Jancis Robinson

 

Château La Fleur Morange  Mathilde Saint Emilion Grand cru 2 Vin

 

Ch La Fleur Morange     Cuvée Mathilde               2009      St-Émilion           1 Apr 2010          16.5       2013 - 2018         Very deep crimson. Exotic, unusual, hedonistic perfumes. Very supple with extremely fine tannins (case of the cashmeres?) into which an amazing amount of work has obviously gone. Long and hedonistic. Very charming already. Though there is just a suggestion of greenness on the finish… But super-smooth and well mannered. Meaty, complex and interesting. Nervy.

 

Ch La Fleur Morange     Cuvée Mathilde               2008      St-Émilion           19 May 2009      16.5       2012 - 2018        

Very dark glamorous crimson. Intense, pretty ripe and very intense nose, Really sweet start - gorgeous stuff. Vibrant and glowing. Massively ripe fruit with lots of ripe, very fine tannin underneath. After tasting this, I can't wait to taste the grand vin!

 

Ch La Fleur Morange     Mathilde             2014      St-Émilion           29 Mar 2015       16           2018 - 2023        

100% Merlot. 50% new oak and 20% second-year oak.

Very dense and fresh. Lots of balance and life though quite a bit of acid. Long, big, fresh.

 

Ch La Fleur Morange     Mathilde             2007      St-Émilion           17 Apr 2014        16.5       2012 - 2018         The second wine from this topnotch Julien-family-owned 3.3-ha plot of 60- to 100-year-old vines. 500 cases of wine filled after the wine is aged for just six months in Taransaud and Darnajou barrels. A very interesting property.

Dark crimson. Supposedly a weak vintage but this is a fine, very savoury well-balanced wine. So appetising... Yet rich and indisputably Merlot. Cool but there is nothing also-ran about this wine, despite the vintage. Chapeau!