La Fleur Petrus 2009
Tasting Notes La Fleur Petrus 2009
Even with considerable youthful characteristics, this stunning, open-knit 2009 is quite approachable. This fabled terroir sandwiched between Petrus and Lafleur (hence the name) generally produces one of the more elegantly-styled Pomerols, but in 2009 it offers an extra dimension of flavor intensity as well as more texture and concentration. It reveals a super-seductive perfume of mocha, loamy soil, herbs, black cherries and black currants, truffles and licorice, full body and velvety tannins. The overall impression is one of intensity, power, glycerin and richness as well as undeniable elegance and laser-like focus. This 2009 can be drunk now or cellared for another 25-30+ years.
A wine that is extremely perfumed, with flowers and berries and hints of minerals. Chili. Full-bodied, with ultra-fine tannins. Muscular and powerful. Goes on and on. The finish is wonderful. Needs at least five or six years of bottle age. Try in 2018.
Comparing the 2009 with the 2010 La Fleur-Petrus, the 2009 has the more expansive bouquet with copious dark berries, both red and black, hints of wet sand, garrigues, perhaps a suggestion of white fennel emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied and it is certainly a more sensual Pomerol than the 2010. It is harmonious and focused, softer in the mouth, with an adorable spicy, black truffle tinged finish that is long in the mouth. Tasted June 2013.