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2018 Ch. La Fleur de Bouard Lalande-de-Pomerol

2018 Ch. La Fleur de Bouard Lalande-de-Pomerol

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93 Points Jeff Leve
2018 Ch. La Fleur de Bouard Lalande-de-Pomerol
93 Points Jeff Leve

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En Primeur product: order now for arrival mid 2021. Deliciously expressive wine from a leading producer in the up and coming Bordeaux zone of Lalande-de-Pomerol, the La Fleur Boüard is serious stuff. Merlot is supported by Cabernets Franc and Sauvignon, giving a depth and exotic spice to this otherwise bright and red-fruited, juicy and outgoing wine. One of the most highly regarded offerings from this region neighbouring Pomerol, this is an estate to watch. To remove foreign exchange risk for our customers, listed prices are all up final landed cost including GST. Payment is due on invoice/order placement, with delivery in mid 2021.

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$62.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon

Its Origins

Château La Fleur de Boüard was begun by the de Boüard family in 1998. Benefitting from the inventive know-how of Hubert, Coralie and Matthieu de Boüard, supported by their technical director Philippe Nunes, Château La Fleur de Boüard has flourished and become the flagship of the Lalande-de-Pomerol appellation. Blended with 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the fruit from each individual plot is vinified separately using gravity alone in small truncated cone-shaped tanks. The wine is then aged in oak for 18 to 24 months in barrels, of which 75% are new.

What The Critics Say

91-93/100 Wine Cellar Insider, Jeff Leve

"The earthy, dark chocolate, licorice, black cherry and floral aromatics are just great, But it is on the silky, palate that you really get into the wine. The opulent fruits, freshness and velvet tannins in a restrained style work this year. The wine is made from blending 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon."

89-91+/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown

"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 La Fleur de Boüard displays pronounced scents of baked blackberries, black cherry coulis and tilled soil with hints of kirsch, dried herbs and fungi. Medium to full-bodied with generous black fruits and a soft texture, it has just enough freshness and an earthy finish. The blend here is 85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon."

16.5/20 JancisRobinson.com, Julia Harding MW

"Inky crimson with purple rim. Fresh and juicy on the palate with a lightness of touch that makes this very drinkable. Nicely dry tannins. Bright and persistent, not simple. 85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon grown on clay and sand over gravel. Barrel sample. (JH)" Drink 2022 - 2028

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Merlot

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Bordeaux

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2020 - 20328

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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