La Fleur Petrus 2013
Tasting Notes La Fleur Petrus 2013
Now La Fleur-Petrus has swallowed Chateau Guillot, I thought it pertinent to ask Edouard Moueix exactly how it is contributing to the blend. Edouard told me that around 75% of its vines are currently being blended into La Fleur Petrus, but that the vines surrounding the house suffered severe millerandage and was not used. The La Fleur-Petrus has an elegant bouquet with cranberry, crushed strawberry and mineral tones. It is a little more flamboyant than the Latour-a-Pomerol and yet it never "lets go" completely. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, a fine line of acidity and a lovely spiciness towards the slightly austere finish. With good structure, this classic Pomerol should give pleasure over the next 10 to 15 years. Tasted April 2014.
Only 2,000 cases will be produced from the tiny 2013 crop at La Fleur Petrus, an estate that the Moueix family is making every effort to elevate (in price and quality) next to such properties as Petrus, Lafleur, La Conseillante, l'Evangile and Vieux Chateau Certan. The 2013 La Fleur Petrus- attractive dark ruby/plum color is followed by sweet cassis, kirsch, raspberry, dusty, loamy soil and tobacco leaf aromas. Medium-bodied with adequate acidity and sweet tannin, this attractive, elegant, purely made Pomerol can be enjoyed over the next 10-12 years.