Red

1988 Château Lafleur

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • Pomerol
Drink between 2009 - 2030 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 24

  • ricknat1 wrote: 88 points

    February 21, 2020 - This was quite unexceptional although mature

  • Elpaninaro wrote:

    December 10, 2019 - medium red color just starting to brick, peppery nose, pine needles, underbrush- all from the influence of an excess of oak relative to the structure of an otherwise lovely 1988, on the palate a genteel cherry fruit throughout with tertiary notes, chalk and dark underbrush, however here the presence of undeveloped oak also remains, all in a very nice wine and for those who like oak probably a very good one.

    ***, drink soon, the fruit is nowhere near falling apart but the oak is not going anywhere and will become more relatively dominant in time

  • hprphf wrote: 93 points

    December 10, 2019 - Acker BYO 2019 (Tribecal Grill): On the darker/plastic side, and perhaps goes with one’s favorable cuisine. Prominent oak. 93

  • hprphf wrote: 93 points

    November 21, 2019 - Acker 2019/11 (Valcluse): Complete mature roundness and fruitful body. 93

  • overkloud Likes this wine: 94 points

    August 17, 2019 - The wine has brick hue.

    It started very muted. Only in about 15mins it starts with mushroom, mint, tea and slight hint of vanilla. In about 40 mins it opens up more with fruits, mostly raspberry. On the palate it is quite consistent with the nose with evidential chocolate notes. Acidity is quite high bit balanced with fruits. Medium body. Finish is not impressive given the producer.

    I think this wine is over the peak in its slow declining yet beautiful drinking window. Its fruit and acidity still there supporting it.
    I'd look to drink all my bottles in the next 5-6 years.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1988
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Lafleur
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation Pomerol

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (1%)
  • In Cellars 347 (68%)
  • Consumed 157 (31%)

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