The 2016 Le Plus (100% Merlot) has a medium to deep garnet-purple color and rocks up with a flamboyantly-scented nose of Morello cherries, warm black plum, blackberry preserves and chocolate box with a touch of bay leaves. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is laden with open-knit black fruit preserves, sparked by dried herbs and textured with soft, rounded tannins, finishing with a lively lift.
Made from the oldest vines growing in ground made up of large stones lying on top of clay, Le Plus de La Fleur de Boüard expresses the full character of the property’s old Merlot grapes which are the only variety to be used.
These very old vines obviously have very low yields of 15 to 29 hectolitres per hectare. The wine is aged for a very long time: 33 months in barrels including 18 months on fine lees. The resulting wine is smooth and elegant. It has perfect balance and lovely freshness. This lush, mouth-filling wine reveals a wide range of aromas and outstanding elegance.
Its first vintage in 2000 was scored 99/100 by Parker and was designated as the best Merlot in the world by Weinwisser in 2001. Le Plus de La Fleur de Boüard is on a par with the most high-ranking Pomerol wines because of its unique complexity. The de Boüard family has managed to develop the finest expression of this terroir, the essential Lalande-de-Pomerol.