La Fleur Petrus 2001
Tasting Notes La Fleur Petrus 2001
Tasted at Ets J-P Moueix. A very deep garnet core. The bouquet does not quite have the clarity of the Latour-a-Pomerol 2001: notes of blackberry, dusty antique shop, gravel and field mushroom. The palate is medium-bodied with a fleshier entry than Latour-a-Pomerol, lovely grainy texture with pure red-berried fruit, touches of chestnut, mushroom and a little thyme. Nice focus and tension, the finish is better than the nose suggests. Good weight and tannic presence on the finish, with a bitter note of dried orange peel that dries out the mouth and curses you for not taking another sip sooner. Very fine. Drink 2012-2025. Tasted May 2009.
This saturated deep purple-colored 2001 exhibits terrific fruit on the attack (currants, sweet cherries, dried herbs, and grilled nuts), medium body, fine density, velvety tannin, and a plump, concentrated personality. The tannin is well-integrated in this precocious, forward 2001. Drink it over the next 10-12 years.