La Fleur De Gay 2019 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
94 DE / 93-94 JS / 87-91 VM
Beautiful ground coffee and grilled oak flavours from the first attack, this is an excellent wine that has balance and fresh menthol notes running right through it. Plush vibrant tannins of Pomerol, with black cherry and damson fruit abounding. You can feel just how well this is going to age. Tasted twice two weeks apart. A 2ha estate so this is pretty small volume, great quality. A low yield of 23hl/ha.- Jane Anson, Decanter
A rich, ripe red with ripe berries and chocolate. Some coffee and toasted-hazelnut character. It’s full-bodied with lots of fruit and intense tannins. Richer nature than the elegant 2018.- James Suckling
The 2019 La Fleur de Gay comes across a bit sullen on the nose compared to its Pomerol compadres. Broody black plum and loamy scents just miss that spark and joie-de-vivre. The palate is medium-bodied with chewy tannins on the entry, very saline in the mouth, just a tad more bitter than expected. Tasted from two bottles, neither really evoked memories of some excellent La Fleur de Gay from the past. Maybe in an awkward phase?