LA FLEUR PETRUS 2011

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LA FLEUR PETRUS 2011

A medium ruby color is followed by a vivid nose of sweet kirsch, raspberries, flowers and dusty, loamy soil notes. This terrifically scented 2011 is medium-bodied, quintessentially elegant, and loaded with flavor. Obviously, the Moueixs have dedicated considerable time and money to upgrade this terroir as recent vintages have been among the most impressive wines I have ever tasted from La Fleur-Petrus. This relatively forward 2011 Pomerol should drink well for 10-15 years. DRINK:2014 - 2029

Score: 92+ Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (212), May 2014

Made in a distinctive style, the 2011 La Fleur-Petrus is similar to Petrus in weight, richness and overall personality. A dense ruby/purple/plum color is accompanied by notes of creme caramel, sweet black cherries and raspberries. Medium-bodied, stylish and potentially complex as well as concentrated, it should drink nicely for 15 or more years.

Score: 89/92 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (200), April 2012

Tasted at JP Moueix. I left my sample of La Fleur-Petrus to unfurl over five minutes and it was worth the wait. It unfolds with lovely floral aromas: rose petals sprinkled over red fruits and a scent of oyster shell emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine silky tannins, a gentle but insistent grip in the mouth and a layered cassis and dark plum fruit profile that is elegant and yet powerful. This is another sensual 2011 from Mon. Moueix and his team. Tasted April 2012.

Score: 91/93 Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2012

A little lean for La Fleur-Pétrus but very attractive plum and cocoa character. Full to medium body with integrated tannins and a fine, fresh, chewy finish. Better in 2017.

Score: 92 James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2014

A wine with well-integrated fruit and tannins with chocolate, orange peel and berries. Full body yet polished and reserved.

Score: 92/93 James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2012

This famous Pomerol property has been run by the Moueix family (of Petrus) since the 1950's and produces a wine that is always a classic of the appellation and keenly sought-after. Virtually 100% Merlot, always a classic Pomerol. This is a polished, smooth and creamy wine with no hard edges. Round and charming with great balance and precision. Cool with a long finish. A gentle beauty.

Score: 16.5+ Farr Vintners, March 2012

The nose is rich deep brooding full of black fruits. The ripeness of the fruit enriches the mid palate supported by structured but ripe tannins. There is a lovely suppleness and sweet fruit power at the back.

Score: 90/94 Derek Smedley MW, April 2012

One of the very best wines in the extensive Moueix portfolio, this is a perfumed, medium-bodied delight: aromatic, fine and immediately appealing with sweet red fruits on the palate, crunchy acidity, nicely handled oak and polished sandalwood tannins. The wine is quite forward, but will nevertheless develop in bottle. 10+ years.

Score: 95 Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2012

Difficult to follow the excellent 2010 but remains true to style. Medium-bodied, fine, fresh and elegant with silky texture and tannins.

Score: 17 James Lawther MW, Decanter.com, April 2012
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Weight 1kg