The 2022 Les Perrières de Lafleur shows just how adapted this higher-altitude site on the plateau of Fronsac is to warmer vintages. Wafting from the glass with aromas of mulberries and raspberries sweet spices and rose petals it's medium to full-bodied deep and layered with racy acids and a taut mineral profile. It's another brilliant effort from this visionary project.
4 Apr 2023 ? So much sea-salt and chalkboard character with blue fruit and
A blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Bouchet (Cabernet Franc) Les Perrieres 2022 from Lafleur is deep garnet-purple in color. It skips out with bright cheery scents of kirsch fresh blackberries and redcurrant jelly leading to suggestions of rosehip tea iron ore and tilled soil with an exotic touch of cardamom. The medium to full-bodied palate is taut and muscular featuring a lively backbone and grainy tannins to support the vibrant red and black fruits finishing long and chalky.
The 2022 Les Perrières is dense and somber in bearing. A blast of dark fruit races across the palate followed by super-expressive spice leather gravel and leather accents. In most vintages the Les Perries is more showy but the 2022 is decidedly reticent and virile today. I can't wait to taste it from bottle.