2009 La Fleur de Boüard, Lalande-de-Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)
Aromas of crushed blueberries and minerals, with hints of forest floor. Full body, with chewy tannins and a juicy finish. Tannins are polished though. Stylish wine from this vintage. Try it in 2015.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Over-achievers in short, the 2009 La Fleur de Bouard is fabulous, with notes of blueberry, plum, licorice, white flowers and camphor followed by a full-bodied, well-endowed, textured, supple wine. Stunningly concentrated, yet silky and seductive, it should be drunk over the next 10+ years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Ruby-purple. Peppery aromas of black fruits, licorice and tobacco. Suave on entry, then sweet but gripping in the middle, with sound acidity lifting the ripe blackberry, coffee, graphite and dry herb flavors. Finishes with building, palate-staining tannins that currently detract from the wine's pleasure factor. Should the fruit outlive the tannins, my score may end up looking conservative.
Coffee, cola and toast notes frame blackberry and forest floor flavors in this dense red. Muscular tannins support a firm structure, but ease into the spicy, floral finish. Concentrated and polished. Best from 2014 through 2020.
* Blackberries and wildflower aromas. Tons of body and richness. Round tannins. Note: Futures item. Wine will arrive 2012-2013. You will be contacted for delivery instructions.