Château Lafleur

Château Lafleur, 2018

Lafleur cellar master Omri Ram called Cheval Blanc “one of the best wines of the vintage”, but his Lafleur should make any top wine list from 2018 barrel tastings. Gravel soils with clay could make you think that the wine may have been “hotter” in expression, too, but the nose is noble and conveys elegance, iodine, and complexity. Intensity and power, too, yet poised and even tightly knit. I sensed just a touch of warmth on the finish. What reassures is the fresh, crushed mint at the finish, with good acidity to balance the 14.5% alcohol. A brilliant wine, where the Cabernet Franc (54% of the blend) is so fresh and refined.

Score: 97-100

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Franc, Merlot

Alcohol

14.5%

Bottle size

75cl

Origin

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux

Sub-region

St Emilion & Pomerol

Area

Pomerol AOP

Tasting Information

Name of Tasting

Bordeaux En Primeur 2018

Type of Tasting

Tasting report

Blind

No

Tasted by

Panos Kakaviatos

UK Stockist

En Primeur: not yet released

Global Stockist

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