La Fleur Petrus 2011
Tasting Notes La Fleur Petrus 2011
A little lean for La Fleur-P
Tasted at JP Moueix. I left my sample of La Fleur-Petrus to unfurl over five minutes and it was worth the wait. It unfolds with lovely floral aromas: rose petals sprinkled over red fruits and a scent of oyster shell emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine silky tannins, a gentle but insistent grip in the mouth and a layered cassis and dark plum fruit profile that is elegant and yet powerful. This is another sensual 2011 from Mon. Moueix and his team. Tasted April 2012.
A medium ruby color is followed by a vivid nose of sweet kirsch, raspberries, flowers and dusty, loamy soil notes. This terrifically scented 2011 is medium-bodied, quintessentially elegant, and loaded with flavor. Obviously, the Moueixs have dedicated considerable time and money to upgrade this terroir as recent vintages have been among the most impressive wines I have ever tasted from La Fleur-Petrus. This relatively forward 2011 Pomerol should drink well for 10-15 years.