Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Focus on Bordeaux: La Fleur de Boüard Lalande de Pomerol 2005

 Marc Soucy - Focus on Bordeaux :  

La Fleur de Boüard   Lalande de Pomerol   2005 
 Bordeaux, France       Grapes:  80% Merlot  -   15% Cabernet Franc  -  5% Cabernet Sauvignon
One of the co-owners of the famed Château Angelus owns this winery together with his wife and children. Operated as a family-owned winery within a Grand Cru level environment, Hubert de Boüard de Laforest takes the level of care used at Angelus to inspire his family’s own operations at La Fleur. This unfiltered wine spends 18 months in oak barrels, and captures the intensity of the Lalande de Pomerol appellation. The powerful 2005 vintage only intensifies this characteristic.  

Chateau La Fleur de Boüard
Marc's Tasting Notes:

Ruby with brick and tawny highlights, this Lalande de Pomerol presents an alternative profile to the typical left bank Cab driven wines. Featuring aromas of assorted berries, cooked plums, and white truffles, the umami component is fairly prominent in the nose, carrying through to the palate. Notes of espresso, tobacco leaf, and licorice spice up the experience. The sheer complexity of this wine almost demands a complex dish to accompany it. “Yin and yang” cooking is my favorite pairing for wines like this, like a vegetable fricassee or a meat dish with fruit sauce. 

Hubert de Boüard

 -- Marc Soucy, FWS  


FWS: Certification by the French Wine Society, Washington D.C. & Paris France

Wine Tasting Notes Prepared for BLM Wine 


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