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2005 Lafleur (Pomerol)

750 ml - Standard Bottle
Colour : Red
Producer : Lafleur (Pomerol)
Country : France
Region : Bordeaux
Sub Region : Pomerol
Variety : Proprietary Blend
Vintage : 2005
Capacity : 750 ml - Standard Bottle
Rating : AG97+ - Vinous by Antonio Galloni
Tasting Note : The 2005 Lafleur does not quite match up to previous examples and certainly juxtaposed against the 2000 Lafleur, I have a preference for the millennial. Still, I am quibbling. It has a tightly-wound bouquet at first with blackberry, wild strawberry, black truffle and minerals that only reluctantly unfolds over the course of two or three hours. I cannot recall the nose on the 2005 being so obdurate! The palate is medium-bodied, the tannins not quite as fine as the 2000, and grainy in texture. The Cabernet Franc is more expressive towards the finish, imparting notes of dried blood and cured meat. This remains a great Pomerol although I do not find it ageing with the same level of grace as the 2000. Tasted at the Christies’ Lafleur masterclass in London

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