Ch. Lafleur (0.75 L)
NM: Tasted from an ex-Chateau bottle at the Lafleur vertical dinner at Attersee in Austria. The Lafleur 1989 still has a very deep colour. Comparing it directly against the 1988, the aromatics are immediately much more complex, initially broody and biding its time and then unfurling to reveal sous-bois, cepes, sandalwood, black truffles and beef stock. The palate is tannic and assertive having lost none of its intensity over the passing years. There is just enormous weight and dimension, a juggernaut of a Pomerol. This bottle shows hints of dried blood, green tea and dried blood. It fans out wonderfully on the finish ¿C a multidimensional wine that always leaves you lost for words. It is the kind of wine you fear would stalk you down a dark alley at night. Tasted June 2012.
WA / RP: 95