La Fleur de Gay 2014
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: La Fleur de Gay
Country: France Region: Bordeaux
Grapes Varieties: Merlot
Classification: Production: 442 Cases
Alcohol: 14% abv Packing: Original Wooden Case of 12 bottle
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
JS=93 Aromas of blackberries, wet earth and spices follow through to chocolate and a flavorful finish. Tight and polished. Full body, velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Give it two to three years to soften. Better in 2020.
WA=92 The 2014 La Fleur de Gay has much more complexity on the nose compared to its peers with intense blackberry, black truffle and smoke aromas emerging from the glass in an orderly fashion. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin. There is still a layer of new oak to wade through at the moment, but there is certainly substance to soak that up with time. This is a more muscular La Fleur de Gay than previous vintages: structured with a firm backbone, but it will mellow and soften for those that will afford it requisite bottle age. One to watch.
WS=90 Notes of warm blackberry and boysenberry preserves roll through, flecked with anise and black tea details. Fleshy overall, with a charcoal hint adding spine to the finish. A solid introduction to Pomerol. Best from 2018 through 2028.
AG=88? The 2014 Fleur de Gay has a rich and high-toned bouquet like the 2014 L'Enclos, hints of brown spices and sandalwood interlacing the red fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with a rather hard tannin, a slight bitterness in the mouth with a firm, masculine, gravelly finish. This is missing a little charm and the muscular nature that I noticed just after bottling appears to have become more accentuated for the time being. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting.