La Fleur Pétrus, Pomerol, Bordeaux 2006
Back in the days when this was still just one of the range of Moueix wines, instead of the flagship that it is today. This majors in toffee, butterscotch, rich and sexy fruit flavours, blackberry and cream, very soft integrated tannins, silky smooth, avoids many of the pitfalls of austerity of 2006 but loses some typicity because of it. Plenty of pleasure, but not my favourite year of this property, really have to wait for 2010 for LFP to take on another level. 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc.
Drink 2016 – 2026
Taster: Jane Anson
*Stockist information from Wine-Searcher.com