1995 Chateau Lafleur Bordeaux - 98 pts! - 750ml

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1995 Chateau Lafleur Bordeaux - 98 pts!
A '95 that exploded in the glass in contact with air. Solid and masculine, with dark chocolate and bitter mocha notes, there's big intensity here. While the tannins are burly for now, the aromas keep coming--rose petal, violet and currant backed by creamy, vanilla bean character. Elegant finish. WS This is an awesome Lafleur but it is also an amazingly backward tannic monster that will need more cellaring than any Medoc in this vintage. The wine boasts an opaque black/purple color as well as a closed but promising nose that represents the essence of blackberry raspberry and cherry fruit. Intertwined with those aromas is the tell-tale mineral terroir of Lafleur full body blistering dry astringent tannin and a layered weighty feel on the palate. This is the kind of young claret that I couldn't wait to rush out and buy two decades ago but now I have to be content to admire it and wish I were twenty years younger. It is formidable prodigious and oh so promising but I cannot see it being ready to drink before the end of the second decade of the next century! RP

Product Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1995
Rating 98 WS - 93 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pomerol
Producer Lafleur
Color Red
Wine Type

Robert Parker

Rating 1995 Chateau Lafleur Bordeaux - 98 pts! A '95 that exploded in the glass in contact with air. Solid and masculine, with dark chocolate and bitter mocha notes, there's big intensity here. While the tannins are burly for now, the aromas keep coming--rose petal, violet and currant backed by creamy, vanilla bean character. Elegant finish. WS This is an awesome Lafleur but it is also an amazingly backward tannic monster that will need more cellaring than any Medoc in this vintage. The wine boasts an opaque black/purple color as well as a closed but promising nose that represents the essence of blackberry raspberry and cherry fruit. Intertwined with those aromas is the tell-tale mineral terroir of Lafleur full body blistering dry astringent tannin and a layered weighty feel on the palate. This is the kind of young claret that I couldn't wait to rush out and buy two decades ago but now I have to be content to admire it and wish I were twenty years younger. It is formidable prodigious and oh so promising but I cannot see it being ready to drink before the end of the second decade of the next century! RP

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Wine Spectator 98 WS

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Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1995
Rating 98 WS - 93 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pomerol
Producer Lafleur
Color Red
Wine Type

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