Promoted to Grand Cru Classe in 2012, Chateau La Fleur Morange is enjoying stellar success. Mathilde is their Second Wine, the brain child of Jean Francois Julien, named after his daughter. Produced from 100 year old Merlot vines on exceptional soils unique in Saint Emilion, this is a special wine. The Julien’s discovered that their tiny vineyard in Saint Pey d’Armens lay on the same iron rich clay that produces world famous Chateau Petrus in neighbouring Pomerol. Passionate, gifted and driven; Jean Francois Julien has made it his life’s work to achieve perfection. Praise has been heaped on his shoulders by critics around the globe and it’s much deserved.
The 2009 vintage in Bordeaux has been hailed as one of the vintages of the century and the Mathilde born of this year exhibits all the quality and characteristics you would expect. Plus a little extra magic. Splendidly mature it’s drinking window is between 2010 – 2025. Delicous with food; it is the ideal pairing for lamb, beef and game.
Robert Parker 92 points.
The 2009 La Fleur Morange Mathilde is bottled early in order to emphasize the fruit character of the vineyard.
‘It is an exuberant, pure, hedonistic pleasure bomb filled with fruit and glycerin’.
Mathilde has been a beauty in other vintages so I’m not surprised it showed so well in 2009. It is 100% Merlot, which explains the gushing, exuberant black cherry and black currant fruit and hedonistic style of this wine. Medium to full-bodied with no hard edges.
Learn more about Mathilde and La Fleur Morange on Nicks Blog: Chateau La Fleur Morange – how an extra was cast as the star