Château Lafleur Pomerol 2016
This tiny property is just 9.1 acres, with gravel, clay and sand soils. It has all the hallmarks of a little bit of Burgundy in Bordeaux. Elegant and finessed, this is gloriously fresh with attractive red fruit and builds to a super bright finish.
"The 2016 Lafleur is blended of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot grown mainly on gravel over clay. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the nose begins by slowly releasing gorgeous, beguiling scents of truffles, black soil, crushed rocks and smoked meats, giving way to a beautiful perfume of red roses, dark chocolate-covered cherries, oolong tea and lavender with wafts of cigar box and iron ore. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is completely coated with taut, tightly wound yet ethereally weighted layers of earth, mineral and perfumed black fruits, firmly fixed by very fine-grained tannins and great freshness, finishing very long and incredibly fragrant." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate