Lafleur 2009

Current Market Price: £11,984.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Lafleur, Lafleur, 2009

Tasting Notes Lafleur 2009

100

This is a crazy nose of tangerines and blueberries, with raspberries and mushroom and berries. Full-bodied, with ultra fine tannins. This wine is all about texture, with phenomenal tannins and subtle fruits that just make you think. Evocative. It is layered, yet changes all the time. I can't believe it really. Speechless. Amazes me. Try in 2020.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, February 14th 2012
99

An absolutely prodigious blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot, the 2009 Lafleur displays the tell-tale characteristics of this great estate. Kirsch liqueur, licorice and floral notes are intermixed with raspberry in a very full-bodied, super-intense, opulent and multi-dimensional style. Extraordinarily dense and pure, but not heavy by any means, the intensity, texture, and richness of the 2009 Lafleur are reminiscent of the perfect 1982. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040.

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #199 February 2012
98

Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. I suspected this was Lafleur merely because it was so damn broody under blind conditions. The 2009 is far more conservative on the nose than its peers: tightly coiled, earthy black fruits, mint, rose petals and Asian spices beginning to emerge. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, taut tannins. There is great focus and tension here, but it is surly and backward with a penetrating, graphite-tinged finish. Could the 2009 finally be closing down like the 2005? It will last decades, not years. Tasted January 2013.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal Jul 2013

Lafleur Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Lafleur 2017 Chateau Lafleur £7,900.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2016 Chateau Lafleur £9,800.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2015 Chateau Lafleur £12,936.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2014 Chateau Lafleur £5,560.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2013 Chateau Lafleur £2,976.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2012 Chateau Lafleur £3,900.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2011 Chateau Lafleur £3,000.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2010 Chateau Lafleur £12,200.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2009 Chateau Lafleur £11,984.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2008 Chateau Lafleur £4,800.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2007 Chateau Lafleur £3,350.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2006 Chateau Lafleur £3,800.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2005 Chateau Lafleur £15,000.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2004 Chateau Lafleur £3,300.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2003 Chateau Lafleur £4,500.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2002 Chateau Lafleur £2,730.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2001 Chateau Lafleur £5,400.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2000 Chateau Lafleur £14,000.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2000 Chateau Lafleur £7,690.00 6x75cl
Lafleur 1999 Chateau Lafleur £3,400.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 1998 Chateau Lafleur £5,100.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 1998 Chateau Lafleur £375.00 1x75cl
Lafleur 1997 Chateau Lafleur £2,600.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 1996 Chateau Lafleur £3,000.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 1996 Chateau Lafleur £275.00 1x75cl
Lafleur 1995 Chateau Lafleur £4,650.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 1995 Chateau Lafleur £410.00 1x75cl
Lafleur 1990 Chateau Lafleur £12,600.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 1989 Chateau Lafleur £9,408.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 1986 Chateau Lafleur £6,240.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 1982 Chateau Lafleur £54,960.00 12x75cl