Lafleur 2005

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Chateau Lafleur, Lafleur, 2005

Tasting Notes Lafleur 2005

98

Tasted at John Armit’s Lafleur seminar in London, the 2005 is a legendary wine in the making. It has a boisterous, ebullient, ravishing bouquet of succulent black, truffle infused fruit with hints of crushed stone, the bell pepper element less evident on this occasion. The palate is medium-bodied and tightly wound, perhaps less expressive than other bottles that I have encountered. You could argue that it has an almost understated entry, but then you realize that there is a core of extraordinarily concentrated dark black fruit that is waiting for you. It has wonderful minerality towards the finish and extremely fine focus and persistency. At the moment, a Lafleur of dimension and ambition rather than pleasure, which will come. Drink 2018-2035+.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2012
95+

The 2005 Lafleur is tight and austere at present, but unquestionably enormously endowed. It displays a dense ruby/purple hue as well as a beautiful bouquet that only emerges with coaxing. Aeration is essential in order to release the subtle, restrained scents of licorice, kirsch liqueur, black truffles, and flowers. In the mouth, there is compelling richness, depth, and intensity, but the wine’s power, full body, forbiddingly backward style, and high tannins suggest significant cellaring will be required. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #176 April 2008
100

The nose on this wine is classic. Floral notes of lilacs and violets, citrus fruits, raspberries, and blackberries. On the palate this is full bodied, with incredible power and density. A very impressive silky texture underneath the intense fruit flavors that gives way to an excitingly long, long finish. It’s hard to believe the classic structure in this. Impeccable balance. Don’t touch this for 10 years.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, April 15th 2011

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