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2020 La Fleur Petrus

By Chateau La Fleur Petrus

2020 La Fleur-Pétrus from Château La Fleur-Pétrus, Pomerol, Bordeaux

Amid the seasoned façades of Bordeaux's most venerated institutions lies the cradle of vinous nobility, where the 2020 La Fleur-Pétrus from Château La Fleur-Pétrus took root. As a dedicated student of terroir expressions, this vintage caught my undivided attention with its defiance of a challenging year.

 

Defining a Vintage: Triumphs Over Trials

The year 2020 in Bordeaux saw vignerons grapple with nature's fickleness—a test of resolve and judgement. And yet, from this tussle emerged a vintage at Château La Fleur-Pétrus that tastes as if it were kissed by fortune itself. Within this bottle, investors will find not just the pure embodiment of Pomerol finesse but also an exemplary showcase of the virtuosity wielded by Château La Fleur-Pétrus's winemaking team.

 

A Tapestry Woven with Precision and Grace

Upon decanting, the 2020 La Fleur-Pétrus plumes forth with aromatics that portend the complexity within. Each swirl in the glass unveils layers of ripe black cherries and plums entwined with an earthy truffle undertone, a hallmark scent rising from Pomerol's storied soils.

On the palate, this vintage conveys a tapestry woven with precision and grace—generous fruit juxtaposed against a firm yet silky tannic structure; all embellished with just enough oak to frame but never overshadow the wine’s inherent elegance. A mélange of berry fruit is laced harmoniously with whispers of spice and cocoa, delivering a prolonged finish that reverberates with sophistication.

An investment into 2020 La Fleur-Pétrus is more than advantageous; it is an acquisition of an artefact embodying resilience and refinement—the kind that speaks volumes about its origins and the skilled caretakers of its making.

 

Connoisseurship Meets Investibility on Hallowed Ground

In summarising this noble elixir from Château La Fleur-Pétrus, it stands not only as one of Pomerol's sterling achievements but also as a testament to the triumphs over trials that mark Bordeaux’s 2020 vintage. An elegant paragon for investment portfolios, it nestles effortlessly among prime collectibles with promises of potential appreciation befitting its provenance and pedigree.

Current market price

$3,460.00

12x75cl

Highest score

96

POP score

129.38

Scores and tasting notes

95-97

Very deep purple-black colored, the 2020 la Fleur-Petrus leaps from the glass with bold expressions of baked black plums, molten licorice, Indian spices and blackberry preserves, plus hints of charcuterie, black olives and crushed rocks with a touch of unsmoked cigars. The full-bodied palate delivers compelling tension to the rich, hedonic black fruits, framed by firm, grainy tannins, finishing very long and tantalizingly savory.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 20 May 2021

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