Wine Searcher Award
Château Lafleur is a mythical wine, generally recognised as the only wine which is comparable in quality to Pétrus. Unlike any other major Bordeaux property, Lafleur is almost like a Burgundian domaine. The scale is very much smaller than is generally the case in Bordeaux - there are only 4.5 hectares of vines here, in one single parcel, producing about 1,000 cases of Lafleur each year. This allows Jacques and Sylvie Guinaudeau to adopt an absolutely hands-on approach, with spectacular results.