Le Plus de la Fleur de Bouard 2016: a refined and concentrated Lalande de Pomerol
The Plus de la Fleur de Bouard is a red wine made exclusively with Merlot and produced in the Lalande de Pomerol appellation. With an average age of 60-years-old, the vines grow in a ridge of gravel composed of 15 to 20% clay. The wine has a long aging of 33 months in oak barrels without fining or filtration.
At tasting, the Plus de la Fleur de Bouard 2016 showcases aromas of ripe black cherry, cassis and blackberry jam. The wine is dynamic on the palate and reveals tasty touches of ripe black fruit, dark chocolate and blackcurrant. Ample and round, the Plus de la Fleur Boüard 2016 is fine and concentrated. It is a wine with great cellaring potential.
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Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2016 Le Plus from La Fleur de Boüard has an opulent, almost decadent bouquet that delivers a payload of ripe black cherry, cassis and boysenberry jam aromas, hedonistic rather than heady. The palate is full-bodied with very ripe black fruit laced with dark chocolate and plenty of cassis; this is a large and rounded, sumptuous Lalande-de-Pomerol that exchanges the finesse of the vintage with sheer concentration. It has swagger for sure, although it does not have the precision of some of de Boüard's other 2016s.