|1999 La Fleur de Gay
A Merlot Dry Red Table wine from
Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
Wine Advocate #140(Apr 2002)
Reviewer: Robert Parker
Drink: 2003 - 2016
Current (Release) Cost: $81-$103 (75)
Low yields in addition to riper fruit have gotten this estate back on track. Only 7,000 bottles were produced of the 1999 La Fleur de Gay, a 100% Merlot cuvee that is bottled unfiltered. It exhibits a deep ruby/purple color, serious concentration, and a lovely perfume of black fruits mixed with minerals, toast, and cherries. The wine is nicely-textured and pure, with wonderful sweetness, harmony, and ripe tannin. It will be at its best between 2003-2016.