chateau lafleur, pomerol 2017
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
100
VINOUS
98

2017 chateau lafleur, pomerol

Why We're Buying

Wine critic Robert Parker described the Château Lafleur grand vin best, calling it "one of the most distinctive, most exotic, and greatest wines – not only in Pomerol, but in the world". Today, it's the highest-priced wine in Pomerol and a must-have for investors and connoisseurs.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
100

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Lafleurs 2017 Merlot came in just before the rain. Cellar Master Omri Ram commented, The 2017 Merlot was very similar to the 2015. With the Cabernet Franc, we waited; we were patient, and it came in ripe yet more fresh than the Merlot. As it turns out, that combo of the wonderfully decadent Merlot and the galvanizing Cabernet Franc are just magic! Blended of 47% Merlot and 53% Cabernet Franc, the 2017 Lafleur has a medium to deep garnet-purple color and opens with a positively electric intensity of red and black fruitscherries, black plums, red currants, black raspberries and mulberrieswith touches of roses, cinnamon stick, smoked meats and forest floor plus a hint of truffles. Medium to full-bodied with densely packed layers of red and black fruits accented by floral and earthy sparks, it possesses very firm, very finely pixelated tannins and a lively backbone, finishing with epic persistence.

VINOUS
98

Vinous

The 2017 Lafleur is without question one of the wines of the vintage on the Right Bank. Dense powerful and structured, the 2017 is all class. Given the wine's richness, I was not surprised to learn that the berries were even smaller in 2017 than they were in either 2016 or 2015. Powerful, explosive and beautifully layered, the 2017 simply has it all. What a wine. This is a tremendous showing from the Guinaudeau family.

JAMES SUCKLING
98

James Suckling

A structured and muscular red with blackberry, dark-chocolate and mineral character. Violet undertones. Very tight and tannic. Full-bodied, extremely closed and concentrated. Steely.