Château Lafleur 2004 750ml - 11676
The property was founded in 1872 by current owner Jacques Guinaudeau’s great great grandfather, Henri Greloud. In Bordeaux, an area of France where many of the most lauded properties are owned today by large holding companies or corporations, such small-scale, artisanal ownership and craft are relatively rare. The wines of Château Lafleur are uncharacteristic for Pomerol in their composition. The blend is an almost perfect 50/50 split of Merlot and Cabernet Franc — an unusually harmonious balance of these two grapes. Production levels are tiny for a Bordeaux property. The 4.5-hectare vineyard produces only 1,000 cases per vintage, which is small, even by the standards of Right Bank properties.