Markus Del Monego and Andreas Larsson, Best Sommeliers of the World in 1998 and 2007, respectively, released their top picks for 2009 and 2010 Bordeaux from a blind tasting they held of over 360 wines.
Chateau La Fleur-Pétrus has an incredible showing, with the 2010 placing as the #5 wine (97 Points) and the 2009 placing as the #13 wine (95 Points). Click here to see the full article, and below to see the reviews for LFP.
“Clear, dark, ruby colour. Still youthful on the nose with fine purity, a mineral notion, dark plum, chocolate and floral notes. The palate is dense and concentrated without heaviness, very elegant dark fruit, well integrated oak, a gentle toastiness and magnificent quality of tannin. Superbly long and powerful finish; a remarkable wine with a great potential; still in its infancy, but doubtlessly potent.” 97 Points Andreas Larsson
“Dark, purple red with violet hue and black centre. Nose quite open with opulent aromas, elegant spices and almost balmy fruit. On the palate excellent length, great finesse and complex character.” 97 Points Markus Del Monego
“Dark, ruby red; rather discreet nose, well settled oak, earthy and dark fruity with some vanilla and fine spices. Very dense and structured, lush fruit kept back by fine silky tannins, very good length; good depth and harmony; still young, but should develop really well; discreet elegance.” 95 Points Andreas Larsson
“Dark, purple red with violet hue. Very elegant style, vanilla and butterscotch, dark berries and mild spices. On the palate well structured, elegant with excellent length freshness. A wine with its own class.” 95 Points Markus Del Monego