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Date Printed: 12/17/2014
Chateau Lafleur  2005
Chateau Lafleur 2005
(search item no. 95885)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 100 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 12/17/2014: $1,999.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 James Suckling rating: 100 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 100 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 98 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1990 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
1989 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1988 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1982 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
1979 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
1975 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
1950 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
1947 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
1945 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Chateau Lafleur is located at the crest of the Pomerol plateau directly adjacent to Chateau Petrus and contiguous to Chateaux La Fleur Petrus, Le Gay, Vieux Chateau Certan and Hosanna. The vineyard is 4.5 ha in size or approximately 9 acres. The vineyard, though small, contains a great diversity of soil types: a gravel slope to the north west, a clay-gravel soil toward the south, a gravel-sand soil toward the east and a rich vein of marl toward the center of the vineyard. It is the diversity of soil types that contributes the indescribable complexity to the wines of Lafleur. The vineyard of Lafleur is planted to Merlot (50%) and to Cabernet Franc (50%) one of the highest percentages of this varietal in the appellation. The vines average 30 years in age.
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About Chateau Lafleur:

The chateaux of Pomerol were never officially classified but Chateau Lafleur is one of the top quality properties in Pomerol. It is perhaps the only chateau in Pomerol that can rival Chateau Petrus.