Fragrant and spicy, ripe and juicy with a ton of crushed berry character. The generous, supple tannins nicely support the full body and long, silky finish. Drink or hold.
|Score: 93||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2019|
The 2016 La Fleur de Boüard is gorgeous. Sweet, floral notes lift the red berry fruit in this gracious, mid-weight wine. Raspberry, wild flowers, mocha, spice and mint all run through this lithe, silky wine. The 2016 possesses notable silkiness, nuance and finesse. This is a terrific showing.
|Score: 92||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, January 2019|
The 2016 La Fleur de Boüard has an attractive bouquet of bilberry and blueberry fruit laced with graphite and undergrowth. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and quite linear in style at the moment. More red fruit develops toward the sappy finish. This is a pleasurable La Fleur de Boüard, although it needs more charm. Drink 2022-2037
|Score: 91||Neal Martin, vinous.com (Jan 2019), January 2019|
The 2016 La Fleur de Bouard has a generous bouquet with ample black cherry and cassis scents, with a touch of oyster shell and cold flint in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with smooth and supple tannin. The tannins grip the mouth though it does not become too overpowering, while there is an attractive tobacco note that complements the dusky black fruit on the finish. A more classically styled Lalande-de-Pomerol from the de Boüards, it has more personality than previously vintages, and it will give 15-20 years of drinking pleasure.
Drink Date 2022 - 2038
|Score: 91/93||Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (230), April 2017|
Medium garnet-purple in color, the 2016 La Fleur de Boüard sings of warm plums, black cherry compote and wild blueberries with touches of exotic spices and violets plus a waft of underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the mouth with bags of black fruit preserves and a plush frame, finishing long and spicy.
2020 - 2032
|Score: 91+||Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (interim en), November 2018|
A fine and polished Le Plus with fine sophisticated and polished tannins. Full body, juicy and bright. Pretty fruit, acidity and tannin harmony. Old vines.
|Score: 94/95||James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, March 2017|
The 2016 La Fleur de Boüard is the best wine I have tasted from Hubert De Boüard's Lalande de Pomerol estate. Pliant, creamy and expansive - with notable depth - the 2016 is super-impressive. Raspberry jam, mocha, exotic spice and French oak all meld together. More importantly, though, the 2016 comes across as less heavy and extracted than in the past, with sweet tannins and terrific balance. Today, it is superb. Tasted two times.
|Score: 90/93||Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2017|
Very dark crimson. Bit of sandpaper on the nose. Very rich and sweet. Almost over the top but there is freshness at the end. This is a strong statement! Drying and rather cool on the end.
|Score: 16.5||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2017|
This property in Lalande de Pomerol has been owned by Hubert de Bouard of Chateau Angelus since 1998 and it is now managed by his daughter Coralie. The 25 year old vines are 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Very much a junior version of Angelus, this wine is always impressively rich and full of fruit thanks to low yields and skillful winemaking. There is also a 3000 bottle special cuvée called "le Plus" which is made from 75 year old Merlot vines and aged in 100% new oak. Not tasted En Primeur in 2016.
| ||Farr Vintners, April 2017|
The nose is firm the start of the palate tight with concentrated black fruits. There is a sweeter feel in the middle ripe black fruit the tannins are firm but not aggressive and although fresher at the back there is sweetness on the finish. 2025-2037
|Score: 87/89||Derek Smedley MW, DerekSmedleyMW.co.uk, April 2017|
|Score: 90||Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2017|
This is delicious, a perfect example of how the vintage balances ripe fruit and great acidity. 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in 75% new oak which just melts right in.
|Score: 90||Jane Anson, Decanter.com, April 2017|