A very dark, vivid hue of Indian ink; this color still looks very young. t exudes aromas of black fruit, blackberries, as well as chocolaty hints and a delicate touch of truffle. Supple on the first taste, very rich and round, with flavors of black fruit that evoke the aromas. The tannins are clearly perceptible, but pleasantly melted. The flavors are delightfully long-lasting.
"A tremendous achievement by Hubert de Bouard, the 2000 La Plus de la Fleur de Bouard (a 420-case luxury cuvee) is a blend of 80% Merlot and the rest primarily Cabernet Franc and a dollop of Cabernet Sauvignon. Filled with richness and intensity, with elegance, harmony, and poise, it is one of the top wines of the vintage. Sadly, very little is available. Approachable, with a velvety texture as well as abundant notes of blueberries, coffee, black currants, kirsch, smoke, and licorice, it is a massive, rich (but not heavy) wine that should drink well for another 10-15 years."
The Wine Advocate