La Fleur Petrus 1986
Tasting Notes La Fleur Petrus 1986
A slightly deeper colour than the Petrus. A sweet nose but with less complexity and delineation: red cherry, a touch of cranberry and cigar box. The palate is medium-bodied, rather 'fluffy', lacking delineation and vigor. But there is a natural charm to it, unassuming, laid back almost. A sweet minerally, bitter cherry and dried orange peel finish. Not bad at all, although it lacks depth and concentration and will not improve. Tasted December 2006. Drink Now
A very simple, one-dimensional La Fleur-Petrus that is holding onto life but showing very little depth or concentration. The nose is somewhat muted, but does offer up some dusty, earthy, loamy soil scents intermixed with the smell of underripe tomatoes and Provencal herbs. In the mouth, the wine is attenuated, compact, medium-bodied, and lacking concentration. Anticipated maturity: Now-2010. Last tasted, 3/02.