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 Vintage2008 Label 1 of 28 
TypeRed
ProducerChâteau La Fleur de Boüard (web)
VarietyRed Bordeaux Blend
Designationn/a
Vineyardn/a
CountryFrance
RegionBordeaux
SubRegionLibournais
AppellationLalande de Pomerol
UPC Code(s)083085301033, 3700188017964, 400002423485

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2020 (based on 9 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See La Fleur de Bouard Lalande de Pomerol on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89.1 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 35 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by John Clavel on 6/26/2015 & rated 90 points: Absolutely superb
Nice bprdeaux (126 views)
 Tasted by Eboracum on 5/15/2015 & rated 89 points: I am confused about the cuvées coming out of this estate. The one which I have just drunk is labelled La Fleur de Bouärd, without "Château", just as shown in the pic on this CT page. There is a superior cuvée Le Plus de la Fleur de Boüard, also without "Château". I have also read that there is an intermediate cuvée Château la Fleur de Boüard but I can see no confirmation of that on the estate's website. Can anyone clarify?

This wine was much better at this 7 year stage than I feared given that its owner is a modernist and it sees 75% new oak. Colour was almost black and very opaque. The nose showed some rich Merlot fruit (80% of blend) but with a compensating lively edge, hints of cedar and no jamminess. The medium/full bodied palate showed good depth of dark fruit, some lightly caramelised complexity, lively acidity, a polished patina and a liqueur tinged, ripe tannic backbone. Kudos to Boüard for avoiding exaggeration and producing a well balanced wine. Good. (380 views)
 Tasted by CabIsKing on 3/28/2015 & rated 90 points: Good nose of black currant, dark cherries, licorice and leather. Big and bold on the tongue which a bitter yet medium finish. The finish is a bit lacking other wise a nice wine. (420 views)
 Tasted by RachSimons_says on 2/16/2015 & rated 92 points: Absolutely delicious. (681 views)
 Tasted by petec-s on 10/10/2014 & rated 85 points: Certainly a well made wine, lacking in the mid palate and with some bitterness on the finish. 13.5% (1187 views)
 Tasted by Ibetian on 8/22/2014 & rated 89 points: Good as usual, good with grilled burgers (1296 views)
 Tasted by wkphang on 8/12/2014 & rated 91 points: Wife loves this.
Pop and pour and it is coming into a good drinking window (1269 views)
 Tasted by clairenclarence on 8/9/2014 & rated 87 points: pop n pour

nose:lovely floral notes blend with oak.spice

palate:round. texture:gd. intensity:below average but get better with more air. depth:average. complexity:average. acidity:gd. balance n integration:average

flavour:sweet earth,slight plum,leather,liqourice,tobacco,red fruits,hints of blueberry

conclusion:lack of fruit richness tat somehow show evident dilute here.i pretty luv the nose.quite captivating.but the palate seriously a let down.nt much depth n complexity.finishing is short.not an impressive bttl but gd enuff for food pairing. (1394 views)
 Tasted by Ibetian on 8/1/2014 & rated 90 points: Rich, smooth, modern style, but very tasty. I liked better than P. (1036 views)
 Tasted by Ibetian on 6/17/2014 & rated 90 points: My last 375. Drinking very well now. Rich, ripe, modern wine, but a very enjoyable drink. Best bottle of this yet. (897 views)
 Tasted by wkphang on 6/11/2014 & rated 90 points: Decant and straight to glass, nice strong cabernet character.
Pretty smoothed out tannins and medium finish.
In its drinking window now (930 views)
 Tasted by dchoo077 on 4/1/2014 & rated 88 points: Had this at Luke's Oyster Bar and Chop House in Singapore. Modern style bordeaux which was ripe and concentrated. Blackcurrant, plums and oak with chocolatey overtones. Smooth tannins. Not a wine of subtlety or complexity but easy to drink. (1286 views)
 Tasted by Antonius on 3/16/2014 & rated 88 points: In de neus mooi zwart fruit, drop, eucalyptus. Deze tonen komen inde smaak terug. Tannine nog duidelijk aanwezig. Mooi zuurtje. Geen heel complexe wijn. Nu al lekker te drinken, maar kan zeker ook nog even liggen (1271 views)
 Tasted by Q's on 3/12/2014 & rated 89 points: Maybe not complex enough to be in the 90's but this is a great wine to drink and perfect for the price. Not the most complex but balanced and tasty. Maybe a little California like for a Bordeaux. Soft Tannins compared to the 04 and 05 both of which were "bigger" wines. Don't over-think it, just open it, it is ready to go. (1229 views)
 Tasted by Ibetian on 3/2/2014 & rated 89 points: From 750 this time. This is now well into its drinking window, with at least a couple of years ahead on the plateau. Rich in context of the vintage, modern in style, a good drink at a fair price. (1008 views)
 Tasted by Ibetian on 2/6/2014 & rated 89 points: Same as last note. From 375. Tasty, modern, good-drinking wine, but fairly simple. Nice quaff at a fair price. (1178 views)
 Tasted by Ibetian on 1/13/2014 & rated 89 points: From 375. This wine might get better with time, but I'm guessing that what you see is what you get: a highly quaffable, fairly simple, modern, pleasant wine. Good at the price, fine with a mid week meal, but nothing special. (1100 views)
 Tasted by roiler on 12/16/2013 & rated 91 points: I am just getting into Bordeaux wines. I especially like wines from Pomerol and St Emilion. This wine was a great bang for the buck. I tasted black currant and hints of chocolate. It had a very smooth finish, which I loved. I paired it with cheese and crackers. I hope to buy more bottles. (1099 views)
 Tasted by Ibetian on 11/14/2013 & rated 89 points: From 375. I've been back and forth on this wine, but feeling a bit more constructive now. Modern style, but a pleasant drink now if not especially complex. (1178 views)
 Tasted by Ibetian on 7/25/2013 & rated 88 points: From 375. Nice dark purple. Recalcitrant nose of black plums and red plums. Pleasant on the palate, though the finish has just a slightly off-putting note, a bit too much acidity maybe? This is a good wine, but not special. The 08 L'Arrossee last night was clearly better. A little more time in the cellar might help, but I wouldn't count on it. (1662 views)
 Tasted by Ibetian on 5/25/2013 & rated 90 points: From 375. This bottle made a much better impression than one consumed a week ago. Different food, different place, different bottle, who knows. This felt rich and full, in the modern, easy drinking style I expect from this producer. Tasty. (1784 views)
 Tasted by Ibetian on 5/20/2013 & rated 88 points: From 375, popped and poured. A little harsh and a little thin. Try again in 6 months. Not bad, but not yet to standard I expect from this producer. (1706 views)
 Tasted by Ibetian on 1/14/2013 & rated 90 points: From 375. Attractive dark purple color. Reluctant nose of plums, dark cherries, a hint of new leather. Really enjoyable mouth feel, smooth, nice, though not especially long finish.

Much better than a bottle, also from 375 last August. Likely still on the upswing, but mighty tasty now. This would be a great crowd-pleaser, but a wine a geek could love too. Great QPR at $26 EP. (2433 views)
 Tasted by AllRed on 1/9/2013 & rated 88 points: Incense, dark fruit, floral and plum notes. Medium-bodied with unobtrusive tannins featuring flavors of incense and dark fruit. Picks up spice and oak qualities on the finish. 88+ pts. (2246 views)
 Tasted by thelostverse on 1/9/2013 & rated 90 points: Opened by Allred at Anvil Club. Pleasantly surprised with this as there was actually some fruit in the profile. Red fruits and leather, along with a chalky herbal quality that was nice. (2027 views)
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By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (5/17/2009)
(Ch La Fleur de Boüard Lalande-de-Pomerol Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Chris Kissack
Winedoctor, April 2009
(La Fleur de Boüard Lalande de Pomerol) Tasted twice. This has a great nose, rather deep and meaty and dark, but super-ripe and rich and even hinting at blueberry and blackcurrant complexity. A similarly rich character to the palate, textured and weighty, but defined and balanced. Good acids and a firm finish. This has substance and ripeness. An admirable wine.  16.5-17. points
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Château La Fleur de Boüard

Producer website

Château La Fleur de Boüard

About La Fleur de Bouard
La Fleur de Bouard is a 62-acre estate in Lalande de Pomerol, on the right bank of the Gironde River.
It is owned by Hubert de Bouard de Laforest and he is also the winemaker.
Vineyards are planted to 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Red Bordeaux Blend

Read about the grapes used to produce Bordeaux The variety Red Bordeaux Blend in CellarTracker implies any blend using any or all of the five traditional Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. As such, this is used worldwide, whether for wines from Bordeaux, Meritages from California and Canada, some Super-Tuscan wines etc.

France

Vins de France (Office National Interprofessionnel des Vins ) | Pages Vins, Directory of French Winegrowers | French Wine (Wikipedia)

Bordeaux

Bordeaux Wine Guide

Vins Bordeaux (Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux)

History of Bordeaux

History of 1855 Bordeaux Classification

Libournais

Libournais (Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux) - Read more about St. Emilion and its wines - Read more about Pomerol and its wines

Saint Emilion Grat Classified Growth, Classified Growths, Grands Crus Classes, GCC

In 1954, while the "Graves" growths had just published their own classification, the wine syndicate of Saint-Emilion, composed by wine growers, brokers and wine traders with the approval of the INAO - Institut National des Appellations d'Origine (A.O.C), decided to work on a classification for the wines of Saint Emilion. Initially, four grades were defined. These were reduced to two - First Great Classified Growth (A and B) and Great Classified Growth - in 1984.

As of Medoc's 1855 historical grading, the Saint-Emilion Great Classified Growth classification is not only based on qualitative criteria by tasting the wines on a ten years period previous to the assessment, but also on commercial considerations such as:
- sales price levels
- national and international commercial distribution
- the estate's reputation on the market

Properties who don't manage to join the club of about sixty Classified Growths are given the denomination of Great Growth ("Grand Cru"), while the remaining wineries of the A.O.C are simply reported as "Saint-Emilion". It is to be noted that the owners must officially apply to appear in the official classification. Thus for example the famous Chateau Tertre-Roteboeuf, whose quality and reputation would easily justify to be listed among the First Great Classified Growths, does not appear here by the will of its owner, François Mitjaville.

The Saint-Emilion Great Growth classification was revised in 1969, 1985, 1996 and 2006. The only two guaranteed vintage (A.O.C) who can apply to the classification are the "Saint-Emilion Grand Cru" and "Saint-Emilion" areas.

By grading 61 properties, the 2006 revision confirmed many growths from the former classification, but also caused a number of surprises and a few inevitable disappointments. Many observers thought that the impressive progression of Perse's Chateau Pavie since 1998 would be rewarded by an upgrade into the First Great Classified Growths (A) category, but finally such was not the case.

Among the estates promoted to the First Great Classified Growths B category are Chateau Troplong-Mondot and Pavie-Macquin, whose efforts made since the Nineties fully justify their new grade. It should be noted that no First Great Classified Growth was relegated to the lower Great Classified Growth class.

Promoted growths from the status of Great Growth ("Grand Cru") to Great Classified Growth ("Grand Cru Classe") are: Chateaux Bellefont-Belcier, Destieux, Fleur Cardinale, Grand Corbin, Grand Corbin-Despagne and Monbousquet.

The demoted growths from the status of Great Classified Growth to Great Growth are: Chateaux Bellevue, Cadet Bon, Faurie de Souchard, Guadet Saint-Julien, La Tour du Pin-Figeac (Belivier), La Tour du Pin-Figeac (Moueix), Lamarzelle, Petite Faurie de Soutard, Tertre Daugay, Villemaurine and Yon-Figeac. If the recent samples of some of the above mentioned properties may justify their current downgrade, there are great chances that estates like Bellevue, Tertre Daugay or Yon-Figeac will be upgraded to their previous rankings by the next revision in 2016 as the progresses noted after 2000, but not entering in the range of vintages (1993 - 2002) appointed for the criteria of selection for the 2006 classification, are noticable.

The two following estates have completely disappeared from the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classification: Curé-Bon-la-Madeleine (integrated meanwhile to Chateau Canon) and La Clusière (integrated meanwhile to Chateau Pavie).

Finally, no estate considered as "garagiste" has integrated the classification. Valandraud, Mondotte, Le Dome, Bellevue-Mondotte or Magrez-Fombrauge have, for the least, the potential to be ranked as Great Classified Growths. In sight of the very fine quality reached by the above mentioned estates in recent vintages as well as all the innovative wine making methods used by the "garagistes", it remains to be seen whether the authorities will dare to cross the line in 2016..?

Lalande de Pomerol

See these external webpages for information on the Lalande-de-Pomerol region:

– Read more about Lalande de Pomerol

* www.winemega.com
* www.epicurious.com
* www.lalande-pomerol.com

 
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