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La Fleir Morange 2016 RATING 97
TASTING DATE
2/28/2019
MATURITY 2021 - 2041
REVIEWED BY
Jeb Dunnuck
SOURCE
Bordeaux 2016: Firing On All Cylinders
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This tiny estate located down on the lower plain continues to produce a powerful, opulent style of wine. Their 2016 La Fleur Morange is another beauty, boasting full-bodied richness and serious concentration go with a monster bouquet of crème de cassis, spring flowers, rose petals, and ample sandy, loamy soil notes. It has some oak to integrate, a stacked mid-palate, beautiful tannins, and an awesome finish. Hats off to proprietors Jean François and Véronique Julien and consultant Claude Gros for a brilliant Saint-Emilion. Give bottles 2-4 years and enjoy over the following two decades. The blend is 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc brought up in new 500-liter barrels.
Avalone 2016 92
TASTING DATE 2/28/2019
MATURITY 2019 - 2034
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Bordeaux 2016: Firing On All Cylinders
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Brought up in once-used barrels and 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, the 2016 La Fleur Morange Avalone reveals a medium ruby color as well as a complex bouquet of sweet red and black currants, crushed flowers, iron, and wood smoke. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and with terrific depth of fruit, it’s another high-quality wine from this estate that’s well worth seeking out.

Mathilde 2016 RATING 92
TASTING DATE 2/28/2019
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Cut from the same cloth quality-wise, the 2016 La Fleur Morange Mathilde (100% Merlot) has subtle oak influences as well as rocking notes of cassis, black cherries, raspberries, and flowery incense. Made in a rounded, supple, forward style, yet with considerable elegance, it too is another high-quality wine worth seeking out.

La Fleur Morange 2017 RATING 93-95+
TASTING DATE 04/23/2018
MATURITY for 15-20 years.
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REVIEWED BY
Jeb Dunnuck
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2017 Bordeaux: A Good Yet Irregular Vintage
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Cassis, violets, crushed rocks, and hints of spicy oak all emerge from the 2017 Château La Fleur Morange and this rocking effort is full-bodied, expansive, and seamless on the palate. With terrific ripeness, sweet tannin, and a beautiful finish, this serious Saint-Emilion is a huge success in the vintage. It's going to benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and keep for 15-20 years.