2008 Ch La Fleur De Bouard Lalande De Pomerol
LA FLEUR DE BO‹ARD LALANDE-DE-POMEROL 2008
A pretty and very drinkable wine now with chocolate, berry and sweet tobacco character. Medium to full body, with delicate velvety tannins and a delicious finish. Better in 2012.
by James Suckling, December 20th, 2010
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LA FLEUR DE BO‹ARD Lalande-de-Pomerol 2008
Quite toasty, with lots of coffee and warm cocoa notes, followed by mulled fig, plum and black currant fruit and a healthy dose of maduro tobacco on the broad, fleshy finish. Not shy in style, but good underlying acidity keeps it all together. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2014. 5,830 cases made.
by James Molesworth, Feb 28, 2011
Ch La Fleur de BoŁard 2008 Lalande-de-Pomerol
Very black. Some meaty energy and succulence. Sleek and transparent but certainly not as though it comes from an inferior terroir. Though just a bit drying on the finish. Very sweet and round. Low key. Not too rich or over extracted. Good balance. Lively. Serious wine. I preferred this to the 'special' bottling below. And I did try not to be influenced by the weight of the bottle...
Rated 16.5/20 - Drink 2013 to 2019
by Jancis Robinson MW, 17 May 2009
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2008 La Fleur de Bouard
A sleeper of the vintage, the slightly oaky 2008 exhibits sweet, fleshy raspberry and black currant fruit intermixed with hints of flowers, caramel, coffee and chocolate. Consume it over the next 6-8 years. Drink: 2011 - 2019
by Robert M. Parker, Jr., Wine Advocate #194, May 2011
--The Wine Advocate
Ch‚teau La Fleur de BoŁard represents the brilliant harvest that resulted from the seed planted by the de BoŁard family in this vineyard in 1998. Benefitting from the inventive know-how of Hubert, Coralie and Matthieu de BoŁard, supported by their technical director Philippe Nunes, Ch‚teau La Fleur de BoŁard has flourished and become the flagship of the Lalande-de-Pomerol appellation.
Blended with 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the fruit from each individual plot is vinified separately using gravity alone in small truncated cone-shaped tanks. The wine is then aged in oak for 18 to 24 months in barrels, of which 75% are new.
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