The Wine House Limited

La Fleur Morange 2012

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France, Bordeaux, St Emiliion

Grapes: 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc

Ageing: new 500-liter barrels

James Suckling

(JS=92) A firm and flavorful wine with chocolate, toasted oak, coffee and berry character. Full body, chewy tannins and a savory finish. A little bitter on the finish but this will come out nicely. Better in 2016.  (RP=90) The more expensive cuvée, the 2012 La Fleur Morange, is the more serious of the siblings. Broodingly dark ruby/purple, with more cassis, black raspberry, earth and spice, it is medium to full-bodied, ripe, pure, nicely textured and long. This is consistently a top effort and ideal for drinking early on or cellaring for 10-12 years. It is a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc from 80-year-old vines cropped at a lowly 25 hectoliters per hectare (14.5% alcohol).