Château La Fleur Petrus takes its name from its nearest neighbours. The vineyard is located less than a stone’s throw from Petrus. You can walk to Château Lafleur because it is also adjacent to the vineyards of La Fleur-Petrus.
Presentation of the Château
In 1953, Château La Fleur Petrus was bought by Jean-Pierre Moueix of the Garret family. Before this sale, it was owned by many owners, including the Arnaud family, who also owned Petrus. Château La Fleur Petrus expanded its land in 1994, when it added 4 hectares of old vines to its Pomerol vineyard. These vines were obtained once again from their famous neighbour, Château Le Gay.
Best vintage of the Fleur-Pétrus: Wine Advocate mark
Château La Fleur-Pétrus 2009
97/100 Robert Parker, the 23th December 2011
“Even with considerable juvenile characteristics, this stunning and open La Fleur-Pétrus 2009 is quite accessible. This legendary terroir sandwiched between Petrus and Lafleur (hence the name) usually produces one of the most elegant Pomerol, but in 2009 it offers an additional dimension of flavor intensity as well as more texture and concentration. It reveals a super seductive scent of mocha, silty soil, herbs, black cherries and blackcurrant, truffles and licorice, whole body and velvety tannins.The general impression is that of intensity, power, glycerin and richness, as well as its elegance.”
Château la Fleur-Pétrus 2010
97/100 Robert Parker, the 28th February 2013
This wine has a character similar to its street neighbor, Petrus, displaying characteristics of sweet blackberry and intense black fruits, with a hint of vanillin and black cherry jam. Full-bodied, extravagant and succulent, with a middle of mouth like a skyscraper and a phenomenal length of nearly 50 seconds, the wine reveals a lot of tannins, but the voluptuous fruit, Power and glycerin in general conceal many. Elegant but of an irresistible and authoritarian richness, the Château La Fleur-Petrus 2010 is a truly magnificent wine. This 2010 is one of the most remarkable wines ever produced in this field.”
Recommended tasting date: This 2010 can be drunk no or put in the cellar for another 25 and 30 ans.
Château La Fleur-Pétrus 2015
96/100 Lisa Perrot-Brown, the 21st February 2018
“Combined with 92% Merlot, 7.5% Cabernet Franc and 0.5% Petit Verdot, Fleur-Petrus 2015 is a little reluctant on the nose, offering seductive notes of ploughed soil, black olives, cold cuts and dried Provence herbs. Core of candied plums, black cherries and black raspberries with hints of tar and new leather. Full-bodied, rich, mellow and seductive on the palate, it ends with persistent and revealing earthy/salty layers that will allow you to reach another glass.”
Recommended tasting date: Still too young today, drinking from 2022 to 2045.
Château La Fleur-Pétrus 2012
96/100 Neal Martin, the 28th October 2016
“Blind tasting at Southwold Bordeaux. The Fleur Pétrus 2012 presents a fresh and minty bouquet, vigorous and lively, with notes of red cherries, raspberries and blackcurrants under which is a layer of damp limestone. The mouth is moderately robust with fine tannins. It is a more sober Pomerol but there is a real shade here, black truffle and leather that tint the introspective black fruit. But behind it, there is harmony and finesse, despite the impressive length and hold. It may be slightly overtaken by the sensational Trotanoy, but Pomerol fans can enjoy this fantastic La Fleur-Petrus from the JP Moueix team. Tasted in January 2016.”
Recommended tasting date: Still too young today, drinking from 2022 to 2045.
Château la Fleur-Pétrus 2017
94-96/100 Lisa Perrot-Brown the 27th April 2018
“A final assemblage of 91% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Fleur-Petrus very deep garnet color has a rather earthy nose, notions of black soil, mossy bark and truffle on a kernel of blackcurrant, blackberries and canned plums as well as hints of espresso, anise and peppercorns. Full-bodied to full-bodied, firm, grainy and fresh, the sturdy frame supports generous black and blue fruits with earthy accents and fantastic length.”
Recommended tasting date: this wine is still very young. It will take at least 10 years to get out of your cellar.
Château La Fleur-Pétris 2008
95/100 Robert Parker, the 2nd May 2011
“La Fleur Petrus 2008 (90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc) is a sumptuous and opulent wine that transcends the vintage character. Its plum/ ruby/ dense purple color is accompanied by notes of sweet black cherry, liquorice, truffle and a hint of graphite. Full-bodied with silky tannins and an undeniable appeal, richness, purity and a final of more than 40 seconds, this is a big purchase in 2008. Drink it for the next 20 years.”
Recommended tasting date: Drink it now or until 2031.
Château La Fleur-Pétris 1950
95/100 Robert Parker en 1998
“It is an ancient and exceptional wine. Extremely dense and opaque in colour, without signs of age, the nose offered oriental spices, including aromas of soy, liquorice and black fruits. On the palate, the wine is dense, mellow and exceptionally rich.”
Recommended tasting date: Drink it quickly.
Château La Fleur-Pétris 2014
94/100 Neal Martin, the 31st March 2017
The Fleur Petrus 2014 is impressive in cask and continues to demonstrate quality in bottle. It has a nice engaging bouquet with currant and cranberry, a superb minerality and energy, a real concentration and a sense of driving in situ. The mouth is semi-sturdy with fine tannins, a sense of symmetry and balance from beginning to end. It may have turned into a wine a little more elegant and feminine than I expected, less bullish than the Hosanna. But there is a real complexity in the finish with the black pepper and cloves that persist on the aftertaste. It’s superb.”
Recommended tasting date: from 2020 to 2045
Château La Fleur-Pétrus 1998
94/100 Lisa Perrot-Brown, the 31st May 2018
“Tasted with magnum, Fleur-Petrus 1998 has seductive notes of hoisin sauce, cold cuts, cigar box, sandalwood and potpourri with a core of dried blackberry, kirsch, plum and menthol with hints of tobacco, of fig and leather. Smooth and satin textured in the semi-sturdy to robust mouth, it has earthy bags and aromas of blackcurrant shakes that highlight dried berries and earthy layers, to finish with a spicy lift.”
Recommended tasting date: From now to 2035
Château The Fleur-Pétrus 2000
93+/100 Robert Parker, the 29th June 2010
I am not convinced that the 2000 La Fleur Petrus will eclipse the 1998, which did even better in a recent tasting. Nevertheless, it is a formidable effort of this area, caught in sandwich between the sacred vineyards of Petrus and Lafleur.A deep plum/ruby color is followed by aromas of mocha, kirsch liqueur, loamy soil, spice box and liquorice. It is an opulent, semi-full-bodied to full-bodied, big, substantial but elegant, precise, with a beautiful purity. It just begins to drink well and and should continue to age for another 10 years or more. One of the two bottles I tasted was corked.
Recommended tasting date: From now until 2020
Wine and Vineyard
The Château La Fleur Petrous is an elegant, sensual, fine wine from Bordeaux de Pomerol that, in some years, has the ability to age and improve gracefully for decades. The Pomerol vineyard of 18,7 hectares of the Château La Fleur-Petrus is composed of 91% of Merlot, 6% of Cabernet Franc and 3% of Petit Verdot. This marks a big change in the vineyard, which was 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc until around 2012. Located on the northern slope of the Pomerol plateau, the vineyard of La Fleur Petrus can be divided into 3 main blocks, consisting of several smaller plots. To the north, you find more gravel. In the south of the vineyard is where you encounter more clay and in the middle of their vineyards you have a slightly warmer micro-climate with more gravel. Located on the famous Pomerol plateau, at its peak, the vineyard rises to 38 meters.