Château Lafleur 2022
Château Lafleur is a rare and mythical wine, combining power, length and finesse. It is located on the plateau of Pomerol, with its 4.5 hectares of vines in a single block.
The complexity of the wines of Château Lafleur is first of all linked to its vineyard. The vines of Château Lafleur are planted on three very different soils:
- To the northwest, Lafleur's sandy clay gravel,
- To the south and east, the clayey gravel of Lafleur,
- In the heart of the vineyard, the gravelly sands of Lafleur.
Let's mention the grape variety which, with a parity of Bouchets and Merlots, contributes greatly to the style of Château Lafleur. On this subject, the genetic heritage of Château Lafleur is invaluable, especially in Bouchets.
Delivers the density and serious character of Lafleur, but while this is deep in colour it is not impenetrable, with more nuance than many, jewel ruby with vibrant reflections.
Clear austerity to the tannins but this is a wine that always takes patience, and it provides a welcome sense of continuity in a vintage where the byword is excess.
Confident, careful, precise, with red roses, peony, heather, slate, steel, graphite, incense, blueberry and raspberry fruit, and oyster shell salinity, layered and joyful, with cooling mint leaf on the finish.
Jean-Baptiste Guinaudeau so often sets the conversation in a vintage, and he is doing so again here.
Jane Anson, JaneAnson.com, May 2023
- Delivery period
- Deliverable First semester 2025
- 51 % Bouchet, 49 % Merlot
- Alcohol level
- 2036 - 2065
Jean-Marc Quarin / Quarin.com - Noté 100/100 (april 2022)
Jane Anson / Inside Bordeaux - Noté 98-100/100 (may 2022)
Neal Martin / Vinous - Noté 97-99/100 (april 2022)
Antonio Galloni / Vinous - Noté 95-98/100 (april 2022)
Jeb Dunnuck / Jeb Dunnuck.com - Noté 96-98/100 (may 2022)
Jeff Leve / The Wine Cellar Insider - Noté 98-100/100 (may 2022)
William Kelly / Wine Advocate - Noté 97-99/100 (april 2022)
Lisa Perotti-Brown / The Wine Independent - Noté 96-98/100 (may 2022)