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 2004 Lafleur is unquestionably a candidate for the wine of the vintage. Boasting extraordinary intensity and richness as well as complex notes of kirsch liqueur, raspberries, truffles, and earth, this rich, full-bodied effort is atypically expansive and deep for the vintage. Dense, smoky, and impressive, it should be at its peak between 2010-2030. [95 Points, Robert M. Parker Jr., June 2006, robertparker.com]