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Château Lafleur 1990

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Icon wine
  • Color:Red
  • 13.50% 
  • 1.5L
  • Intensity
  • Classic

An exclusive wine which is definitely one of the best and longest ageing in Pomerol. One of the appellation's legendary domains. More info

  • Quantity: 1 Magnum
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 marked label, 1 slightly bin-soiled label
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Pomerol
  • Producer/Owner: Jacques et Sylvie Guinaudeau
  • More information....

Château Lafleur serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Perdreau flambé, Faisan à la broche, Gigot de sept heures.

Peak: Drink until 2045

  • Vintage score: 19/20
  • What the experts say...

    "More backward than most of the big, Cabernet Sauvignon-based 1990 Medocs, it is full-bodied and viscous, but not as thick or oily as the 1982 can be. The 1990's fresh, pure black raspberry, incense, and minerality characteristics result in a young, legendary wine." R. Parker (06/2009)

    Lot presentation
    Château Lafleur

    Cuvée presentation

    Château Lafleur's wines are very concentrated with rich aromas of red and black fruit. They can be particularly tannic when young, but this is true of all great wines with a potential to age, which require many years to soften and open up. Château Lafleur? "One of my favourite Bordeaux". Robert Parker

    Information about domain Château Lafleur

    Alongside its illustrious neighbours, Petrus and Lafleur Petrus, Château Lafleur is without doubt one of Pomerol's greatest wines. Previously known as Domaine Au Gay, Château Lafleur was renamed at the end of the 19th century, when connoisseurs began to appreciate the quality of the wines, resulting in a rapid increase in its price. Today the property belongs to Jacques and Sylvie Guinaudeau, who farmed the estate when it was owned by the Robin family. When the last Robin sister died, her descendants could have sold the property for a considerable sum, but chose to let it remain in the hands of the devoted Guinaudeau couple, and adjusted the price accordingly. A lovely story, and a rare occurrence among the great names in wine. At Château Lafleur, the grapes are grown with an elitist approach, in accordance with the maxim that the previous owners held dear: quality takes precedence over quantity. Jacques and Sylvie Guinaudeau work in the vineyard every day with their employees; the grapes are harvested on a plot by plot basis as each variety ripens, in the same manner as the top grands crus classés. The proportions of the various grape varieties are unusual for Pomerol in that Merlot is not predominant: it is accompanied by an equal proportion of Cabernet Franc, which gives the wines a particularly good capacity to age. As a result, Lafleur is certainly one of the Pomerols that improves the most over time and that can be kept the longest.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Magnum
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 marked label, 1 slightly bin-soiled label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 13.50 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Pomerol
    • Producer/Owner: Jacques et Sylvie Guinaudeau
    • Vintage: 1990
    • Color: Red
    • Peak: Drink until 2045
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Conventional 
    • Size (in ha): 4.5
    • Volume: 15000 bottles
    • Intensity: Classic
    • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet franc
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    iDealwine price estimate
    Château Lafleur 1990

    iDealwine Price(1) corresponds to the hammer price and the buyer's premium charged by the auctioneer. (1)Bottle format