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La Fleur Pétrus 2020

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Right Bank > Pomerol
Grape VarietyMerlot

This famous Pomerol property has been run by the Moueix family since the 1950s and produces a wine that is always a classic of the appellation and keenly sought-after. The vineyard is now 18.7 hectares after more parcels were purchased on the plateau of Pomerol and Château Providence amalgamated (the lesser plots - some 5 hectares - being relegated to Lagrange Pomerol). The vineyard is planted with 91% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and (rare for Pomerol) 3% Petit Verdot.

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Tasting Notes

One of the most powerful and significant La Fleur-Petrus I have ever tasted with incredible depth and power. It’s full and so layered with fine and intense tannins. It shows very dark fruits, dark chocolate with hazelnuts, and milk chocolate with almonds. This will age for eternity.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, May 2023

The finest vintage from this address I've ever tasted, as well as a perfect wine, the 2020 Château La Fleur-Petrus reveals a dense purple hue to go with a deep, layered, full-bodied, yet flawlessly balanced style carrying a smorgasbord-like array of red and black fruits, chocolate, dried flowers, spicy oak, and damp earth. It's not a powerhouse in the style of Trotanoy, Vieux Château Certain, or say, Clinet, but is all about finesse, elegance, and complexity. This magical Pomerol will benefit from 4-6 years of bottle age and cruise for 20-30 years in cold cellars.

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, March 2023

A blend of 93% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, the 2020 La Fleur-Petrus has a deep garnet-purple color. It is quite closed to start, soon unfurling to offer glimpses of notes of redcurrant jelly, fresh black cherries, and juicy blueberries, followed by touches of red roses, wood smoke, and crushed rocks, plus a hint of dried herbs. The palate is full-bodied and chock-full of rich, decadently fragrant black fruits, supported by fine-grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long with a mineral lift. A stunning wine - bravo!

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Independent, March 2023

Unwinding in the glass with aromas of minty blackberries, loamy soil, black truffles and petroleum jelly, the 2020 La Fleur-Pétrus is full-bodied, ample and enveloping, with a rich, layered core of fruit framed by supple, polished tannins, concluding with a broad, licorice-inflected finish. As in 2019, it outshines Trotanoy as the star of the Mouiex Pomerol portfolio. 2025 - 2045

William Kelley, Wine Advocate, April 2023

The tannins clamp in on the opening beats of the wine and then spend the rest of the palate gently relaxing to let the juice out from the tight black fruits. The frame is both tactile and fresh, a brilliant La Fleur Petrus full of character and spice, bedded down but with a sense of energy and uplift. Black chocolate shavings shot through with eucalyptus, sage, rosemary, spices and cigar box - all of which really extend through the finish. Harvest September 10 to 20. A yield of around 42hl/ha. Deep gravels over clay.

Drinking Window 2028 - 2045

Jane Anson, Decanter.com, May 2021

Picked between the 10th and 20th September, Fleur Petrus 2020 consists of 93% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. The wine will be aged for 16-18 months in new French oak. Deep ruby colour in the glass. Very lifted and floral on the nose, full of violets and even white flowers, as well as rich, ripe red cherry fruit and a little green peppercorn. The palate is creamy, sumptuous and silky. Voluptuous in red fruit and spherical in texture, this seamless wine is pure joy yet deep with fine-grained tannins. Long, peppery and floral to the finish, this is impressive and harmonious Pomerol.

Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, April 2021

93% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. Cask sample.
First sample: a little flat (oxidation?).
Second sample: fresher, the fruit very much to the fore, the nose fruity and expressive. Plentiful but fine, filigree tannins ensure a refined but present structure. Freshness and overall harmony. Good potential. (JL)
Drink 2028 – 2045

James Lawther MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2021

(93% M, 5% CF, 2% PV)
Complex, spicy, herbal-tinged, and mineral-backed Merlot; rich, vigorous, concentrated, firmly tannic La Fleur Pétrus, a fine, firm, long-term constitution; an abundance of sweet yet freshly ripe fruit, long and close-grained across the palate, mouthcoatingly fragrant, elegant, sweet, sappy, very tenacious and aromatically satisfying and with striking length. A great expression of the vineyard, a most beautiful La Fleur Pétrus! 2035–60+.

Michael Schuster, The World of Fine Wine, May 2021
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Purple berry and blackberry aromas with cracked black pepper, violets and lavender. It’s full-bodied and layered and broadens in the mouth. Gorgeous, ripe tannins. Long and thought-provoking. A milestone for the vineyard.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2021

Very deep purple-black colored, the 2020 la Fleur-Petrus leaps from the glass with bold expressions of baked black plums, molten licorice, Indian spices and blackberry preserves, plus hints of charcuterie, black olives and crushed rocks with a touch of unsmoked cigars. The full-bodied palate delivers compelling tension to the rich, hedonic black fruits, framed by firm, grainy tannins, finishing very long and tantalizingly savory. Drink 2026-2056.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (79), May 2021
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