Lafleur 2018

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Chateau Lafleur, Lafleur, 2018

Tasting Notes Lafleur 2018

98

Another exceptional vintage at Lafleur, with great concentration and intensity, holding back just enough to keep you guessing. The wine is concentrated but creamy and definitely reminiscent of 2016 but with a touch more velvet to the tannins and unlikely to close down as tightly or for as long. Deep dark chocolate and liquorice notes gently layer up next to succulent black fruits and softer floral notes with the more architectural texture of slate doing its bit to add poise and precision. Normal yields were recorded as there was no mildew but being Lafleur they don't talk in hl/ha but express that as around 3/4 of a bottle per vine!!

Jane Anson
Decanter - April 2019
97-100

The 2018 Lafleur is a stratospherically beautiful, deeply moving wine. A Pomerol of stunning aromatic intensity and depth, Lafleur simply has everything. All the elements come together in a wine that is both rich and yet also remarkably light on its feet. An exotic mélange of blood orange, sage, mint, sweet rose petal and inky red/purplish fruit add explosive energy, leading to a finish of substantial depth and resonance. Stated simply, Lafleur is one of the wines of the vintage. Don't miss it!

Antonio Galloni
Vinous - April 2019
97-100

The 2018 Lafleur is a blend of 54% Cabernet Franc harvested on October 1 and 4, with 46% Merlot harvested September 12 and 15. Deep garnet-purple colored, it rocks up charged with energetic iron ore, crushed rocks and scorched earth notes over a core of blueberry compote, Morello cherries, black raspberries and stewed plums plus suggestions of violets, menthol and cardamom. Full-bodied, powerful, opulent and incredibly seductive, the palate is mind blowing with its through-the-roof velvety tannins and bright freshness supporting layer upon drop-dead gorgeous layer of fragrant black fruits, mineral notions and earth, finishing epically long and perfumed.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The Wine Advocate, 23rd April 2019
100

The sweetness of fruit in the center palate is incredible with a ripe-plum and currant undertone. Very aromatic already. Full-bodied, tight and compressed with a tannin quality that folds beautifully into the wine. Incredible finish. Such, such power with finesse. Tight but glorious at this stage.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com - April 2019

Lafleur Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Lafleur 2018 Chateau Lafleur POA 12x75cl
Lafleur 2017 Chateau Lafleur £8,400.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2016 Chateau Lafleur £10,772.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2015 Chateau Lafleur £11,900.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2014 Chateau Lafleur £5,300.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2013 Chateau Lafleur £2,976.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2012 Chateau Lafleur £3,360.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2011 Chateau Lafleur £3,060.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2010 Chateau Lafleur £13,000.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2009 Chateau Lafleur £11,800.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2008 Chateau Lafleur £5,500.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2007 Chateau Lafleur £3,500.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2006 Chateau Lafleur £3,800.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2005 Chateau Lafleur £14,800.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2004 Chateau Lafleur £3,580.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2003 Chateau Lafleur £5,200.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2002 Chateau Lafleur £3,110.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2001 Chateau Lafleur £5,000.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 2000 Chateau Lafleur £15,564.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 1999 Chateau Lafleur £3,574.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 1998 Chateau Lafleur £5,300.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 1997 Chateau Lafleur £2,676.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 1996 Chateau Lafleur £2,952.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 1995 Chateau Lafleur £6,300.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 1990 Chateau Lafleur £14,724.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 1989 Chateau Lafleur £10,080.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 1989 Chateau Lafleur £840.00 1x75cl
Lafleur 1986 Chateau Lafleur £4,680.00 12x75cl
Lafleur 1982 Chateau Lafleur £52,848.00 12x75cl