2000 Chateau Lafleur 'Les Pensees de Lafleur' 拉菲爾副牌
Tasted at Justerini & Brooks agency tasting in London. The Les Pensées de Lafleur 2000 is one that I had never tasted before. It attests to the longevity of this wine. It has a lively blackberry and black olive bouquet with a subtle ferrous tincture. It actually gains intensity in the glass and develops more red fruit characteristics. The palate is dense and powerful, a little austere perhaps, but with a convincing, burly finish and a healthy dash of black pepper on the aftertaste. If you cannot afford the 2000 Lafleur, then think about Les Pensées. Tasted February 2015.