CHATEAU LAFLEUR

©Linden Wilkie, 16 April 2021

A couple of weeks before leaving Singapore for Hong Kong (I am halfway through my 21 day self-isolation – see you soon!) I had the chance to share a bottle of 1999 Château Lafleur. I noted – 
Full garnet with a lightly bricked rim; a nose mixing cool wet earth with sweet cherry and a hint of cherry liqueur; lush on the palate, and for ’99 notably concentrated, sweet, ripe and appealing. The profile is unusually yielding, friendly, round in texture and full of ripe fruit. There’s a mineral depth here too. As it opened in the glass, a touch of milk chocolate emerged on the finish. 94

As I both enjoyed and contemplated this wine in the glass, I was reminded just how special Lafleur is. The Guinaudeau family’s ancestor Henri Greloud bought this rectangular 4.5ha parcel in Pomerol in 1872 – a ‘garden vineyard’ comprising three terroirs for this label – sandy-clay gravels, clay gravels, and gravelly sands. It’s this rare combination of different soils within this small plot, high on the Pomerol plateau, and through equal parts Merlot and Bouchet (the Cabernet Franc propagated from massale selections here through generations), that the natural intensity, aromatic and flavour complexity, the power and finesse unique to Lafleur can be delivered.

It occurred to me, as I sipped this wine, why it appeals so much. Firstly, in any vintage, the wine shows an amazing capacity to pack so much into the glass, yet deliver it with finesse. But it is also about what it delivers. This split between Bouchet and Merlot I think of as a split between the mind and the heart. There is at once a coolness, an herb and spice and wet earth dimension, and structure, all of which keep the cerebral mind engaged, sip by sip as these layers evolve. Yet, there is also simply the most seductive cherry-scented fruit, with the kind of extract and perfume that sets the heart racing.

We are proud today to be ambassadeurs for the Guinaudeau family wines, including this one. Our love for and interest in Lafleur stretches back many years, and for more detail on vintages, you can read my report of two vertical tastings we hosted in 2017. For an example to enjoy today I’d recommend the 1999. We also have a selection of 15 vintages on offer, and we would be happy to offer advice on choosing the right one for you.

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Vintage Wine Bottle Size Unit of sale Qty of unit Qty of btl Btl price (HKD) Score Location
1986 Chateau Lafleur 750 BOTTLE 11 11 6,800 WA94 HK
1986 Chateau Lafleur 750 BOTTLE 2 2 6,800 WA94 SHOP
1992 Chateau Lafleur 750 BOTTLE 6 6 4,500 WA91 HK
1992 Chateau Lafleur 750 BOTTLE 3 3 4,500 WA91 SHOP
1993 Chateau Lafleur 1500 BOTTLE 4 4 8,500 WA90 HK
1993 Chateau Lafleur 1500 BOTTLE 2 2 8,500 WA90 SHOP
1994 Chateau Lafleur 750 BOTTLE 1 1 4,800 WA91 HK
1994 Chateau Lafleur 750 BOTTLE 3 3 4,800 WA91 SHOP
1996 Chateau Lafleur 750 BOTTLE 2 2 4,800 WA90 HK
1996 Chateau Lafleur 750 OWC6 17 102 4,800 WA90 HK
1996 Chateau Lafleur 750 BOTTLE 5 5 4,800 WA90 SHOP
1996 Chateau Lafleur 750 BOTTLE 18 18 4,800 WA90 HK-P
2004 Chateau Lafleur 750 BOTTLE 14 14 4,200 WA94 HK
2004 Chateau Lafleur 750 OWC6 1 6 4,200 WA94 HK
2004 Chateau Lafleur 750 BOTTLE 4 4 4,200 WA94 SHOP
2004 Chateau Lafleur 1500 BOTTLE 2 2 9,000 WA94 SHOP
2004 Chateau Lafleur 6000 OWC1 1 1 45,000 WA94 SHOP
2005 Chateau Lafleur 1500 BOTTLE 2 2 30,000 WA100 HK
2005 Chateau Lafleur 1500 BOTTLE 2 2 30,000 WA100 SHOP
2006 Chateau Lafleur 3000 OWC1 5 5 25,000 WA95 HK
2007 Chateau Lafleur 1500 BOTTLE 2 2 9,000 WA93 HK
2007 Chateau Lafleur 1500 BOTTLE 2 2 9,000 WA93 SHOP
2008 Chateau Lafleur 750 BOTTLE 1 1 5,200 WA96 HK
2008 Chateau Lafleur 750 OWC6 6 36 5,200 WA96 HK
2008 Chateau Lafleur 750 BOTTLE 3 3 5,200 WA96 SHOP
1986 Chateau Lafleur
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 6,800 / BTL 11 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
11
Qty of btl
11
Btl price (HKD)
6,800
Score
WA94
Location
HK
1986 Chateau Lafleur
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 6,800 / BTL 2 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
6,800
Score
WA94
Location
SHOP
1992 Chateau Lafleur
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 4,500 / BTL 6 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
6
Qty of btl
6
Btl price (HKD)
4,500
Score
WA91
Location
HK
1992 Chateau Lafleur
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 4,500 / BTL 3 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
4,500
Score
WA91
Location
SHOP
1993 Chateau Lafleur
1500 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 8,500 / BTL 4 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
4
Qty of btl
4
Btl price (HKD)
8,500
Score
WA90
Location
HK
1993 Chateau Lafleur
1500 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 8,500 / BTL 2 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
8,500
Score
WA90
Location
SHOP
1994 Chateau Lafleur
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 4,800 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
4,800
Score
WA91
Location
HK
1994 Chateau Lafleur
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 4,800 / BTL 3 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
4,800
Score
WA91
Location
SHOP
1996 Chateau Lafleur
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 4,800 / BTL 2 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
4,800
Score
WA90
Location
HK
1996 Chateau Lafleur
750 ml OWC6 HK HKD 4,800 / BTL 17 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
17
Qty of btl
102
Btl price (HKD)
4,800
Score
WA90
Location
HK
1996 Chateau Lafleur
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 4,800 / BTL 5 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
5
Qty of btl
5
Btl price (HKD)
4,800
Score
WA90
Location
SHOP
1996 Chateau Lafleur
750 ml BOTTLE HK-P HKD 4,800 / BTL 18 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
18
Qty of btl
18
Btl price (HKD)
4,800
Score
WA90
Location
HK-P
2004 Chateau Lafleur
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 4,200 / BTL 14 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
14
Qty of btl
14
Btl price (HKD)
4,200
Score
WA94
Location
HK
2004 Chateau Lafleur
750 ml OWC6 HK HKD 4,200 / BTL 1 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
6
Btl price (HKD)
4,200
Score
WA94
Location
HK
2004 Chateau Lafleur
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 4,200 / BTL 4 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
4
Qty of btl
4
Btl price (HKD)
4,200
Score
WA94
Location
SHOP
2004 Chateau Lafleur
1500 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 9,000 / BTL 2 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
9,000
Score
WA94
Location
SHOP
2004 Chateau Lafleur
6000 ml OWC1 SHOP HKD 45,000 / BTL 1 case available
Bottle size
6000
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
45,000
Score
WA94
Location
SHOP
2005 Chateau Lafleur
1500 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 30,000 / BTL 2 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
30,000
Score
WA100
Location
HK
2005 Chateau Lafleur
1500 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 30,000 / BTL 2 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
30,000
Score
WA100
Location
SHOP
2006 Chateau Lafleur
3000 ml OWC1 HK HKD 25,000 / BTL 5 case available
Bottle size
3000
Qty of unit
5
Qty of btl
5
Btl price (HKD)
25,000
Score
WA95
Location
HK
2007 Chateau Lafleur
1500 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 9,000 / BTL 2 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
9,000
Score
WA93
Location
HK
2007 Chateau Lafleur
1500 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 9,000 / BTL 2 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
9,000
Score
WA93
Location
SHOP
2008 Chateau Lafleur
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 5,200 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
5,200
Score
WA96
Location
HK
2008 Chateau Lafleur
750 ml OWC6 HK HKD 5,200 / BTL 6 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
6
Qty of btl
36
Btl price (HKD)
5,200
Score
WA96
Location
HK
2008 Chateau Lafleur
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 5,200 / BTL 3 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
5,200
Score
WA96
Location
SHOP
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