Château Lafleur Pomerol
A stunning rich purple. The nose is spicy, cedar and black pepper with an obvious. The attack is intense, with black olives, tapenade, raspberry leaf, bristling with intent.
International Wine CellarRuby-red color. Sappy, crystallized black raspberry, blueberry, minerals and camphor on the rather cool nose. Brutally backward and folded in on itself; actually rather creamy in the middle but astringent around the edges. A tough wine in need of a decade or more of aging. Finishes quite tannic, with a note of leafy cabernet franc. Showed more sweetness and texture after 24 hours in the open bottle. A throwback style of Pomerol, yet it does not appear to offer the flamboyant ripeness and rusticit...
Wine SpectatorRating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/00