The vines of Lafleur-Gazin lie on the edge of the clay-rich, central plateau of Pomerol, beside two famous neighbours. Châteaux Gazin and La Fleur-Pétrus. The vineyards are managed by Ets. Jean-Pierre Moueix, on behalf of their owner, Madame Delfour-Borderie. There is a relatively high proportion (for Pomerol) of Cabernet Franc – 20% – bringing complexity and vivacity, the other 80% being Merlot. Average age of the vines is more than 30 years, with a fifth to a quarter of the barrels being renewed each year. Like many Pomerol châteaux, this is a small property, with just 21 acres under vines. The wine is particularly successful in 2013, and clearly outshines several famous, and more expensive, Pomerol properties. The colour is attractive purple-red of medium depth, the nose being fresh, open and ripe. The palate has a plump, beguiling fleshiness to it, with full structure, excellent length, and a lovely, harmonious aftertaste (for drinking 2017-2022+).
2013 Château Lafleur-Gazin, Pomerol
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