The 2009 Lafleur is intense on the nose with darker fruit than the 2009 Ausone: freshly tilled earth, touches of pressed rose petals and a subtle ferrous scent, involving and quite mercurial. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannin, velvety smooth and a cashmere texture. A mixture of blue and black fruit laced with spice leads to a very composed but powerful finish that lingers for 60+ seconds. This is only just beginning to show what it can do. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2070
Tasted blind. Some savour. Fresh and racy, very sleek ” with ‘cashmere tannins’. Polished and fun to drink already. Lots of persistence.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040