Pomerol Protected Designation of Origin and Great Wine
Chateau La Fleur Petrus was bought in 1952 by Etablissement Jean Pierre Moueix. The estate's got its name from its location on the Pomerol plateau (Bordeaux, right bank): it is located between the very famous Chateau Petrus, and Chateau Lafleur. The 6,250 thirty-year-old vine stocks/ha grow on 18.7 hectares of vineyard made of deep and ancient white or clay-gravel soils. Three grape varieties are grown there, following the sustainable winegrowing principles: 91% Merlot, 6 % Cabernet franc, and 3 % Petit Verdot, used to produce only Red Bordeaux wines.
La Fleur Petrus owns registered plots called Petrus and La Fleur. The vineyard is made up of 3 plots, and it was totally replanted in 1956 after a devastating frost. In 1995, the estate acquired a plot from Chateau Le Gay and therefore gained 4 more hectares of old vines, which reinforced its wine's strength. La Fleur Petrus' great wine (they don't produce a second wine) is less powerful and more delicate than its neighbours' own production. Indeed, this elegant and supple wine is delightful, thanks to the exceptional terroir it comes from. The recent addition of Petit Verdot to the blend in 2015 greatly changed the wine, as it brought that powerful addition as well as very fruity, spicy notes to the cuvee, which yet remained incredibly delicate. Here are the best vintages of La Fleur Petrus: 2015, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2005, 2003, 2001, 2000, 1998, 1995, 1989, 1982. La Fleur Petrus' wine is aged for 16 to 18 months, half of it in new oak, and shows a great ageing potential. Reviews and tasting marks from international critics have been improving over the years.
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