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Château La Fleur 2016 - Saint Émilion Grand Cru


Appellation | Saint Émilion Grand Cru

 Grape77% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc

Tasting Notes | Aromas of red and black fruits, mixed with sweet spices and roasted notes. On the palate, freshness. This wine shows complexity and richness. It is ripe, and is based on well-integrated tannins. Notes of fruit on the finish, raspberry and wild strawberry, which makes it quite juicy. 

Pairing | Most grilled roasted meats.    

Ideal drinking | 2022 - 2040. You will need to open this wine 3 hours before. Or give it an hour of decanting in a decanter. 

Reviews | Wine Spectator 92, Jancis Robinson 15.5/20, Vinous 87, Revue du Vin de France 18.5-19.5, James Suckling 92

The Chateau 

Victor Fourcaud Beylot, influential member of the Libourne wine trade and eldest son of Jean Laussac Fourcaud who was at Château Cheval Blanc at the time, founded the property of Château Couperie in 1862. Victor Fourcaud Beylot took particular care of his vineyard and, in 1881, Couperie was classified by Edouard Féret in `Bordeaux and its Wines` among the most appreciated wines. The property then belonged to Mr. Haudegand, then to Mrs. Renaud who sold it to Marcel Dassault in 1955. The latter gave it his name and, using the skills of the best specialists in the region, allowed his vintage to be classified as 1969. In 1994, his grandson Laurent took over the management of the estate. Helped by Laurence Brun, he experiences the same passion and the same pleasure in producing constantly improving wines each year.

Current owner: The Dasault Family

Vines : Average age 40 years

Farming : Manual harvesting, density sorting of the grapes
Merlot: October 11, 2016
Cabernet Franc: October 25, 2016
Cabernet Sauvignon: October 26, 2016

Ageing : New barrels 75% - 1 year old barrels 25%
Aging period: 15 to 16 months depending on the plots

Terroir: Northern plateau of Saint-Emilion with clay-limestone soil.