Made from 100 year old vines on unique soil, Mathilde is the Second Wine from Chateau La Fleur Morange. Having enjoyed meteoric success this little chateau started from humble beginnings on an ancient plot in Saint Pey d’Armens in Saint Emilion at the turn of the millenium. The brain child of Jean Francois Julien, La Fleur Morange has seen amazing success. The soils here were discovered to be the same iron rich clay that produces world famous Chateau Petrus in Pomerol. Using this exceptional terroir the gifted wine maker Jean Francois Julien, aided by brilliant oenologist Claude Gros, has produced wines that hit the headlines. Their achievements were rewarded when the chateau was raised to the status of Grand Cru Classe in 2012 – a tremendous award for such a new venture!
Flexible and food friendly the 2008 Mathilde is superb with roast lamb and rich casseroles, steak and duck. The perfect partner for venison, Mathilde also pairs well with pigeon, wild boar, pheasant and game pie.
Robert Parker 92 points.
This La Fleur Morange Mathilde is a fabulous effort. Exuberant, hedonistic quantities of white chocolate, black currants, sweet cherries and Christmas fruitcake soar from the glass of this dense ruby/purple-tinged wine. Medium to full-bodied, round, fleshy and succulent, this is a major sleeper of the vintage and ideal for drinking during 2011 – 2019.
‘This wine merits serious attention. A seductive, sexy, fruity, 100% Merlot, it is an unpretentious St.-Emilion that will seduce the senses and provide enormous pleasure’.
Learn more about Mathilde and La Fleur Morange on Nicks Blog: Chateau La Fleur Morange – how an extra was cast as the star