2009 La Fleur-Pétrus, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)
96-98+ points Parker: "A mind-boggling effort, this is the finest La Fleur Petrus I have ever tasted. Layers and layers of black raspberry and black currant fruit intermixed with licorice, truffles, and earth are found in this dense ruby/purple-colored elixir. With extraordinary purity, decent acidity, melted tannins, and massive fruit..." (04/10) 97 points Suckling: "A wine that is extremely perfumed, with flowers and berries and hints of minerals. Chili. Full-bodied, with ultra-fine tannins. Muscular and powerful. Goes on and on. The finish is wonderful..." (02/12) 95-98 points Wine Spectator: "Licorice, blackberry, coffee bean and blueberry aromas; this gets more complex with every sniff. And what a palate. It's so polished, soft and cuddly. Like curling up in a big cashmere blanket. Full-bodied, yet balanced and fresh. Lots of tannins. But all in harmony. Hidden giant here." (03/31/10) 93-95 points Wine Enthusiast: "There is great weight here, a wine that is dark and dense, packed with superb dusty tannins. Solid and with a firm core, but also opulent." (Web, 04/10) K&L's Notes: ** A great spicy nose and palate impression. This is quite racy, with fine depth of flavor. Note: Futures item. Wine will arrive late 2011 to 2013. You will be contacted for delivery instructions.