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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WA
90-93
Vintage Wine Bottle Size Unit of sale Qty of unit Qty of btl Btl price (HKD) Score Location
1996 Chateau Lafleur 750 BOTTLE 7 7 5,500 WA90 HK
1996 Chateau Lafleur 750 BOTTLE 5 5 5,500 WA90 SHOP
2004 Chateau Lafleur 6000 OWC1 1 1 55,000 WA94 SHOP
2006 Chateau Lafleur 3000 OWC1 5 5 28,000 WA95 HK
2008 Chateau Lafleur 750 BOTTLE 1 1 6,000 WA96 HK
2008 Chateau Lafleur 750 OWC6 4 24 6,000 WA96 HK
2008 Chateau Lafleur 750 BOTTLE 3 3 6,000 WA96 SHOP
2010 Chateau Lafleur 750 BOTTLE 5 5 15,000 WA99 HK
2010 Chateau Lafleur 750 BOTTLE 2 2 15,000 WA99 SHOP
2012 Chateau Lafleur 750 BOTTLE 5 5 4,800 WA94+ SHOP
2019 Chateau Lafleur 750 OWC6 7 42 14,000 - HK
2019 Chateau Lafleur - Chateau Grand Village Red 750 BOTTLE 120 120 250 - HK
2019 Chateau Lafleur - Chateau Grand Village Red 750 BOTTLE 4 4 250 - SHOP
2018 Chateau Lafleur - Chateau Grand Village White 750 BOTTLE 64 64 250 - HK
2018 Chateau Lafleur - Chateau Grand Village White 750 BOTTLE 4 4 250 - SHOP
2019 Chateau Lafleur - Chateau Grand Village White 750 BOTTLE 9 9 250 - HK
2019 Chateau Lafleur - Chateau Grand Village White 750 BOTTLE 3 3 250 - SHOP
2012 Chateau Lafleur - Grand Village Blanc a Louima 1500 BOTTLE 2 2 1,500 - SHOP
2013 Chateau Lafleur - Les Champs Libres 1500 BOTTLE 8 8 1,700 WA91-93 HK
2013 Chateau Lafleur - Les Champs Libres 1500 BOTTLE 2 2 1,700 WA91-93 SHOP
2013 Chateau Lafleur - Les Champs Libres 1500 BOTTLE 6 6 1,700 WA91-93 HK-P
2016 Chateau Lafleur - Les Champs Libres 750 BOTTLE 3 3 820 WA93 HK
2016 Chateau Lafleur - Les Champs Libres 1500 BOTTLE 15 15 1,700 WA93 HK
2016 Chateau Lafleur - Les Champs Libres 1500 BOTTLE 1 1 1,700 WA93 SHOP
2019 Chateau Lafleur - Les Champs Libres 750 BOTTLE 87 87 820 - HK
1996 Chateau Lafleur
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 5,500 / BTL 7 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
7
Qty of btl
7
Btl price (HKD)
5,500
Score
WA90
Location
HK
1996 Chateau Lafleur
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 5,500 / BTL 5 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
5
Qty of btl
5
Btl price (HKD)
5,500
Score
WA90
Location
SHOP
2004 Chateau Lafleur
6000 ml OWC1 SHOP HKD 55,000 / BTL 1 case available
Bottle size
6000
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
55,000
Score
WA94
Location
SHOP
2006 Chateau Lafleur
3000 ml OWC1 HK HKD 28,000 / BTL 5 case available
Bottle size
3000
Qty of unit
5
Qty of btl
5
Btl price (HKD)
28,000
Score
WA95
Location
HK
2008 Chateau Lafleur
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 6,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
6,000
Score
WA96
Location
HK
2008 Chateau Lafleur
750 ml OWC6 HK HKD 6,000 / BTL 4 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
4
Qty of btl
24
Btl price (HKD)
6,000
Score
WA96
Location
HK
2008 Chateau Lafleur
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 6,000 / BTL 3 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
6,000
Score
WA96
Location
SHOP
2010 Chateau Lafleur
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 15,000 / BTL 5 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
5
Qty of btl
5
Btl price (HKD)
15,000
Score
WA99
Location
HK
2010 Chateau Lafleur
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 15,000 / BTL 2 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
15,000
Score
WA99
Location
SHOP
2012 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
WA94+
Location
SHOP
2019 Chateau Lafleur
750 ml OWC6 HK HKD 14,000 / BTL 7 case available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
7
Qty of btl
42
Btl price (HKD)
14,000
Score
-
Location
HK
2019 Chateau Lafleur - Chateau Grand Village Red
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 250 / BTL 120 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
120
Qty of btl
120
Btl price (HKD)
250
Score
-
Location
HK
2019 Chateau Lafleur - Chateau Grand Village Red
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 250 / BTL 4 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
4
Qty of btl
4
Btl price (HKD)
250
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2018 Chateau Lafleur - Chateau Grand Village White
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 250 / BTL 64 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
64
Qty of btl
64
Btl price (HKD)
250
Score
-
Location
HK
2018 Chateau Lafleur - Chateau Grand Village White
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 250 / BTL 4 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
4
Qty of btl
4
Btl price (HKD)
250
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2019 Chateau Lafleur - Chateau Grand Village White
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 250 / BTL 9 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
9
Qty of btl
9
Btl price (HKD)
250
Score
-
Location
HK
2019 Chateau Lafleur - Chateau Grand Village White
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 250 / BTL 3 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
250
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2012 Chateau Lafleur - Grand Village Blanc a Louima
1500 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 1,500 / BTL 2 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
1,500
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2013 Chateau Lafleur - Les Champs Libres
1500 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 1,700 / BTL 8 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
8
Qty of btl
8
Btl price (HKD)
1,700
Score
WA91-93
Location
HK
2013 Chateau Lafleur - Les Champs Libres
1500 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 1,700 / BTL 2 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
1,700
Score
WA91-93
Location
SHOP
2013 Chateau Lafleur - Les Champs Libres
1500 ml BOTTLE HK-P HKD 1,700 / BTL 6 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
6
Qty of btl
6
Btl price (HKD)
1,700
Score
WA91-93
Location
HK-P
2016 Chateau Lafleur - Les Champs Libres
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 820 / BTL 3 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
820
Score
WA93
Location
HK
2016 Chateau Lafleur - Les Champs Libres
1500 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 1,700 / BTL 15 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
15
Qty of btl
15
Btl price (HKD)
1,700
Score
WA93
Location
HK
2016 Chateau Lafleur - Les Champs Libres
1500 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 1,700 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
1,700
Score
WA93
Location
SHOP
2019 Chateau Lafleur - Les Champs Libres
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 820 / BTL 87 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
87
Qty of btl
87
Btl price (HKD)
820
Score
-
Location
HK
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