CHATEAU LA FLEUR DE GAY 1998/2010/2014

Wine Region: Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

Grapes: Merlot

Tasting Notes

This finely balanced wine shows fresh acidity and tannins in a poised and stylish manner. The bright fruitiness of the vintage preservers in this wine.

Ratings

Wine Spectator 94 pts - Shows exotic aromas of spice, meat and game as well as lots of ripe berry. Full-bodied, with soft, ripe tannins and a long, long finish. On the level of the stupendous 1990. Much better than from barrel.

Robert Parker 90 pts - This elegant, dark ruby/purple-colored 1998 exhibits aromas of lead pencil, blackberries, black raspberries, licorice, and vanillin. Deep, rich, and full-bodied, with excellent ripeness, beautiful symmetry as well as harmony...

About the Winery

Chateau La Fleur de Gay is owned by the Raynaud and Lebreton families. Chateau La Fleur de Gay made its official debut in 1982. However, the first true vintage for the wine was made the following year in 1983. The initial vintages contained a small portion of Cabernet Franc. That soon changed. They stopped blending in any Cabernet Franc and from that time forward, the wine was quickly made from only 100% old vine Merlot.


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