2018 Les Perrieres (Chateau Lafleur)
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2018 Les Perrieres (Chateau Lafleur)

Bordeaux, FRANCE
$240. 00
$2880.00 Dozen
ABV: 15%
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
The 2018 Les Perrieres de Lafleur is a blend of 49% Merlot and 51% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple in color, it prances out of the glass with wonderfully gregarious notes of kirsch, Black Forest cake and wild blueberries, followed by hints of menthol, rose hip tea and underbrush. The medium to full-bodied palate is packed with energy-charged red and black fruit layers, supported by exquisitely ripe, fine-grained tannins and bold freshness, finishing long and fragrant. Mmmm, that is good! Drink 2024-2040.
94+ points
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (Apr 2021)

The 2018 Les Perrières de Lafleur is a total knock-out. Soaring aromatics make a strong opening statement. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, new leather, mocha, spice, licorice and menthol infuse the 2018 with a real sense of brooding power and intensity. The 2018 is a serious wine that will benefit from time in the cellar. In a word: superb. Drink 2026-2043.
93 points
Antonio Galloni - Vinous

A refined and crafted red from this appellation with blueberry, dried mushroom and bark undertones. It’s medium-bodied with integrated and lightly dusty tannins and a flavorful finish. More linear this year. Merlot and bouschet. Better in 2023.
93 points
James Suckling

The 2018 Les Perrières de Lafleur comes from a massal selection of vines from Château Lafleur planted on the clay and limestone soils in Fronsac. Based on 51% Cabernet Franc and 49% Merlot aged 15 months in one-third new French oak, it has a stately, regal style offering medium to full-bodied richness, notes of blackcurrant, black cherries, graphite, chalky minerality, white truffle, and violets, a broad, expansive mouthfeel, and building tannins. It shares a similar elegance and seamlessness with its Pomerol counterpoint, yet the high percentage of Cabernet Franc and different terroir give it a style all its own. It's a beautiful wine that needs 2-4 years of bottle age and will evolve for 15+ years. As I wrote after tasting it from barrel, if you find a bottle, you should buy it! Drink 2023-2038.
95 points
Jeb Dunnuck

Extreme limestone personality with a high percentage of Cabernet Franc - massal selection from Lafleur. This is austere at this point and needs time to unroll. This is linear with chalky tannins, juicy dark fruits and a salivating quality on the finish. Excellent grip and tenacity, has a real sense of personality and a wine that you would be happy to share. First vintage under this name. Just four plots producing now, 3.3ha in total although they hope to get to 4.5ha, so around the same size as Lafleur. Drink 2024 - 2034.
94 points
Jane Anson - Decanter