96 Pts - Robert Parker
Part of the Christian Mouiex stable, the standard bearers for Pomerol, Ch. La Fleur-Pétrus is one of the finest properties in the area.
This stunning 2012 La Fleur Petrus clearly merits its striking moniker. A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, it offers a dense purple color along with a big, sweet kiss of mulberry jam intermixed with black cherries, raspberries and even blacker fruits as well as a subtle touch of oak. The wine is full, rich, concentrated and moderately tannic. It is nearly as good as the 2010 and 2009. However, some structural tannins suggest 4-5 years of bottle age will be warranted, and the wine is capable of lasting a quarter of a century.
France | Bordeaux | Pomerol
Merlot | Cabernet Franc
Food Pairing: Boeuf Bordelaise, stuffed mushroom, grilled lamb chop