that only well-integrated tannins can choreograph. The finish lingers long, a memento of its depth and complexity.
Having evolved delicately over time, this wine harbours an engaging complexity that ensures its standing as one of the standout releases under the Pomerol sun. To sip on the 2009 La Fleur Petrus is to partake in a vintage that has been sculpted by favourable skies and masterful vinification, where each glass poured reverberates with the diligent echo of Pomerol tradition.
Discerning oenophiles and investors are wise to pay homage to this stellar vintage. As it continues to stride across the peaks of maturity with confidence, the 2009 La Fleur Petrus from Chateau La Fleur Petrus asserts itself as a noteworthy tenet in any curated wine portfolio.
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Scores and tasting notes
A wine that is extremely perfumed, with flowers and berries and hints of minerals. Chili. Full-bodied, with ultra-fine tannins. Muscular and powerful. Goes on and on. The finish is wonderful. Needs at least five or six years of bottle age. Try in 2018.
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 14th 2012
Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2009 la Fleur-Pétrus rolls out of the glass with sensuous kirsch, black cherry preserves and chocolate box scents with touches of unsmoked cigars, dried mint and star anise. Full-bodied, rich and opulently fruited in the mouth, it has beautiful red fruit sparks and a finely grained frame, finishing long and lively.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 14 March 2019
Even with considerable youthful characteristics, this stunning, open-knit 2009 is quite approachable. This fabled terroir sandwiched between Petrus and Lafleur (hence the name) generally produces one of the more elegantly-styled Pomerols, but in 2009 it offers an extra dimension of flavor intensity as well as more texture and concentration. It reveals a super-seductive perfume of mocha, loamy soil, herbs, black cherries and black currants, truffles and licorice, full body and velvety tannins. The overall impression is one of intensity, power, glycerin and richness as well as undeniable elegance and laser-like focus. This 2009 can be drunk now or cellared for another 25-30+ years.
Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #199 February 2012
Comparing the 2009 with the 2010 La Fleur-Petrus, the 2009 has the more expansive bouquet with copious dark berries, both red and black, hints of wet sand, garrigues, perhaps a suggestion of white fennel emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied and it is certainly a more sensual Pomerol than the 2010. It is harmonious and focused, softer in the mouth, with an adorable spicy, black truffle tinged finish that is long in the mouth. Tasted June 2013.
Neal Martin - Wine Journal Jul 2013