lafleur 1978 Zoom

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SoDivin rating

90-94 / 100

Very good


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825,00 € tax incl. 687,50 € tax excl.
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Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson
Dep dark ruby with a mature rim. Finer, sleeker, less opulent nose than the 1979. Very well mannered and fresh and lively. Tannins less obvious than in the 1979. More compact and less flashy than the 1979. Very racy and refreshing. Neat, with Cabernet Franc in the ascendant. A very attractive wine for current drinking with nothing in excess. Still very vibrant and fruity – surprisingly so for most 1978s have had a note of decay for some time. Very pretty indeed. Very refreshing and neat.
93 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
More and more the 1978 Lafleur is looking like one of the two or three finest wines of the vintage, along with La Mission-Haut-Brion and Latour. This dark plumgarnet-colored wine exhibits a knock-out nose of black cherry fruit intermixed with licorice, minerals, cedar, and spice. Medium to full-bodied, with powerful tannin remaining, this highly extracted wine is atypical for the 1978 vintage. It is a weighty, broad-shouldered, muscular, virile 1978 that is just beginning to reveal secondary nuances and complexity. I have always thought this wine could develop along the lines of the 1966, and I am more convinced than ever that it is the seventies clone of that vintage.
92 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
Layered and complex, with loads of cassis and blackberry flavors and classic-tasting Lafleur terroir coming through in the mineral, lead pencil, wet earth character. A bit tougher than the '70.
92 / 100
To taste a Lefleur is a gift from above. Upon opening the bottle we were a bit worried. 1978 is not a legendary vintage. The color is a bit light. On the first smell we notice the acidity. It smells like cherry, moist earth, cedar. The mouth is racy, of medium density but neat. This wine is very good but not exceptional.
But often with old vintages, the second part of the bottle reveals itself differently. The wine is denser, richer, and more complex. The substance, fine and racy, assumed its rights. This wine is excellent, full of fruit, softness and magic perfumes.
90 / 100
Franck Dubourdieu
Franck Dubourdieu
Vintage 1978
Rating 90-94
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pomerol
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Price More than 300 €
Château Lafleur
Country France
Château informations
Chateau Lafleur: This small vineyard of 4.5 hectares, located on the Pomerol appellation, the wine of Château Lafleur is certainly one of the rarest wines and the most sought. Made from merlot and cabernet franc (50% and 50%), the wines of Chateau Lafleur are of a quality out-of-common. All these elements and limited production (averaging 12,000 bottles, one of the smallest with Le Pin Pomerol) explain the high price of Château Lafleur.

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