If any property can claim to be one of the spearheads of the Pomerol appellation, it's Château Lafleur. It's a Domaine that was founded in 1872 by Henri Greloud, and today it's his descendants, Sylvie and Jacques GuinauDeau, who own it alongside their son Baptiste and his wife Julie, to whom they've passed the reins. Read more
Vineyard Château Lafleur covers 4.5 hectares in a single block, and has the notable distinction of never having undergone the slightest plot modification since its creation. The soils are composed of sandy-clay gravel to the northwest and clay gravel to the south and east, with some gravelly sand in the heart of the vineyard. The grape varieties are 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet franc, with the latter ripening well. Only 20,000 bottles are produced each year.
A Second wine is produced on the property, Les Pensées de Lafleur, from vines located on sandy-gravel soils.
The Château Lafleur produces exceptional wines that can ultimately be defined simply: refined, deep and voluptuous. Their remarkable balance and beautiful tannic structure give them great ageing potential.