Chateau La Fleur De Jaugue Saint-Emilion Bordeaux
Chateau La Fleur De Jaugue Saint-Emilion Bordeaux; A stunner from one of Bordeaux's best vintages;
As Mr. Parker notes in his review of this wine, “Always a well-made effort, La Fleur de Jaugue’s 2010 reveals more structure and tannin than is normally found in this juicy, savory St.-Emilion. Its dark ruby/purple color is accompanied by intense aromas of kirsch liqueur, licorice and loamy soil. Medium-bodied, elegant, pure and endearing, it should drink nicely for 7-10 years.”
This is a Grand Cru bottling but, as the St. Emillion classification system is, ahem, a bit “over-rewarded”, we aren’t going to focus on the semantics there. However, La Fleur de Jaugue is hardly a run-of-the mill Chateau but rather an “impeccably run” Chateau consistently producing “sleeper of the vintage” and “shrewd insider” wines. Having just tasted the 2010, I can tell you it’s just now entering its drinking window and I recommend a good decant. It’s no secret that the phenomenal 2009 and 2010 vintages drove Bordeaux prices to new heights which makes this offer all the more compelling. First class wine at an incredible price.