The 2016 La Fleur feels a little smudged on the nose of mulberry and dark plum aromas; brown spices come through with aeration. The palate is rounded and generous with good grip and density and just a slight bitterness on the finish. So-so.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2029
Robert Parker 97
Blended of 91% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc, the medium garnet-purple colored 2016 la Fleur-Petrus reveals stunning Black Forest cake, redcurrant jelly and wilted roses scents with underlying suggestions of pencil shavings, yeast extract, dark chocolate and cloves. Medium to full-bodied, the mid-palate possesses superb intensity and depth with layers of perfumed black fruits and loads of red fruit sparks framed by firm, ripe, grainy tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing on a lingering earthy note.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2048