Château Lafleur is a Bordeaux wine from the appellation Pomerol and it’s among the rarest and expensive wines, a wine that is widely cited as one of the world’s finest. Chateau Lafleur is a unique expression of Pomerol. It combines power, elegance, opulence, and an exotic, kinky, overripe, dark cherry, and minerality character, that delivers one of the finest and most unique sensations found in any wine. It is also among the longest-lived wines from Pomerol as well as in all of Bordeaux. The best vintages take 2 to 3 decades to develop their incredible character. Since 1984 the estate has also produced a second wine named Les Pensées de Lafleur, which has been termed an “insider’s secret”. Château Lafleur produces four other wines in the Fronsadais; Château Grand Village, Château Grand-Village, G Acte and Les Champs Libres.
The exotic, nearly over the top 2003 exhibits a southern Rhone-like characteristic of kirsch liqueur intermixed with raspberries and flowers. Sweet fruit, high levels of glycerin (the alcohol is less than 13.5%), and high but silky tannins have resulted in a broad, expansive, terrific example of Lafleur that should be at its finest between 2008-2025. Along with Petrus, this stunning, full-bodied 2003 is a candidate for the top wine of Pomerol. [95 Points, Robert M. Parker Jr. April 2006, robertparker.com]