La Fleur Petrus 2015
Tasting Notes La Fleur Petrus 2015
The power and depth of fruit here is extraordinary with incredible phenolic texture and caressing mouthf eel. Full and enticing. It’s a wine that shows power with finesse. Such contrast and greatness. 92% merlot, 7.5% cabernet franc and 0.5% petit verdot.
What a wine! Scented, subtle and very fine, this is a poised, nuanced triumph. Deceptively easy to drink, even now, it has the concentration, acidity and fine-grained tannnins for a long life. Like the 2014, this is a wine that will taste beautifully at every stage of its development. Just try to keep your hands off it. Drink: 2025-40
Gorgeously integrated already, with loads of blackberry and boysenberry fruit infused with black tea and dark wood spice accents, carried by charcoal and warm earth notes. The elements sail through a large-scale finish that has remarkable cut for a wine of this size.—J.M.
The 2015 La Fleur Petrus is a blend of 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc, having absorbed Château Guillot back in 2012. It has a clean and precise bouquet with ebullient red cherry, blackcurrant and cold stone aromas that are very succinct. There is nothing showy here, but it is very refined and graceful. The palate is very well balanced with succulent ripe tannin, clean and precise, lightly spiced red fruit with outstanding focus and tension on the finish. This La Fleur Petrus has an effortless cool about it. I am sure it will be wondrous once in bottle.
A Jean-Pierre Moueix wine. 18.7 ha (46 acres) of gravel and deep clay. 92% Merlot, 7.5% Cabernet Franc, 0.5% Petit Verdot. Notably dark crimson. Very complex and layered (from all those parcels!). Lifted and sweet but not heavy and rich. Even a little light and polished. Fun, but not there yet.