2012 Le Plus de La Fleur de Boüard, Lalande-de-Pomerol
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Not yet in bottle, the 2012 Le Plus, which is also called Cuvée Oscar, is one of those profound wines that exceeds all realistic parameters for what’s expected from this appellation. Inky purple in color, with stunning blackberry, blueberry and raspberry fruit notes, licorice, as well as graphite and spring flowers, the wine is opulent, full-bodied, massively concentrated and a tour de force from an obsessed genius of Bordeaux. It should drink well for 20 or more years. (RP)
The 2012 Le Plus, 100% old-vine Merlot, is absolutely gorgeous. Sweet dark cherries, plums and raspberry jam open up in a powerful, sensual wine endowed with striking depth and tons of pure appeal. This is Hubert de Boüard's top wine from his Lalande de Pomerol property, and it is terrific. (AG)
Very pretty and juicy fruit and spice character with flowers on the nose and palate. Full body, fine tannins and a chewy finish. Needs time to soften slightly but already beautiful. Drink in 2017.
Shows an herbal edge from the start, with roasted savory and rosemary notes and mulled plum and blackberry fruit. A briary edge emerges on the finish. (JM, Web-2013)