Lafleur

1989 Lafleur Lafleur

  • Color:
    Red
  • Appellation:
    Pomerol
  • Volume:
    0.75L
  • Grape Type:
    Cabernet Franc, Merlot
  • Packaging:
    Loose
  • Stock Location:
    France
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Wine Critics Notes:

Vinous - Score: 97 (Feb. 2018)

Tasted at the Pomerol Comparative Exploration tasting in London, the 1989 Lafleur was perhaps the real surprise of a memorable evening of wine. What comes across on the nose is the detail, the precision with pure black fruit, crushed minerals, subtle floral scents and a palpable sense of energy. It evolves in the glass, later revealing smoke, Italian cured meats and a touch of bay leaf. The palate is simply crystalline with pitch perfect acidity, astonishing precision and laser-like focus that takes your breath away. I have never encountered a 1989 Lafleur with this detail and clarity, a wine that seems to improve every time I encounter it, which is regrettably once in a blue moon. Whilst I do not think the 1989 will surpass the 1982 Lafleur, my God, it is coming damn close.