Lafleur 1997

Current Market Price:
Chateau Lafleur, Lafleur, 1997

Tasting Notes Lafleur 1997

88

Tasted from an ex-chateau bottle at the Lafleur vertical dinner at Attersee in Austria. This bottle is similar to the one that I tasted a few months ago in Hong Kong. Compared to coeval vintages, the bouquet is lighter but still well defined and earthy, with those traits of autumn leaves and a touch of brine. The palate is medium-bodied and of moderate complexity. The acidity is crisp and combines well with the black fruit, although it is still a little hard and certainly foursquare on the finish. This is a serviceable Lafleur, but is most definitely 'second-tier' within the canon of great wines from this estate. Tasted June 2012.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Sep 2013
88

The dark ruby-colored 1997 is impossibly tannic, with a tough texture and lean constitution. Paradoxically, the wine has weight, ripeness, and richness, but its dry, astringent finish is reminiscent of a 1998 Medoc. This wine's development is questionable, and I have serious reservations about its ratio of tannin to fruit. It may turn out to be excellent, but patience will be required. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2015.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #128 April 2000

Lafleur Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Price Unit size
Lafleur 2018 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2018 Chateau Lafleur £3,500.00 3x75cl
Lafleur 2017 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2017 Chateau Lafleur £1,950.00 3x75cl
Lafleur 2016 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2015 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2014 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2013 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2012 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2011 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2010 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2009 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2008 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2007 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2006 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2005 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2004 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2003 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2002 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2001 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2000 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 1999 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 1998 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 1997 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 1996 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 1995 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 1990 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 1989 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 1986 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 1982 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl