2014 La Fleur de Boüard, Lalande-de-Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)
This shows a wonderful density and length with brightness and fruitiness. Full body, lively and refined. Serious effort for vintage.
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 2014 La Fleur de Boüard is exuberant and bold. Sweet red cherries, red currant, flowers, mint and spices are laced together in a silky, racy wine built on pure texture, while the long, persistent finish is quite inviting. This is a classic de Boüard wine built on opulence. The blend is 85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon. (AG)
*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.