Château La Fleur de Boüard - Press Comments

Château La Fleur de Boüard

Château La Fleur de Boüard 2011

“To look at the wine is medium ruby with some garnet edging; the nose is ripe, a full hit of black fruit, blackberry, cassis, with a meaty, savoury characteristic. The tannins are firm, ripe and well-integrated, the wine structured and elegant… mouth-filling. Time has been kind to the wine with the initial ripe concentration reported on release, tempered and aged well. Balance is excellent.”

Peter Dean, The-Buyer
November 2021

Château La Fleur de Boüard 2014

“Medium ruby; the bouquet offers mulberry fruit, wood, a more herbal element than 2011, with an eucalyptus, minty lift, the wine is less savoury than 2011 with more mocha and chocolate. In the mouth the wine is very light and fresh, lovely purity to the fruit, with rounded, integrated tannins, structured but balanced. The finish is quite short, drying tannins truncating the length with a tight, crispy finish and lean, unripe cherry on the tail. A great match with food, think slow-cooked French, meat or vegetarian/ fish dishes with some heft to them.”

Peter Dean, The-Buyer
November 2021

Château La Fleur de Boüard 2015

“A superb ripe vintage, of course, with the wine drinking very well but with clear potential to benefit from more ageing, another 15 years at least. Medium-bright ruby; the nose is a real ‘come on’ veering towards ripe purple fruit, violets, with a savoury quality – a touch of Marmite or roasted meat, and a hint of spice. The tannins are excellent – silky, gentle and caressing, beautifully crafted and rounded. There’s concentration and intensity with blueberries, cedar, hints of cinnamon but the acidity and structure is all there with a fabulous balance and weight on the palate, capped off with a lick of citrus on the finish. Very special.”

Peter Dean, The-Buyer
November 2021

“This is excellent quality and among the best of the line-up. There is an impressive balance of flavours combining brambly fruits with gentle smoked almonds and charred cedar black spice, and the alcohol is generous but not intrusive. Always a leading name in Lalande-de-Pomerol, doing an excellent job in 2015.” 93 points

Jane Anson, Decanter
August 2019

Le Plus de la Fleur de Boüard 2011

“Very deep ruby red; the bouquet is laden with plum, mulberry, chocolate, earth and chalk; there’s complexity here and better definition than the 2013; the palate is fantastically dense and concentrated and it is to the team’s credit here that freshness is the first sensation. There’s a real energy to the wine, micro-fine tannins, blueberry, black raspberry and tart cherry. Seriously impressive.”

Peter Dean, The-Buyer
November 2021

“The fruit is delicate but with a full-bodied freshness and structure from the careful use of well-integrated oak. A mouthful of cashmere: if this is what Lalande-de- Pomerol wines can be, expect to see more in any top cellar.”

Libby Zietsman-Brodie, City AM
November 2021

Le Plus de la Fleur de Boüard 2013

“Very deep ruby; So pure, deep, broody and complex, with fantastic concentration. The bouquet is more floral than the 2011, there is also a hint of wet putty; on the palate the wine is fresh, ripe and broad, good balance with similarly micro-fine tannins and an almost dry sone texture. The wine feels less fresh than 2011, but still drinking well with a black fruit skin, slightly tart mouthfeel but firm and with depth.”

Peter Dean, The-Buyer
November 2021