2005 Château Fleur Morange

$1,180.00
Scores: 90+ CT:91.6 DT:0 IWC:91-93 JR:17.5 RP:96 AVG: 73
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Unit: 75cl

Château Fleur Morange is a tiny family owned property which was only founded in the early 2000's, but has already been classified as a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru property. This is an amazingly good wine, being scored 19/20 by Jancis Robinson!
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Thick and solid with admirable density and real electricity. Very superior with lovely texture and masses of both sophisticated fruit and very fine tannin. Still exceptionally young yet the tannins have been so well managed that you could - infanticide - drink this wine now. Drink 2014-30.

, Jan 2007, 91-93
Good deep ruby. Perfumed, utterly captivating aromas and flavors of blackberry, violet and iron. This boasts superb energy and grip, and an explosive aromatic character in the mouth. Complicating notes of bitter chocolate and minerals. Conveys a powerful impression of terroir The fine-grained, building tannins give this very rich, sappy wine the backbone for a graceful evolution in bottle. A great showing-but then this was a knockout from the very beginning. This fruit went to a co-op until 1999.

, 17.5
Dark crimson and still a bit enclosed in oak. Big and concentrated but not yet mellifluous. Massive ambition, 17.5

, Apr 2008, 96
This wine has turned out beautifully from bottle, far superior to the impressive barrel samples! Sadly, production is limited to a mere 350 cases. Dense purple to the rim, with a superb bouquet of acacia flowers, blueberries, black currants, and crushed rocks, the wine’s oak component is completely obscured by the wealth of fruit and overall rich, concentrated style. As I have indicated in the past, this blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc emerges from a vineyard averaging 100 years of age. Yields are a tiny 21 hectoliters per hectare. This exquisite St.-Emilion should be accessible in 5-7 years, and last for 25 or more. Kudos to the brilliant oenologist, Claude Gros, who produced this masterpiece.

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Type Red Wine 紅酒
Grapes Red Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Wine Region Bordeaux
Sub region Libournais
Appellation St. Émilion Grand Cru
Producer Château La Fleur Morange

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