Château-La-Fleur-de-Bouard Le Plus 2003 - Stirling Fine Wines
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Château-La-Fleur-de-Bouard Le Plus 2003
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Château-La-Fleur-de-Bouard Le Plus 2003

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Grapes selected from a superb vineyard with heat-retaining stony soil. Harvested by the château's own team from selected plots of old vines with small yields. Bunches are hand-stemmed. Whole berries are vinified in our "OVNI" vat (real state-of-art technology). This small, oddly-shaped experimental vat has a large surface area which maximizes skin contact. This reduces all vigorous actions, such as pumping over or punching down the cap, to a minimum, which allows the extraction of the finest tannins. Kept in french oak barrels, 100% new oak, 33 months barrel ageing, No fining, No filtration.
Wine Spectator
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Fantastic aromas of crushed berry, toasted oak and licorice. Full-bodied, round and velvety, with lots of flavor and a medium finish. Needs time to develop. Big and rich in a new-wave style. Best after 2008. 250 cases made.

James Suckling, 2007
Wine Advocate
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The 2003 Le Plus smells like a chocolate fudge sundae with notes of caramel, chocolate, vanilla, blackberries, and sweet cherry jam. Possessing great depth and plenty of flesh as well as some heavy duty tannins, it should drink well between 2008-2023. This cuvee tips the scales at 14% natural alcohol.

Robert Parker, April 2006