Subtle aromas of green olive, blackcurrant and black cherry follow through to a medium to full body with round, polished tannins and a juicy finish. Balanced and refined. Love the undertones of chocolate and hazelnut, too! Try after 2024.
Composed of 46% Merlot and 54% Cabernet Franc, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Pensées de Lafleur bursts with plum preserves and redcurrant jelly scents, giving way to nuances of red roses, dusty soil, bouquet garni and tapenade with a waft of black truffles. The medium to full-bodied palate is oh-so-elegant, featuring very soft tannins and beautifully knit acidity to support the generous black and red fruits, finishing long and earthy. Give it a good 3 years to spread its wings and drink it over the next 15 years or more. Drink: 2024 - 2039
Tasted blind. First bottle TCA. Second bottle: very youthful colour. Some admirable energy here – really pacey! Medium weight and none of the vintage’s excess of (obvious) alcohol or tannin. Rich though on the end. Long, very long. 15%
Drink 2026 – 2042