Tasting Notes Lafleur 2002
Tasted from an ex-chateau bottle at the Lafleur vertical dinner at Attersee in Austria. The 2002 Lafleur appeared to go into its shell for a few years, however this is the best bottle that I have encountered for some while. It has wonderful definition and vivacity on the nose with scents of blackberry and truffle
An austerely-styled Lafleur, the 2002 possesses high tannin, a dark ruby/purple color, an angular personality, sweet mineral-infused black cherry fruit, dusty tannins, and considerable grip and structure. There is a certain nobility to the aromatics and flavors, but the dry, hard tannins are cause for concern. Keep a rabbit's foot in your back pocket if you are going to buy this wine, as I have severe reservations about whether it will ever come into balance. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2016?