La Fleur Petrus 2003
Tasting Notes La Fleur Petrus 2003
A surprising nose of stewed cherries, berries, with notes of licorice. A delicate floral and mineral note pokes through with some time in the glass. Such a surprise. Full and super rich, with silky tannins and a fabulous freshness
An open-knit Pomerol, the 2003 exhibits a medium ruby color, an opulent, sweet cherry-scented nose, low acid, plump, round flavors, a fragile constitution, but an incremental richness that builds on the palate. A light effort for the vintage, it comes across like a round, juicy Pinot Noir because of its sweetness of fruit and expansiveness. Drink it over the next 10-12 years, although it may last even longer as its balance is impressive.
Tasted at Bordeaux Index's '10-Year On' tasting in London. The bouquet on the La Fleur-Petrus 2003 takes a while to get going and only reluctantly offers scents of fruitcake, prune, warm leather and a touch of mint. The palate is better with fleshy, rounded tannins and a core of soft red berry fruit