La Fleur Petrus 1989
Tasting Notes La Fleur Petrus 1989
An expressive, generous nose with blackberry, a touch of cough-candy and tangerine. A ripe palate with touches of fig, coffee and mocha: deep and complex. Raisin lingering on the finish. A beautiful, understated wine. Drinking now. Tasted November 1999.
In the ongoing competition between the 1989 and 1990 vintages, in the case of La Fleur-Petrus, the 1989 comes out a clear winner. The dense plum/garnet color offers up notes of underbrush, dried herbs, caramel, sweet cedar, and jammy black cherries intermixed with some balsam wood. In the mouth the wine is deep, very pure, ripe, with moderate tannins still to be shed. A very impressive, gorgeous La Fleur-Petrus that is the best wine made during a somewhat indifferent period for this property. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2015. Last tasted, 3/02.