Lafleur 2003

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Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate

The exotic, nearly over the top 2003 exhibits a southern Rhone-like characteristic of kirsch liqueur intermixed with raspberries and flowers. Sweet fruit, high levels of glycerin (the alcohol is less than 13.5%), and high but silky tannins have resulted in a broad, expansive, terrific example of Lafleur that should be at its finest between 2008-2025. Along with Petrus, this stunning, full-bodied 2003 is a candidate for the top wine of Pomerol.

Neal Martin

Tasted at Bordeaux Index’s “10-Year On” tasting in London. The Lafleur 2003 shows its class on the nose with better definition than its Pomerol neighbours: lovely gamey notes coming through with bacon fat and roasted chestnuts that at least give it a sense of personality. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and perhaps this is evolving into a more feminine Lafleur than expected – certainly approachable with fine cohesion. The difference here is that Jacques Guinaudeau’s wine shrugs off the merciless heat of the vintage, is not oppressed by it. It is not a top tier Lafleur and is outclassed by Petrus, but it remains an enjoyable Pomerol. Tasted March 2013.

Wine Spectator

This is a really long wine. It lasts for minutes on the palate. Full and dense yet refined and linear. Very racy, with plum, berry and floral character. Fantastic. No jam here. This is a wine that shows strength but maintains elegance. Superb. James Suckling