Vintage 2010 is extraordinarily complex and deep. How beauteous is nature when it is bountiful!
The Fleur-Pétrus is composed predominantly of Merlot, which produces and generosity to the wine, while a small percentage of Cabernet Franc contributes rigor and complexity.
The vineyard is made up of three parcels on the plateau of Pomerol with altitudes averaging 33 to 38 meters above sea level. The pebbly soils from the northern parcel yields a wine of great elegance with notes of black cherries. The center plot, known as "summer area", produces a wine of tremendous suppleness with a hint of plum. Wine from the southern parcel is particularly velvety, dense, structured, with a pronounced nose of blackcurrant.
Blended, these three singular terroirs with balanced and complementary characteristics produces a generous, expressive wine with apparent structure and dominance of black fruit. An attentive tasting reveals remarkable refinement, complexity, and a touch of violet.