La Fleur Petrus 1999
Tasting Notes La Fleur Petrus 1999
A touch on mint-leaf on the super-smooth nose. The palate has a soft-entry, lots of glycerin with silky smooth tannins. Good acidity with svelte black tarry fruits. Very focused with fine lush finish. I don't know whether this is a long-term wine but it is gorgeous to drink now. Tasted November 2003.
This 1999 is performing well, with more power and depth after bottling than before. It exhibits a dense ruby color as well as a sweet nose of pure black cherry jam intermixed with hints of raspberry, new wood, and earth. It is surprisingly powerful for a 1999, with admirable ripeness, sweet tannin, and low acidity. Two to three years of cellaring is warranted. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2015.