2015 La Fleur-Pétrus, Pomerol (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1261906 99 points James Suckling

 The aromas to this are stunning with lavender, rose petals, walnut skin, strawberries and raspberries. Captivating. Full body, layers of polished tannins and perfectly ripe fruit. Dense and very long. Breathtaking classicism. Try in 2021 and onwards.  (2/2018)

97 points Jeb Dunnuck

 One of the undeniable superstars of the vintage is the 2015 La Fleur Petrus, which is 93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc. This awesome wine builds with time in the glass and shines just as much for its purity and elegance and richness and power. Boasting a deep purple/plum color to go with thrilling notes of tobacco leaf, currants, licorice, and subtle oak, it has a multi-dimensional, layered, elegant, and full-bodied style on the palate that just begs to be drunk. Nevertheless, it needs 5-6 years of cellaring and will keep for 2+ decades. It’s a sensational wine!  (11/2017)

97 points Vinous

 The 2015 La Fleur-Pétrus is a magical wine. Soaring aromatics, beautifully layered, translucent fruit and exceptional balance are the signatures. Hints of orange peel, white pepper and rose petal add an exotic flair. A wine of total harmony, the 2015 offers superb intensity and structure to play off the natural richness of the year. A dollop of Petit Verdot rounds out the blend. The 2015 is like a full-on orchestra where all the instruments are clearly heard but also come together in unison to create a wall of sound that is overwhelming in its beauty. 97+ points. (AG)  (2/2018)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A blend of 92% Merlot, 7.5% Cabernet Franc and 0.5% Petit Verdot, the 2015 la Fleur-Petrus is a little reticent on the nose to begin, offering up beguiling notes of tilled soil, black olives, charcuterie and dried Provence herbs over a core of preserved plums, black cherries and black raspberries with touches of tar and new leather. Full-bodied, rich, plush and seductive in the mouth, it finishes with persistent, slowly revealing earthy/savory layers, which will keep you reaching for another glass. (LPB)  (2/2018)

95 points Wine Spectator

 Warm ganache, fig bread and blackberry compote notes give this a fleshy feel. Loam and warm espresso details glide underneath, further accentuating the dark profile. Shows ample drive and energy, with graphite and roasted alder elements and fresh acidity coursing through. Serious juice. Best from 2025 through 2040. (JM)  (3/2018)

94 points Wine Enthusiast

 Big tannins and superripe fruit give this wine its powerful character. Acidity, black fruits and a rich structure add to the sense of power. The wine is rich, showing lush fruits as well as the tannin. It needs some serious aging. (RV)  (4/2018)

K&L Notes

95 points Neal Martin: "The 2015 la Fleur-Petrus has tightened up since I tasted it in barrel, now a more linear, very focused, not austere but maybe conservative bouquet that may already be shutting up shop after bottling. But there is purity here and wonderful mineralité. The palate is more open: concentrated blackberry and boysenberry fruit, white pepper, clove and a touch of curry leaf. This has substance in spades, enormous depth with a persistent and satisfying finish. This is destined to be a great la Fleur-Petrus. Anticipated maturity: 2023 - 2050." (02/2018)

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Varietal:

Merlot

- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

Specific Appellation:

Pomerol