Lafleur 2017

Current Market Price: £8,000.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Lafleur, Lafleur, 2017

Tasting Notes Lafleur 2017

97-100

Lafleur’s 2017 Merlot came in just before the rain. Cellar Master Omri Ram commented, “The 2017 Merlot was very similar to the 2015. With the Cabernet Franc, we waited; we were patient, and it came in ripe yet more fresh than the Merlot.” As it turns out, that combo of the wonderfully decadent Merlot and the galvanizing Cabernet Franc are just magic! Blended of 47% Merlot and 53% Cabernet Franc, the 2017 Lafleur has a medium to deep garnet-purple color and opens with a positively electric intensity of red and black fruits—cherries, black plums, red currants, black raspberries and mulberries—with touches of roses, cinnamon stick, smoked meats and forest floor plus a hint of truffles. Medium to full-bodied with densely packed layers of red and black fruits accented by floral and earthy sparks, it possesses very firm, very finely pixelated tannins and a lively backbone, finishing with epic persistence.

Wine Advocate
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - robertparker.com
97-98

A structured and muscular red with blackberry, dark-chocolate and mineral character. Violet undertones. Very tight and tannic. Full-bodied, extremely closed and concentrated. Steely.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com
95-98

The 2017 Lafleur is without question one of the wines of the vintage on the Right Bank. Dense powerful and structured, the 2017 is all class. Given the wine's richness, I was not surprised to learn that the berries were even smaller in 2017 than they were in either 2016 or 2015. Powerful, explosive and beautifully layered, the 2017 simply has it all. What a wine. This is a tremendous showing from the Guinaudeau family.

Antonio Galloni
Antonio Galloni - vinous.com - May '18
95-97

The 2017 Lafleur was picked 8 to 12 September and 28 and 29 September for the Merlot and Cabernet Franc respectively. It has a very impressive bouquet, frankly, one of the best that I have encountered in Pomerol, perhaps on the Right Bank. Despite the higher proportion of Cabernet Franc, the Merlot is more expressive with black cherries, a touch of cassis, sea spray and a hint of iodine. It just gains intensity with every swirl of the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with firm but fine tannin, layers of black and red fruit mixed with white pepper, sage and a slight ferrous note towards the persistent finish. This is an awesome 2017 from Baptiste Guinaudeau, one of the few that will oblige several years in the cellar.

Neal Martin
Neal Martin - vinous.com - May '56

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 £3,964.00 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