2013 Lafleur-Gazin, Pomerol

SKU #1158997 88-90 points Vinous

 Crushed flowers, sweet red berries and spices are some of the notes that emerge from the 2013 Lafleur-Gazin. A soft, graceful wine, the 2013 possesses good overall balance, but only modest depth, something that is quite evident on the finish, where the drying tannins are pronounced. (AG)  (4/2014)

Jancis Robinson

 Satisfyingly complete on the nose -- ripe black fruit, leather, cedar and bitter chocolate. A good brush of tannin on the finish, all in balance. Very nicely done. 17/20 points. Drink 2017 to 2027.  (4/2014)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Dark ruby-red. Coffee, dark plum and strawberry on the simple nose. Very clean, minty red berry flavors show more density than many other Pomerols in 2013. Finishes moderately persistent and refined, with a hint of leafiness. (ID)  (6/2014)

Wine Enthusiast

 Fresh and lightly structured, this is a crisp wine with tight acidity and black-currant fruitiness. A stalky element gives the wine a cool character. It will be ready to drink from 2017. (RV)  (3/2016)

Wine Spectator

 Tasty, with juicy raspberry and boysenberry coulis flavors that stay racy through the anise- and savory-edged finish. Not big, but fresh and pure. This takes what the vintage gave. (JM, Web-2016)

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