This stunning Bordeaux is sold only as a vertical, with one bottle each of the 2006, 2007, and 2008. A lovely little gem, we tasted these wines a few years ago and were told it was meant for restaurants only...we were pretty in love, so we convinced them to sell us six bottles, two of each vintage.
2006- The 2006 Château La Fleur-Petrus has a fragrant, crushed rose petal bouquet mixed with raspberry coulis and wild strawberry scents, the oak beautifully blends in with dry precision. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, well-judged acidity, bright blueberry and black plum notes mixed with cedar and minerals towards the finish. This wine is thriving with time in the cellar!
2007- The 2007 La Fleur-Petrus has a lifted nose, the fruit more red than black, with cranberry, wild strawberry mingling with touches of warm gravel and dried herbs. The palate is rounded and savory, almost meaty. The acidity is well-balanced and it has a very harmonious, ferrous finish that caresses the palate. It's aging well beside the 2006 and the 2008.
2008- The 2008 La Fleur-Petrus is a remarkably sexy, opulent wine that transcends the vintage character. Its dense plum, ruby color is accompanied by notes of sweet black cherries, licorice, truffles and a hint of graphite. Full-bodied with silky tannin as well as undeniable appeal, richness, purity and a finish that just keeps on giving.