Château La Fleur, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2007
Chateau La Fleur is 27ha of limestone clay soils with a vineyard mix of 84% Merlot 14% Caberent Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. Average age of vines is 40 years. Fermentation takes place in cement and stainless steel and aged in 70% new barrels.
Jancis Robinson 15.5 points: Rather light purple rim. Hints of sandpaper on the nose. But fresh light fruit. Not desperately ambitious. A simple but well made wine that you really shouldn’t have to buy en primeur.