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Pensees De Lafleur 2023
Château: Pensees De Lafleur 2023

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James Suckling 96-97/100

The texture to this is really something, with tannins that are silky and totally integrated. It remains so lifted and weightless, but then it runs long and tight. Very attractive citrus fruit and blueberries, as well as a touch of tile and ceramic. Caresses your palate. 70% merlot and 30% bouchet (cabernet franc).

Neal Martin Vinous 92-94/100

The 2023 Les Pensées contains more Merlot this year, at 70% of the final blend. It was picked between September 7 to 17. This has another very minerally bouquet, well-defined, quite nervy and focused, with a subtle marine influence. The palate is medium-bodied with impressive concentration and freshness on the entry. Black plum and a touch of dark chocolate come through, framed by a slightly granular texture. Cracked black pepper emerges on the structured but not heavy finish. Excellent.

Antonio Galloni Vinous 89-92/100

The 2023 Les Pensées de Lafleur is a pretty wine with lovely aromatic top notes from the Franc. It's an especially floral, refined wine, framed by bright saline underpinnings that lend nuance. It offers good persistence, but I find it a bit light, especially on the mid-palate. Let's see how this develops with élevage.