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2010 La Fleur Petrus

By Chateau La Fleur Petrus

2010 La Fleur Petrus from Chateau La Fleur Petrus, Pomerol, Bordeaux

In the pantheon of illustrious releases from Chateau La Fleur Petrus, one cannot help but extol the virtues of the 2010 vintage. Hailing from Pomerol's revered turf, the 2010 La Fleur Petrus encapsulates the harmonious interplay between provenance and vintage ascendance.

 

Elegance and Elaboration: Wine Investment’s Prized Jewel

The irrefutable pedigree of Chateau La Fleur Petrus is only further burnished by the 2010 season. The year itself bestowed upon Bordeaux growers both challenge and reward; a dry summer followed by timely September rains culminated in wines of astounding structure and vitality. The nuanced wizardry employed by the vintners at Chateau La Fleur Petrus transmuted these conditions into an iconic expression of Pomerol greatness.

 

Distinct Climatic Footprint on a Classic Terroir

The terroir of Pomerol, widely lauded for its fecund Merlot vines, found a unique expression in the climatic idiosyncrasies of 2010. At the heart of this exceptional terroir, the 2010 La Fleur Petrus emanates an aromatic complexity seldom matched, with striking notes of black truffle, violets, and dark berries. On the palate, a symphony of balanced tannins partners with a rich, full body that delivers poise with each savoured sip – indicators of its immense ageing potential.

Nestled in a collection or positioned within an investment portfolio, this wine promises continued evolution and appreciation – both in bouquet and financial return. The 2010 La Fleur Petrus from Chateau La Fleur Petrus stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of Bordeaux's finest wines. It is a profound investment piece for connoisseurs seeking to captivate both palate and portfolio.

In conclusion, one encourages astute investors to contemplate the zenith of viticulture embodied in the 2010 La Fleur Petrus. Indeed, it has become a revered touchstone for aficionados aiming to navigate the intricate mosaic of fine wine investment. It does not just resonate with excellence; it is a paragon fit for adorning both cellar and asset ledger alike.

Current market price

$4,210.00

12x75cl

Highest score

98

POP score

140

Scores and tasting notes

98

Fresh and clean with hazelnut, chocolate and berry character. Truffles too. Full body, with silky tannins and a tangy finish. I like the balance and finesse to this young Lafleur Petrus. So refined and beautiful. Better in 2017.

James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, November 14th 2013

97

This wine has a character similar to its cross-street neighbor, Petrus, displaying sweet mulberry and intense black fruit characteristics, with a hint of vanillin and loads of black cherry jam. Full-bodied, extravagantly luscious, with a skyscraper-like mid-palate and phenomenal length of close to 50 seconds, the wine has plenty of tannin, but the voluptuous fruit, power and overall glycerin and intensity tend to conceal much of it. Elegant but compellingly rich and authoritative, the 2010 is a truly magnificent wine for this estate, which has one of the finest terroirs in all of Pomerol. Forget it for 5-7 years and drink it over the following 30-35. This 2010 is one of the most remarkable wines ever produced at this estate. The vineyard, about the same size as Petrus at 35 acres, is virtually all Merlot, but there is some Cabernet Franc in the final blend.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #194 May 2011

95

Served at a mini-vertical at the chateau, the 2010 Chateau La Fleur-Petrus has a very succinct nose that has closed down a little since I last tasted it. The nascent wine is certainly well defined with blackberry, cedar and pleasant, marine-like notes waiting in the wings and wondering whether to enter centre stage later on. Leaving it aside for a few minutes, it develops even greater tension, just a hint of seaweed beginning to emerge. The palate has a pleasant saline note on the entry. Crisp acidity with fine tannins and unapologetically masculine as one would expect for the vintage, it still manages to deliver a refined finish. Excellent. Tasted June 2013.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Jul 2013

92

Deep garnet in color, the 2010 la Fleur-Petrus features notes of baked blackberries, boysenberries and plum pudding with nuances of sautéed herbs and tilled soil. Medium to full-bodied, the mid-palate is a little lean, while it has a firm, chewy texture and invigorating finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 5 March 2020

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