Las Flors de la Pèira 2005

Otherwise unavailable and in very limited quantites

Cost per bottle: €47.02
Available: 1/2 Case (6 bottles) or full case (12 bottles)
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Description
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Wooden case of 6 or 12 bottles only
Cuvée
Las Flors de la Pèira 2005
Cépages
Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre
Parcelle
Bellefeuille (Belle Fiolle)
Vintage
2005
Available
Wooden case of 6 or 12 bottles only

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Free Shipping & French tax and duty paid. Country of delivery duty and tax – if any – may be claimed from purchaser when delivered

About La Pèira

“Easily one of the top estates in all of France” Jeb Dunnuck Wine Advocate

“Make no mistake about it, this is a very special wine made on a very special estate.” Jancis Robinson Financial Times

“Wines that need not fear comparison with any of the world’s wine icons” David Schildknecht Wine Advocate

”Rearranged my inner pantheon in the way that truly great wine can.” Andrew Jefford The World of Fine Wine

La Pèira is one of a select list of estates in France to receive a ✪✪✪✪✪ (super 5 stars, restricted to
the true classics, out-and-out world class). One of three in Southern France and the estate in the Languedoc to receive this rating, Wines Behind the Label Guide

“Many observers consider this to be the most exciting estate in the Languedoc.” Robert Parker Wine Advocate

“The flagship wine from this new venture is easily going to be the next great global cult wine. Think Clos Erasmus or Masseto” Gary Vaynerchuk

“Confirmed the high potential of the relatively cool, windy hills north of Clermont” Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson, The World Atlas of Wine

“A range of wines of striking depth and originality yet great truth to place, too.” Andrew Jefford, Financial Times

“The texture and the depth of flavor are amazing. It reminded me at different moments of 1989 La Mission Haut-Brion, Fattoria Galardi 2004 Terre di Lavoro and 1990 Henri Bonneau Reserve des Célestins.” Jay McInerney Wall Street Journal

“Have helped completely change the landscape and the horizon of their appellation, with the wines being placed on qualitative level or above, of the 1er crus classés of Bordeaux and the Grands Crus of Burgundy” Bertrand Rougier Classement des Meilleurs Vins de France 2014 Lafont Presse

“Now recognised as one of the very top wines in France.” Simon Field MW Berry Bros. & Rudd

“There is clearly real sensibility for the local terrain and varietal traditions” Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com

“Southern France’s First Growth” Andrew McMurray Vice, President of Zachys

“They have created great wines, the kind of wines that can jolt consumers’ perceptions of the Languedoc and can rival the best from Bordeaux, and the Rhône. Maybe, given time, they might even right a historical wrong.” Andrew Jefford, Gourmet Traveller WINE

A fabulous wine that sports a still youthful ruby color, the 2005 Terrasses du Larzac Las Flors de la Peira offers a complex, meaty, masculine profile that continues to show more and more fruit with time in the glass. Ripe black cherries, black olives, roasted herbs, scorched earth and lots of cured meat characteristics all give way to full-bodied, rich, concentrated, yet still elegant and textured Terrasses du Larzac. This should continue to drink beautifully for at least another 4-5 years (and probably longer, yet there’s no need to wait). Drink Date 2008 – 2020 Issue Date 30th Jun 2016 Source 225, The Wine Advocate  Wine Advocate 94

Reaffirming my belief that this estate is producing some of the top wines from the region, the 2005 La Pèira Terrasses du Larzac Las Flors is a blend of 40% Syrah, 40% Grenache and 20% Mourvèdre. It comes from gravely, alluvial soils and is aged for 24 months in new French oak. It offers a full scaled, ripe and layered bouquet of cassis, blackberries, graphite, dark chocolate and raw meat. These aromas carry over to the palate where the wine displays a full bodied, powerful character, beautiful fruit, serious texture and a very long finish. This is a classy, top notch wine that should continue to drink well over the next decade. I like this a touch more than the ’06 but both vintages are worth seeking out. (Drink between 2010-2022) 94/100 Jeb Dunnuck, Rhone Report / Wine Advocate

Continuing to explore Right-Bank Bordeaux allusions, the 2005 Terrasses du Larzac Las Flors de la Peira displays a Cabernet Franc-like combination of gardenia, machine oil, and crushed stone to accompany its abundance of black fruits, toasted nuts, and chocolate. With terrific richness on the palate, like a mingling of nut paste and fruit preserves, this incorporates a roasted meat dimension that was there already 18 months ago, but does not (yet, at least) have a carnal counterpart in any of the younger wines from this cellar. Suggestions of caramel enhance the sweet, baked sense of dark, rich fruit, yet an element of sappy refreshment and levity carries into its long finish. Prior to bottling, I under-estimated this wine’s potential. It represents an impressive performance in the context of its vintage – not to mention for an inaugural wine –and should be worth following for at least 3-5 more years, although obviously with a new project, only time will truly tell. 93/100 David Schildknecht, Wine Advocate

Deep crimson. Very deep blackish crimson with some development. Very sweet start and then oaky astringency. Not quite as integrated as the younger versions. – a bit jagged – but more ambitious and sweeter than most. A playful wine that certainly delivers pleasure and puzzlement. 16.5/20 Jancis Robinson

While current vintages of the wines of La Pèira cannot be acquired here, we thought to found this little épicerie (especiariá in occitan) simply for the purchase of larger format bottlings, for en primeur offers, for the occasional limited stock of library vintages (ex-domaine), and for otherwise unavailable rarities and oddities only.

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver to all countries. For details as to countries we can deliver to, see sales conditions & legal information.

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