A fabulous bottle with so much salt and blackberry character. Full and chewy yet polished and agile. Persistent finish. 85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon.
The 2015 La Fleur De Bouard is an awesome wine to seek out. Mostly Merlot, it offers a terrific bouquet of cassis and black cherries intermixed with lots of tobacco leaf and lead pencil notes. It’s medium to full-bodied, has beautiful purity of fruit, and sweet tannin, as well as a texture that just glides over the palate. It should keep for 10-15 years.
Barrel Sample. This is a light, fragrant wine. Its tannins are well balanced with bright acidity and lively black currant fruits. The acidity is infectious, crisp and welcome. (RV)
The 2015 Fleur de Bouard has a powerful redcurrant, wild strawberry and almost, confit-like bouquet that manages to retain satisfactory delineation and freshness. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy ripe tannin, layers of blackberry and blueberry fruit laced with white pepper and a touch of soy, leading to a structured finish. It will need 4-6 years in bottle for those tannins to soften and approach its drinking window. I would just like more joie-de-vivre - it seems too serious at this stage. (NM)
Rich and meaty aroma. Smooth, ripe constitution with a big depth of fruit on the palate. Tannins are firm but polished. Will represent good value.
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