Le Plus de La Fleur de Bouard 2015 is a Lalande de Pomerol, remarkable for its fresh aromas and flavours, chiseled, powerful and refined. The wine, made only from Merlot, impresses with its volume, its balance and its singularity. The robe looks like ink with blue hues. The nose is intense, with concentrated spices (4 peppercorn blend, saffron) evolving to fragrant black fig notes. A swirl in the glass reveals the depth and magnitude of aromatic notes of burlat cherry and Lebanese cedar, combined with a fresh oxygenated touch. At this stage of development, the wine is generous while slowly revealing its hidden potential. In the mouth, the wine is direct with dynamic acidity. The tannic structure is quite strong and gives the tactile impression of cashmere with well extracted ripe tannins. The retro-olfaction of black cherry is seductive. The finish offers an attractive fruity persistence. A solidly built wine, this is a Lalande de Pomerol both modern and respectful of its signature varietal.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2015 La Fleur de Bouard Le Plus has an intense, corpulent, ravishing bouquet with sexy blueberry, blackberry and cassis aromas shrouded by just a touch of alcohol. The palate is full-bodied with dense, but polished tannin. This is a harmonious Lalande-de-Pomerol, sleek and smooth with layers of sweet black fruit, but it just misses the precision and refinement that others possess. Still, it feels long in the mouth - one for those seeking hedonistic pleasure.