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Les Pensees de Lafleur 2012

Les Pensees de Lafleur - Chateau Lafleur

5 years

The second wine, the 2012 Les Pensees de Lafleur (about one-half the entire production), is a blend of 54% Merlot and 46% Cabernet Franc. It is a mid-weight, delicate wine displaying hints of sweet cherries, plums, licorice, wet gravel and earth. This supple, medium-bodied, pleasant offering should easily drink well for 10-15+ years. Baptiste Guinaudeau, the young, tall proprietor of this tiny treasure on the Plateau of Pomerol, harvested his Merlot at a perfect moment, September 23, and finished with the Cabernet Franc on October 6, several days before a huge deluge inundated Bordeaux. He spoke of 46 straight days with no rain, which created hydric stress in parts of their vineyard. The final blend for the 2012 Lafleur was 54% Cabernet Franc and 46% Merlot. Yields were low, never having surpassed 40 hectoliters per hectare in over 30 years, even in abundant years such as 1990 and 1982.

87-89 Robert Parker score

€ 1,180
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* price for one OWC (original wooden case) in perfect condition – 12x75cl per OWC

Last Update October 2015

Les Pensees de Lafleur - Chateau Lafleur

Les Pensees de Lafleur is the second wine of the highly rated Chateau Lafleur; a Bordeaux winery based in the Pomerol appellation, on the Right Bank of Bordeaux, France. Located in the Gironde department, it is an unclassified wine (like all wines from this region) yet is a highly rated luxury wine, amongst the world’s elite. Year after year, Chateau Lafleur produces top wines always commanding high prices at auctions and sales.

Les Pensees de Lafleur which is the secondary wine of Chateau Lafleur has been in production since the year 1984 and is commonly regarded as an ‘insider’s secret’ throughout the wine industry. The wine estate of Chateau Lafleur spans a mere 4 hectares and produces around 750 cases a year of Les Pensees de Lafleur. In total, the Chateau has an output of just under 2,000 cases per annum.

750 cases

Annual production

Unclassified

Classification

Pomerol/Right Bank

Location/Region

4 hectares

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