Robert Parker 88
The 1959 is a ruggedly built, muscular, tough-textured wine that is impressive for its size and weight. But much like the 1964 and 1970, it lacks charm and finesse. It should continue to age well for another 10-15 years. Last tasted 12/87
Anticipated maturity: 1987-2002
I have been fortunate enough to taste the 1959 Lafleur on three occasions, both sighted and blind. It is a delectable wine, quite savoury on the nose with touches of bay leaf and saddle leather, vestiges of fruit from what must have been a concentrated Pomerol. The palate is big-boned but it is also interwoven with commendable acidity even if it lacks the pedigree of, Trotanoy or Latour-à-Pomerol on the finish. Tasted at the Attersee vertical and taken from the "Pomerol" book.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028