Chateau La Fleur-Petrus 2012
Chateau La FLEUR-PETRUS is raptuous, bold, and beautiful, a wonderful wine to enjoy.
Chateau La Fleur-Petrus has been run by the Moueix family since the 1950's and produces a classic wine within the appellation that is always sought-after. Now 18.7 hectares of vineyards after more parcels were purchased on the plateau of Pomerol and Chateau Providence amalgamated allows for the vineyard to continue to grow in the Pomerol region.
The 2012 La Fleur Pétrus has a mint-fresh bouquet, vigorous and vivid, with delineated red cherry, raspberry and cassis fruit under which is a strata of wet limestone. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. This is a more understated Pomerol but there is real nuance here, black truffle and leather tinging the introspective black fruit. Yet behind that is harmony and finesse, notwithstanding impressive length and sustain. 96 points, Neal Martin, WA.
90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc