Chateau La Fleur Pourret Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2009
Region: Saint-Emilion Grand Cru AOC
Grape: Merlot based Red Bordeaux Blend
Colour: Dark purple core, light garnet on the edge, showing some sign of age
Nose: Potpourri, smoke, integrated oak, plum, black raspberry, blackberry
Palate: Full-bodied, dry, medium acidity, medium+ tannins. Plum, tobacco, integrated oak, raspberry
Finish: Long finish, plum, drying
I rather nice Bordeaux at this price point, showing signs of maturity, but still have the structure to live on and further develop. The nose is very generous, potpourri, smoke, dark fruits, with a nice integrated oak aroma weaving in and out. Drinking very well now, similar to the nose on the palate, with a nice touch of tobacco giving it extra complexity, followed by a long, drying finish. Perfect paring to a nice prime rib roast. Drink now, or hold for 3-5 more years.