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Les Pensées de Lafleur 2014

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Right Bank > Pomerol
Grape VarietyMerlot

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Tasting Notes

The 2014 Pensées de Lafleur is showing a touch of greenness on the nose, although I found it well defined and offering attractive tobacco and cigar box notes with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. There is satisfying fruit concentration here, a fine bead of acidity and a harmonious, lightly spiced finish that lingers in the mouth. Excellent. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting. 2021 - 2036

Neal Martin, vinous.com, March 2018

The perfume and freshness in the glass are very impressive with flower, walnut and plum character. Full body and a dense and beautiful center palate. The tannins are ripe and polished. Superb finish and depth. Second wine. Wow. Drink in 2022 but I can’t wait!

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2017

Tasted blind. Sweet, buttery nose with lots of ripe fruit but perhaps it could do with just a little more zip and freshness? Lightly vegy. A tad astringent.
Drink 2023-2033

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, February 2018
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The 2014 Les Pensees de Lafleur has developed nicely now that the wine is in bottle. It has a composed bouquet with scents of raspberry preserve, blackcurrant leaf and a touch of chalk, all neatly defined and discretely enmeshed with the oak. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, quite strict tannin. There is an appealing symmetry to this Les Pensées, exuding immense precision and tension on the finish without showing off. As I wrote in my primeur note, perfect for those that cannot afford the Grand Vin. Drink Date 2018-2030

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Interim En), April 2017

Crimson with a transparent rim. A little lighter than I remember this wine. Positively chewy. Definitely a second wine without much flesh. Is the new generation heading natural-wards? Lots of muscle and sinew instead of the flesh. Not sure…

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, March 2017

The second wine of Chateau Lafleur. Tiny quantities are produced of this Pomerol

Farr Vintners, March 2015
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