2017 Lafleur Pomerol

  • Lafleur Pomerol futures
BIN: LAFR17

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Buying Futures—also known as En Primeur—means purchasing wine that is still maturing in the barrel. This is wine that has not yet been bottled. To purchase wine at the first release price, when the margins made by wine merchants are smallest. In most vintages, although not always the case, the price of the wine increases and the margins made by wine merchants also increase once the wine is offered for sale in bottle.

Wine currently held in Bordeaux. Estimated arrival in the US: fall 2020. Only available in 6 bottle original wooden cases.
 

Tasting Note

Serena Sutcliffe, MW: Cabernet Franc 53%, Merlot 47%. 46 hl/ha. A lovely scent assails you immediately – violets and cassis. On the palate, there is real concentration in the centre, with an explosion of myriad fruits, a long finish and a sweet sign-off. The family are smiling here. 
Adam Bilbey: 47% Merlot, 53% Cabernet Franc. More depth and volume than the Pensees and the Cabernet Franc far more. Expanse to the nose with black cherry, plums, and blackcurrant leaf and a raspberry like menthol lift. There is also a saline edge that really offers an added dimension. Not as brooding as some Lafleur vintages but a great balance of fruit and the freshness of vintage. A darker core of fruit, with a tannic grip giving this a broad shouldered structure. The fresh, saline character of the vintage gives focus and direction. More age worthy than most I think. 

Ratings

SOTHEBY'S 93-95
Wine Advocate 97-100

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