Château La Fleur De Boüard 2017

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91-92 Points - James Suckling

This is very soft and attractive in nature with a medium body, pretty fruit and a firm tannin undertone. Hints of chocolate throughout.

James Suckling

Score: 91-92

This is very soft and attractive in nature with a medium body, pretty fruit and a firm tannin undertone. Hints of chocolate throughout.

James Suckling

Jeb Dunnuck

Score: 91-93

I continue to love this cuvée from the team of Hubert de Boüard, and the 2017 La Fleur de Boüard is another rocking good wine that does everything right. Deep inky-colored with serious amounts of red and black fruits, leafy herbs and spring flowers, it hits the palate with a rounded, supple, beautifully textured profile that’s already hard to resist. It has sweet tannin and will probably benefit from short-term cellaring, but it’s going to offer pleasure right out of the gate as well.

Jeb Dunnuck

Julia Harding MW

Score: 16.5++

Deep greyish crimson. Cedar and fresh dark fruits. Lovely freshness allied to firm, chewy dark fruit. Quite oaky on the palate but with the stuffing – in terms of fruit depth – to age well. Chewy and rich and well balanced, especially considering the total harvest size.

Julia Harding MW

Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Score: 84-86

La Fleur de Boüard had a very small crop in 2017 due to lots of frost—only 10% of a normal crop. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 La Fleur de Boüard has an expressive nose of wild blueberries, blackberries and black pepper with nuances of garrigue, wild thyme and crushed rocks. The palate is medium-bodied, elegant and refreshing in the mouth with a light chew of tannins and an earthy finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Neal Martin

Score: 90-92

The 2017 Fleur de Boüard has a tightly wound bouquet with black cherries, crème de cassis and iris aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grainy tannin, nicely balanced with a touch of tar and cedar infusing the focused finish. It is a more understated Fleur de Boüard but I like the style of the wine in this vintage. Since the vineyard was 99% frosted (yes, you read that figure correctly) Coralie de Boüard told me that she will bottle just 1,000 magnums from the eight barrels.

Neal Martin