The 2016 La Fleur de Gay has a rich, opulent bouquet of lavish black cherry and cassis aromas that billow from the glass. The palate is ripe and rounded, displaying impressive grip and structure and delivering a lot more substance than the La Croix de Gay. Mocha and espresso emerge toward the finish, which feels just a little oaky at the moment. Give this four to six years in bottle.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2040
Robert Parker 91+
The medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2016 La Fleur de Gay has cedar, toast, cloves and cinnamon scents with a core of redcurrants, black cherries and stewed plums plus a waft of cigars. The palate is medium to full-bodied, firm and grainy, finishing very oaky.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2034