1989, Lafleur

Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
Red

(Priced at per bottle)

PLEASE NOTE: This wine is affected by the US Trade Representative tariff action and the applicable tariff will be calculated 10 days prior to importation.

Vintage
Size

Score: 95

Drinking Dates: 2003-2045

Critic: Robert Parker

Tasted: 01-Jan-2003

As I suspected, the 1996 Lafleur is a painfully backward, austere wine that represents a modern day clone of this estate's 1966. It possesses a backward, tannic, Medoc-like character, with none of Pomerol's hallmark generosity. The wine exhibits a saturated dark purple color, as well as a distinctive mineral, black raspberry, and berry-scented nose with the steely, mineral Lafleur character well-displayed. Powerful, long, and rich, but excruciatingly tannic, this wine may or may not resolve all of its tannin. In short, it is an impressively constituted wine that is no sure thing. Anticipated maturity, 2012-2025.