2005 Le Plus de la Fleur de Boüard, Lalande-de-Pomerol

SKU #1276971 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 As for the luxury cuvée (100% Merlot that tips the scales at 14.5% alcohol), the 2005 Le Plus is first-growth quality! Hubert de Boüard has nailed a home run with this inky purple wine, which has an extraordinary, concentrated nose of white chocolate, black cherry liqueur and cassis, as well as nuances of incense and flowers in a full-bodied, massively rich, full-throttle style. This wine is well beyond anything Lalande de Pomerol is capable of producing, and a credit to proprietor Hubert de Boüard. Drink it over the next 25-30 years, and keep in mind that it probably still needs another 5-10 years of cellaring, even though it’s already a decade old. 96+ (RP)  (6/2015)

93 points James Suckling

 This is a big and rich wine with powerful tannins and notes of dark chocolate and spices. Full-bodied and chewy, yet solid and dense. This is serious wine, but needs at least a few more years. Pull the cork in 2015.  (4/2012)

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