Chateau La Fleur de Bouard Lalande de Pomerol 2018
94 Points Jeb Dunnuck
Always one of the gems in a vintage, the 2018 Château La Fleur De Boüard is a no-brainer purchase and has a ripe, medium to full-bodied, sexy style that carries lots of sweet cassis, spicy oak, flowers, and scorched earth-like aromas and flavors. With plenty of fruit, notable freshness and purity, and the vintage's elegant, seamless style front and center, it's already hard to resist, yet it will integrate its oak over the coming 3-4 years and shine over the following decade or more.
93 Points James Suckling
Black plum and blueberry on the nose with dark chocolate, clove, oyster shell and walnut husk. It’s full-bodied with firm, silky tannins. Layered and flavorful. Open already, but better from 2023.
A color of Indian ink with dark crimson tinges. Complex, it exudes aromas of black and red fruits, like wild strawberries and cherries, mingled with a hint of sweet spice, vanilla, and mocha. The first taste is supple with good structure revealing its powerfulness; it is tremendously velvety-smooth. The tannins are clearly perceptible and pleasantly integrated. The flavors are delightfully long.
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