La Fleur Petrus 柏翠之花 2012 (OWC 6)
Price: $1580 / bottle
|Minimum order:||6 bottles|
By Vinous in 2016 (AG96)
Exotic and explosive in the glass, the 2012 La Fleur-Pétrus is another standout in the Moueix portfolio. Graphite, smoke, incense and plum are some of the notes that open up in this exquisite bouquet. The 2012 possesses remarkable depth and intensity for the year. Gravel, smoke, sage, wild flowers, game and tobacco add the final shades of nuance on a powerful, virile finish endowed with remarkable salinity and freshness from the Cabernet Franc.
By Robert Parker in 2015 (RP95)
Christian Moueix and his winemaking team have done a remarkable job over the last decade to bring La Fleur-Petrus into the league of Pomerol’s titans. Now a worthy rival to Trotanoy, Petrus, La Fleur, Le Gay, La Violette and Vieux Chateau Certan, the dense ruby/purple 2012 La Fleur-Petrus has beautiful silky tannins, and stunning rich black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, stunning purity, symmetry and overall character and complexity. This beauty should drink well for another 15-20 years. The final blend is classic – 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.
By Wine Spectator in 2016 (WS94)
One of the successes in this vintage, with alluring bay and tobacco notes already emerging from the core of lush plum, raspberry and red licorice flavors. There’s a nice thread of plum pit and charcoal for spine, with alluring earth tones through the finish. —Non-blind La Fleur-Pétrus vertical (December 2015). Best from 2018 through 2028. 2,833 cases made.