2012 Le Plus de La Fleur de Boüard, Lalande-de-Pomerol

SKU #1254371 93-95 points 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)  (4/2015)

93 points Vinous

 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)  (1/2016)

91 points James Suckling

 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.  (2/2015)

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Staff Image By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/29/2016 | Send Email
Now here's a wine that is not holding back and yet maintains its classy pedigree. Ink purple color it's the first thing that greets you, followed by a nose that has intense blueberries, black berries and very dark cherries, and chocolate. On the palate in addition to all of that also shows an almost roasted meat and herb component. It is rich and definitely full body, but not heavy, and it is drinking beautifully now.

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