2017 pensees de lafleur, pomerol
Why We're Buying
While Château Lafleur doesn't have a classification, it consistently ranked among Bordeaux's most prestigious estates. Les Pensées de Lafleur is a second wine, known as an "insider's secret." Château Lafleur only released 750 bottles of this merlot-cabernet franc blend per year, with investors paying more than $150 per bottle.
An impressively tight and solid wine from Lafleur with dark-berry, chocolate and spice character as well as some white-pepper and salty undertones. Full-bodied, very tight and focused. A really pretty young 2017.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Pensées de Lafleur is not a second wine, as it comes from a single, rather oddly shaped, 0.69-hectare block of clay in the middle of the Lafleur vineyard. Composed of 52% Merlot and 48% Cabernet Franc, the 2017 Pensées de Lafleur is medium to deep garnet-purple in color and comes bounding out of the glass with gorgeous crushed black and red cherries notes, yeast extract, lilacs and rose hips with touches of cinnamon stick and tilled soil. The palate is medium-bodied, elegant, very fine and very fresh with a long, mineral-laced finish.
The 2017 Pensées de Lafleur is a very serious wine. Deceptively medium in body, the 2017 packs quite a punch, with tons of depth to the dark cherry, plum, rose petal and lavender flavors. There is so much character and personality here.