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La Fleur-Petrus

La Fleur Petrus

“I had visited the 2010 Petrus about an hour before I had La Fleur-Petrus. I was dumbfounded – it appeared to have a character nearly identical to the great Petrus!” Robert Parker

Chateau La Fleur-Petrus 2010 offers something remarkable; “it appeared to have a character nearly identical to the great Petrus!” (Robert Parker). Parker, alongside his close friends Michael Rolland and Christian Mouiex, has nurtured the staggering success of Pomerol and so Parker’s declaration that the 2010 displays all the greatness of Petrus cannot be underestimated. In fact La Fleur-Petrus lies on the north-eastern advantage of the high plateau of Pomerol, where the vineyards benefits from soil and gravel, accompanying the famous blue clay. It is situated across the road from Petrus and adjacent from Lafleur.

La Fleur-Petrus takes its name from its neighbours and remains a combination of the two greatest chateaux in Pomerol. The 18 hectare Estate is a single row of vines from La Fleur and almost equally as close to Petrus; planted with 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Production of La Fleur-Petrus is miniscule, similar to Petrus, averaging 3,750 cases a year.

The Estate was known for its terroir in the 19th and 20th Century and when Jean-Pierre Moueix (owners of Petrus) bought the chateau in 1953 from the Garet family it began to fulfil its potential.