2014 La Fleur de Boüard, Lalande-de-Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)
The 2014 La Fleur de Boüard is still in barrel, but it is shaping up to be a terrific wine. Dark, sumptuous and inviting, with soft contours, the 2014 is an excellent choice for drinking over the near and medium term. Succulent red cherry, plum, rose petal, mint and dried flowers are all pushed forward in this gloriously ripe, voluptuous Lalande-de-Pomerol. Tasted two times. (AG)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The La Fleur de Bouard 2014 has a rich and opulent bouquet, quite lavish, but it needs more delineation to come through. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, tightly knit blackberry fruit with a hint of charcoal toward the linear finish. This is a very 'contained' Lalande-de-Pomerol that should stretch its wings after bottling... (NM)
The licorice and herbal notes really add something to this wine, which is simultaneously rich and dry; good length, too.
*Barrel Tasting* Fresh but lighter-bodied, with modest intensity to the raspberry coulis and damson plum fruit. Pretty spice and suave toast helps fill in the finish. (Web-2015)
Rich, toasty nose. Very thick and pretty sweet but not over the top. A friendly mouthful – cheerful.