Property of Mr Flabby Less
La Fleur De Bouard, 2001, Lalande De Pomerol, Bordeaux
This wine is by my favourite wine-maker, Hubert De Bouard. It's made from 75% merlot, 20% cabernet franc and 5% cabernet sauvignon.
Very dark in colour with garnet rim. Lovely and seductive perfume of game, blueberries, plum, chocolate, spices (mainly cinnamon) with a hint of sweet vanilla. Elegant and not overpowering mineral flavours. Medium body with good level of acidity. Typical old world wine taste. Nicely matured. Silky smooth texture, rounded tannins that evenly coats your mouth. Lacks complexity perhaps due to age. Highly enjoyable!
Good drinking for at least the next 5 years. I doubt my remaining 6 bottles can last that long! :-P