2014 La Fleur, St-Emilion

SKU #1315364 93 points James Suckling

 Love the richness and depth to this young wine with mineral, stone, blueberry and mushroom character. Full-bodied and very tight and polished with seamless tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Lovely wine. Drink in 2020 but hard not to open the bottle now.  (2/2017)

Wine Spectator

 This is fun, with a slightly exotic edge to the fig and boysenberry confiture notes, along with licorice snap and Christmas pudding hints. A briary edge on the finish gives this good enough energy. For the hedonist crowd. Drink now through 2024. (JM, Web Only-2017)

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Staff Image By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/16/2017 | Send Email
Great quality for the money in this big but balanced wine. There are still some oak notes to all the dark fruit in the middle and lots of tug on the finish to hold things together. This is big, rich and wonderfully proportioned.

Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/23/2017 | Send Email
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We love the wines from this small property and this 2014 is as good as their 2009. I believe the people at Lafite own this property--no wonder it is so good. Ripe blackberry fruit with fine balance and texture on the palate. Decant and enjoy.
Drink from 2017 to 2027

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Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the M├ędoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
Country:

France

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Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion