Chateau La Fleur St. Emilion 2005

Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Price: $47.99
Item No. 95307
  • WS91
  • RP90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Chateau La Fleur is a true mixture of tradition and contemporary change. Traditional picking by hand, with two sorting operations of the fruit. We keep the best traditions and choose the new developments the most adapted to our terroir, to enable it to express itself as best as it can.

Critical Acclaim

"Dark ruby in color, almost purple. Shows intense blackberry, with mineral, fresh tobacco and cigar box aromas. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a long, pretty finish. Best after 2012."
91 Points

"A St.-Emilion fruit-bomb, the soft, luscious, seductive 2005 La Fleur is filled with copious quantities of black cherries and blackberries as well as a notion of underbrush. Soft, smooth, and hedonistic, this sensual, pleasure-filled wine can be enjoyed over the next decade."
90 Points

Learn About Chateau La Fleur Map ItMap It

Known in 1898 under the name "Cru Merissac", then in 1929 as "La Fleur Merissac", the first label with Chateau La Fleur, Saint-Emilion 1st Grand Cru appeared in 1949.

In 2002, Chateau Dassault purchased its closest neighbour, Chateau La Fleur, with the intention of elevating this wine to Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe status. Laurent Dassault decided to invest in this estate located on a clayey promontory on the northern slops of the appellation area, to enable its marvellous terroir to express its true value.

Learn About St-Emilion

(saint eh-meel-YOHN) Medieval Village, Modern Wine A region named after the charming, quaint historical town in Bordeaux, St-Émilion is situated on the right bank of Bordeaux. It's grapes of choice are Merlot and Cabernet Franc (called Bouchet on the right bank). The region has its own classification system, updated and revised every few years. Two of the hottest chateaux...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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