Chateau Lafleur 2008

Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

$750.00 $499.00
Save $251.00
Item No. 103728
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP94
  • ST93
  • WS91
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:
  • 2007
  • RP93
  • WS92
  • 2006
  • RP95
  • WS93
  • 2004
  • RP94
  • 2003
  • RP95
  • 2001
  • RP92
  • 2000
  • RP100
  • 1998
  • RP90
  • 1996
  • RP90
  • 1995
  • RP93
  • 1994
  • RP93
  • 1990
  • RP97
  • 1989
  • RP95
  • 1988
  • RP94
  • 1982
  • RP100
  • 1979
  • RP98
  • 1975
  • RP100
  • 1950
  • RP100
  • 1947
  • RP100
  • 1945
  • RP100
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Winemaker's Notes

Blend: 54% Cabernet Franc, 46% Merlot

Critical Acclaim

"The 2008 Lafleur is a wine to buy from this very under-rated vintage. A blend of 54% Cabernet Franc and 46% Merlot, the wine has a similar color to the 2010, only less purple. With a beautiful nose of boysenberry , black cherry, damp earth and truffle-like notes in what is clearly a classic style, it is built in a masculine, full-bodied manner along the lines of the 1988 or perhaps 1996. This wine needs a good 5-7 years of cellaring and should keep 30 years. It is certainly one of the most backward 2008s from Pomerol."
94 Points

"Bright, moderately saturated ruby-red. Wonderfully floral, pure nose offers penetrating blueberry, red cherry and violet scents. Sweet on entry, then tight and youthfully medicinal in the middle, with flavors of blackcurrant, raspberry and camphor complicated by a strong mineral presence. A wonderfully balanced Lafleur, but with a firm tannic spine that will require years to resolve. Finishes juicy, precise and very long.
Rating: 93(+?)"
93 Points

"A bright, fresh, very pure style, with raspberry and bitter cherry fruit flavors laced with judicious toast and a streak of red licorice. The nicely fleshy finish puts on weight as it airs in the glass, developing alluring notes of black tea and incense."
91 Points

Learn About Chateau Lafleur Map ItMap It

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.

Learn About Pomerol

POH-mehr-all Small and Seductive It's a tiny region, and it has no classification system. But the wines produced from Pomerol can be sensuous and life-changing. Here lies Chateau Petrus, one of the most expensive and sought-after wines of the world - many vintages commanding prices higher than the first-growth chateaux of the Medoc. The area is all vines, with no real town...

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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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