2015 Lafleur-Gazin, Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)
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.
Offers an alluring licorice frame, with currant and plum sauce flavors giving this a slightly dark profile. Shows a velvety edge throughout. (JM)
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)
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.
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)