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    Chateau Lafleur 1997
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    "Still very deep purple with blueish notes. Looks much more than two years younger than the Pensées de Lafleur 1998. Smells quite youthful. Dense, still very powerful and almost tarry. Not scrawny. Just adolescent. Still slightly tannic. A bit of a dry finish." (17pts JR, Oct 2008)

    "I liked the 1997 Lafleur more than the 1996. It is one of those rare Lafleurs that lucky purchasers will be able to drink at a young age. An impressively saturated dense ruby/purple color is followed by the classic Lafleur aromas - jammy black raspberries, kirsch liqueur, prunes, and minerals. Forward, full-bodied, and sexy, with an unctuous texture, and gobs of sweet tannin, this is a luxurious, evolved Lafleur that will provide gorgeous drinking in 2-3 years, and last for two decades. The only other vintage of Lafleur that tasted this evolved and satiny at such a youthful age was the 1983." (91-93 pts. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #116, Apr. 1998)

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2011
    6th Friday
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