Chateau La Fleur Bouärd MAGNUM 2006 - Lalande de Pomerol
Bordering the Pomerol plateau and not far from Saint-Emilion, vineyard Boüard La Fleur enjoys an exceptional situation. Under the leadership of Hubert de Bouard de Laforest, co-owner of Chateau Angelus, the area combines tradition, expertise and innovation. With his wife Corinne, there have ambitions to make the flower Boüard an exceptional vintage. The land is located north of Pomerol on gravelly soils and sandy gravel, which attract heat and promote early ripening grapes. It rests on a dirt iron, which gives the wine an aroma of violet feature some of the biggest pomerols. After the harvest, the grapes are subject to a double sorting: before and after de-stemming manual. The alcoholic fermentation is carried out in small tronçonniques vats and barrels. Malolactic are made for their barrels. The breeding of the vintage Boüard The flower lasts between 18 and 24 months in French oak barrels, 75% new. The area is also developing a special wine, the Over the Flower Boüard, raised for 33 months in barrels renewed 100% each year.
|Bottle Size||1.5 L|
|Appellation||Lalande de Pomerol|
|Grapes||80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|When to drink||2011-2026|
2006 is a proper vintage, which presents a heterogeneous quality due to unfavorable weather conditions. After heavy rainfall recorded in March, the temperature of the four months that followed clearly exceeded seasonal norms. July was even scorching. However, the region suffers August cool and rainy, which delayed ripening. The beginning of September was miraculous, the reviving temperatures with 35 °, but it was followed by heavy rainfall. The end of September and October benefited sunshine which helped save the day. You had to learn to wait to harvest. Moreover, in this difficult vintage in terms of climate, the human hand has really made the difference, forcing the domains to be selective during the harvest, and again the winery. In the end, this vintage reveals very good in the mouth. Early land planted with merlot well have pulled their game. The designations such as Pomerol and Saint Emilion offer velvety wines. The great Cabernets, yet austere to wine tasting, may ultimately prove to be magnificent, especially from Saint-Julien. But they will be expected 2006 to be a year guard. Graves are proving of great finesse. Pauillac wines are distinguished by their aromatic complexity. Saved by the sun of the first days of September, the dry whites show gourmands, aromatic, well balanced. They can be enjoyed on the fruit, even if their aging potential is good. The vintage has produced the sweet wines have suffered particular climatic conditions that made it difficult or impossible the development of botrytis. The selection has been drastic to keep only the berries affected by the noble rot.