2015 Lafleur-Gazin, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1253133 94-95 points James Suckling

 The best wine I have ever had from here. Super depth of fruit and deep and velvety tannins. Full and gorgeous throughout. A study in strength with finesse. Mostly Merlot with a touch of Cabernet Franc.  (4/2016)

92-95 points Wine Spectator

 Offers an alluring licorice frame, with currant and plum sauce flavors giving this a slightly dark profile. Shows a velvety edge throughout. (JM)  (4/2016)

90-92 points Wine Enthusiast

 Barrel Sample. Firm with spicy, generous tannins, this is a wine that is showing both ripe black fruits and wood aging flavors. The wood will temper as the ripe, full black fruits develop. It has good aging potential. (RV)  (4/2016)

Decanter

 More weight and structure than in the past. Reserved red and dark fruit nose but plenty of fruit and charm on the palate. Firm tannins behind.  (4/2016)

Vinous

 The 2015 Lafleur-Gazin is a powerful, dark wine that shows the riper side of the vintage. Black cherry, plum, smoke, graphite and spices give the 2015 its distinctive virile, brooding personality. Coarse tannins add to an overall impression of rusticity. It will be interesting to see if the Lafleur-Gazin finds a bit better balance during elevage. The blend is 98% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. (AG)  (4/2016)

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By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/28/2016 | Send Email
Loaded with dark blackberry notes this wine is rich and full-bodied with tobacco and earth notes. A classic old-world Pomerol in the making.
Top Value! Drink from 2019 to 2039

By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/28/2016 | Send Email
This was one of the better deals I tasted from Pomerol. The Lafleur-Gazin coated my palate with plush purple fruits, but finished dry and fine on the back end. It’s the kind of wine that gives Merlot a good name; a wine that’s almost too delicious to wait on. I’ll be interested to see how it develops though. These Pomerol wines have tiny production levels (compare the 21 acres of Lafleur-Gazin to the roughly 160 of Latour). I find it's best to grab these first during the pre-arrival campaign as they're the most likely to sell through.

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

France

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Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Pomerol