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Chateau Lafleur 1975

Auction:
2398
Lot:
97
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$1,215$1,000

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Auction:
Fine Wines - 2398
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 14, 2008 6:00PM

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Chateau Lafleur 1975
Pomerol u. very top shoulder, glue striping, capsule wear
"Tasted 13 Times With Consistently Improving And Remarkable Notes The 1975 Lafleur is a monster wine. While it is fashionable to criticize the 1975 vintage, it is a spectacular year for many Pomerols. There are some terrific successes that may prove to be the modern day equivalents of the 1928 vintage (i.e., La Mission-Haut-Brion, Leoville Las-Cases, Leoville-Barton, Petrus, L'Evangile, Le Gay, Trotanoy, and Latour). The 1975 Lafleur needs, and I underscore the word needs, another 20 years of cellaring. It reveals a dark purple/garnet color, with no amber at the edge. The nose reluctantly offers up aromas of minerals, flowers, licorice, coffee, and cassis. There is awesome concentration, as well as a frightfully high tannin level. I have enjoyed it when it has been decanted for 2-3 hours before serving. The wine exhibits sweet fruit, and it has the potential to achieve perfection around 2010. This should prove to be the most enormous, concentrated, and backward wine of the 1975 vintage, with perhaps 70-100 years of longevity. It is a monumental effort. " R. Parker, 100 pts. 10/94 1 bottle
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Keywords

Chateau Lafleur, La Mission, Latour, Leoville, French wines, Pomerol, Provence wine, Wine, Wine tasting

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