2016 La Fleur de Boüard, Lalande-de-Pomerol (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1299228 92-93 points James Suckling

 Chewy and dense red with licorice, blackberry and dark-chocolate character. Full body and a tight and firm texture. Shows lovely length, too.  (4/2017)

91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2016 La Fleur de Bouard has a generous bouquet with ample black cherry and cassis scents, with a touch of oyster shell and cold flint in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with smooth and supple tannin. The tannins grip the mouth though it does not become too overpowering, while there is an attractive tobacco note that complements the dusky black fruit on the finish. A more classically styled Lalande-de-Pomerol from the de Boüards, it has more personality than previously vintages, and it will give 15-20 years of drinking pleasure. (NM)  (4/2017)

90-93 points Vinous

 The 2016 La Fleur de Boüard is the best wine I have tasted from Hubert De Boüard's Lalande de Pomerol estate. Pliant, creamy and expansive - with notable depth - the 2016 is super-impressive. Raspberry jam, mocha, exotic spice and French oak all meld together. More importantly, though, the 2016 comes across as less heavy and extracted than in the past, with sweet tannins and terrific balance. Today, it is superb. Tasted two times. *2016 Bordeaux Top Values* (AG)  (4/2017)

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Staff Image By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/26/2017 | Send Email
This is more lifted and fresher than usual for this property with lively red fruit flavors along side the more expected chocolate and mocha. The middle is deep and rich with a creamy texture that runs straight into the big, grainy tannins on the powerful finish. This is a lot of wine for the money very much in the Angelus style.

Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/24/2017 | Send Email
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Outstanding value wine that is as good as their excellent 2015. Very focused wine with tons of sweet, ripe fruit. Very well-balanced and easy to taste.
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