2019 chateau la fleur-petrus, pomerol
Why We're Buying
Château La Fleur-Pétrus is in good hands. In 1950, it was acquired by Jean Pierre Moueix, the father of legendary Napa Valley winemaker Christian Moueix. Since the acquisition, Château La Fleur-Pétrus' merlot-dominant blend has risen to the third most expensive wine in Pomerol.
Dark, dense and full of tannins, this is a powerful wine. The concentration in this wine gives it a dry, structured character, but the richness of the blackberry fruits and streak of acidity are likely to kick in attractively as it ages.
The 2019 Château La Fleur-Petrus is impressive, and I suspect in the same ballpark as the 2018. Lots of darker, earthy fruits, crushed rock-like minerality, and chocolate notes emerge from this dense, concentrated, backward, and slightly hard to read barrel sample. I love its depth of fruit, it’s full-bodied, has plenty of opulence as well as tannins, and my money is on this coming together nicely in bottle. Patience, however, will be a virtue with this one.
This is a genuine, old-school Pomerol with blueberries, wet earth and black tea leaf. It’s full-bodied, yet balanced and beautiful. Traditional and so attractive with a modern tone.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Very deep purple-black in color, the 2019 la Fleur-Petrus soars out of the glass with vibrant notes of freshly crushed black cherries, warm plums and kirsch with underlying suggestions of wild sage, damp soil, charcoal and unsmoked cigars plus just a hint of Sichuan pepper. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a firm frame of ripe, grainy tannins and bags of freshness supporting the muscular black fruits, finishing long and savory.