The 2013 Pensées de Lafleur has a muted bouquet that pales against the 2010 that is tasted alongside. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly rustic tannin, a little pinched on the mid-palate with a grippy, tobacco-infused finish that just shows a little abruptness. Tasted at the Christies’ Lafleur masterclass in London.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2026
Robert Parker 90
The 2013 Les Pensees de Lafleur has a fragrant bouquet with red cherries, strawberry and a light marine influence. The palate is medium-bodied and well balanced, with slightly chalky tannin and decent depth of fruit, fresh and lively with an easy-going but quite edgy finish. Enjoy this Pensées de Lafleur over the next 6-8 years.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2024