Chateau La Fleur Petrus   La Fleur Petrus

2014 La Fleur Petrus

By Chateau La Fleur Petrus

2014 La Fleur Petrus from Chateau La Fleur Petrus, Pomerol, Bordeaux

In the apotheosis of the Pomerol appellation lies the understated splendour of the 2014 La Fleur Petrus from Chateau La Fleur Petrus—a vintage that captures the essence of its terroir with a quiet confidence. While the winery's lineage sings through its enviable portfolio, it is this particular vintage which, in my eyes, epitomises the balletic balance of power and poise so sought after by those with a penchant for fine wine investment.

 

Substantial Structure Meets Elegant Elan

The 2014 vintage was greeted with cautious optimism, having borne the challenges a capricious climate presented. Mildew threats skirted alongside variably temperate conditions, yet skill in the vineyard ensured success at Chateau La Fleur Petrus. Unwavering diligence underpins the existence of this wine, one that casts an articulate expression of plush merlot complemented by the dexterous touch of cabernet franc.

The bouquet teases with truffles entwined in red and dark fruits; it's a perfume that beckons one to delve deeper into the glass. On the palate, it unfurls layers of richly conceived berry compote edged with hints of ironstone and cigar box—a nod to an impeccable stewardship over ageing in fine French oak.

 

Quietly Confident: A Vintage Destined to Mature with Grace

The 2014 La Fleur Petrus has a beautifully hewn tannic backbone; it underpins a structure far more formidable than initially perceived—promising longevity and a stunning evolution for collectors. The long finish lingers, with elegant strokes of acidity maintaining a freshness which suggests that while approachable now, there is ample reward awaiting those who exhibit patience.

Within each decanter lies a confluence of astute viticulture and precise vinification that Chateau La Fleur Petrus has honed over generations; a series of decisions made in symbiosis with what each season's narrative imparts on the vineyard. Keen investors will not just acquire bottles but ink chapters into their expanding anthology of fine vintages—a discerning addition in both cellar and portfolio indeed.

 

En Primeur Expectations Exceeded with Poise

An investment in 2014 La Fleur Petrus transcends mere acquisition; it embraces an understanding that, beyond figures and forecasts lies the poetry of a meticulously orchestrated viticultural pursuit. This vintage articulates such dedication in liquid form—a testament to Pomerol's prowess and an embodiment of Chateau La Fleur Petrus's capability to create nuanced artistry within each harvest’s unique constraints.

Current market price

$2,540.00

12x75cl

Highest score

97

POP score

89.41

Scores and tasting notes

97

No tasting note available.

Tim Atkin - TimAtkin.com (04/2015)

93-94

No tasting note available.

James Suckling - Jamesuckling.com (04/2015)

94

The 2014 La Fleur Petrus is impressive out of barrel and it continues to evince quality now in bottle. It has a lovely, engaging bouquet with vivacious redcurrant and cranberry fruit, superb mineralité and energy, real focus and a sense of drive in situ. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a sense of symmetry and poise from start to finish. It has perhaps turned into a slightly more elegant and feminine wine than I anticipated, less bullish than the Hosanna. But there is real complexity on the finish with black pepper and clove lingering on the aftertaste. This is superb.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 31 March 2017

92-94

No tasting note available.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate

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