2016 Le Plus de la Fleur de Boüard, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1299269 94-95 points James Suckling

 A fine and polished Le Plus with fine, sophisticated and polished tannins. Full-bodied, juicy and bright. Pretty fruit, acidity and tannin harmony. Old vines.  (4/2017)

90-93 points Vinous

 The 2016 Le Plus de La Fleur de Boüard is 100% Merlot from the estate's oldest vines. Imposing and dark, with a huge core of fruit, the 2016 shows great promise. Hubert de Boüard plans to give the 2016 34 months in oak, an approach I am not sure works or is even necessary. To be sure, the purity of the flavors at this stage is striking. (AG)  (4/2017)

92 points Decanter

 An 'uber cuvée' made in a different style to the softer, fresher Château La Fleur de Boüard. It's clearly extremely well made, with ripe, plush, velvety damson fruits on full charge. 100% Merlot aged in 100% new oak for 36 months. They are just bottling the 2014 right now. (JA)  (4/2017)

90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2016 Le Plus from La Fleur de Boüard has an opulent, almost decadent bouquet that delivers a payload of ripe black cherry, cassis and boysenberry jam aromas, hedonistic rather than heady. The palate is full-bodied with very ripe black fruit laced with dark chocolate and plenty of cassis; this is a large and rounded, sumptuous Lalande-de-Pomerol that exchanges the finesse of the vintage with sheer concentration. (NM)  (4/2017)

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Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/24/2017 | Send Email
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One of the best Plus I have tasted. Very well-balanced and restrained-not over the top. Deep blackish color-plenty of structure for the long haul.
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- 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.


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Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion