Lafleur 1998

Cult Wines Price: £375.00 / 1x75cl
Chateau Lafleur, Lafleur, 1998

Tasting Notes Lafleur 1998

94

Tasted from an ex-chateau bottle at the Lafleur vertical dinner at Attersee in Austria. I cannot believe how long it is since I last encountered this 1998 Lafleur! I am not quite as enthused as when I first tasted it back in 2004. Deep in colour, one notices a very rich, opulent bouquet that has a lactic tincture. This subsides in the glass to reveal touches of creme de cassis, blueberry and hints of dark chocolate. The palate is full-bodied, rich and powerful, although analyzing the wine against the 2001, one notices less tension and delineation, more glycerine on the 1998. It is a 'sexy' Lafleur, but I am not quite sure if that fits comfortably with its signature style. I am sure others might like it more than myself and I would be able to understand why, even if I would not agree. Tasted June 2012.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Sep 2013
94

This wine was incredibly tannic and backward from cask, but out of bottle it has shrugged off the excess tannin and seems to be developing far better than I thought it would. The color is dense/ruby purple, and the wine shows notes of sweet kirsch and blackberry liqueur, with a liquid minerality and a hint of violets. The wine is full-bodied, quite tannic, very dense and backward, but gorgeously concentrated, pure, and intense. This looks to be a classic Lafleur meant for significant long-term aging. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2040+. Last tasted, 11/02.

Robert Parker Jr
Bordeaux Book, 4th Edition Jan 2003

Lafleur Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Lafleur 2017 Chateau Lafleur £8,000.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2016 Chateau Lafleur £9,800.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2015 Chateau Lafleur £12,600.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2014 Chateau Lafleur £5,200.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2013 Chateau Lafleur £2,790.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2012 Chateau Lafleur £3,900.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2011 Chateau Lafleur £3,000.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2010 Chateau Lafleur £13,600.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2009 Chateau Lafleur £12,200.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2008 Chateau Lafleur £4,800.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2007 Chateau Lafleur £3,200.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2006 Chateau Lafleur £3,800.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2005 Chateau Lafleur £14,000.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2004 Chateau Lafleur £3,300.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2003 Chateau Lafleur £4,150.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2002 Chateau Lafleur £2,730.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2001 Chateau Lafleur £5,400.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2000 Chateau Lafleur £16,000.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 1999 Chateau Lafleur £3,500.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 1998 Chateau Lafleur £5,100.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 1998 Chateau Lafleur £375.00 1x75cl
Lafleur 1997 Chateau Lafleur £3,000.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 1996 Chateau Lafleur £3,000.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 1996 Chateau Lafleur £275.00 1x75cl
Lafleur 1995 Chateau Lafleur £7,500.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 1995 Chateau Lafleur £410.00 1x75cl
Lafleur 1990 Chateau Lafleur £11,940.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 1989 Chateau Lafleur £9,576.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 1989 Chateau Lafleur £840.00 1x75cl
Lafleur 1986 Chateau Lafleur £6,240.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 1982 Chateau Lafleur £42,024.00 12x75cl