Las Flors de La Peira - Millésimes

Las Flors de la Pèira 2005

AOC LARZAC

As well as the grand vin La Pèira, the estate produces a second wine, Las Flors. Made with the same care and attention to detail as La Peira, Las Flors de la Pèira is a blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Mouvedre. In recent vintages, small amounts of Cinsault and Carignan are added to the blend. Las Flors de la Pèira is a pure expression of the unique terroir of the Estate’s Belle Fiolle (Bellefeuille) lieu-dit (see map) tended to and harvested by hand.

2005 MILLÉSIME / VINTAGE

After a wet spring, 2005 proved overall a dry and warm vintage. Some welcomed rain before harvest introduced an otherwise sunny period before harvest which favoured later ripening cepages such as Syrah. The first vintage; concentrated and ripe.

Wine Advocate 94

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

Jeb Dunnuck Issue Date 30th Jun 2016 Source 225, The Wine Advocate

Jancis Robinson

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.

Wine Advocate (Issue 183 June 2009 )

Continuing to explore Right-Bank Bordeaux allusions, the 2005 Coteaux du Languedoc 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. Issue Date 30th Jun 2009 Source 183, The Wine Advocate

International Wine Report 94+

This rich, powerful and elegant red brings intense black fruit flavors that are backed by well-integrated oak, vanilla bean, meat and spicy notes. The long finish is filled with mouthwatering dark fruit and spice flavors. (Drink 2011-2019)  – (JD)

Las Flors de la Pèira 2006

AOC LARZAC

As well as the grand vin La Pèira, the estate produces a second wine, Las Flors. Made with the same care and attention to detail as La Peira, Las Flors de la Pèira is a blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Mouvedre. In recent vintages, small amounts of Cinsault and Carignan are added to the blend. Las Flors de la Pèira is a pure expression of the unique terroir of the Estate’s Belle Fiolle (Bellefeuille) lieu-dit (see map) tended to and harvested by hand.

2006 MILLÉSIME / VINTAGE

After a wet spring, 2005 proved overall a dry and warm vintage. Some welcomed rain before harvest introduced an otherwise sunny period before harvest which favoured later ripening cepages such as Syrah. The first vintage; concentrated and ripe.

Wine Advocate 96/100

Compared to the 2005, the 2006 Terrasses du Larzac Las Flors de la Peira is more elegant and feminine, with its deep ruby (and still vibrant) color giving way to beautiful notes of ripe black cherries, Provencal garrigue, sweet spice and hints of dark chocolate. Full-bodied, pure, silky and elegant, with sweet, integrated tannin, it too is drinking beautifully and will keep for another 4-5 years. I actually prefer this over the top cuvee. 96/100 Drink Date 2009 – 2020

Jeb Dunnuck Issue Date 30th Jun 2016 Source 225, The Wine Advocate

Jancis Robinson

Floral nose – pretty low key, and with more than a hint of oak on the nose and finish but the fruit is good. Just a tad over oaked but it just manages to be fresh and not overripe – less obviously ripe than the 2007, though there is a hint of alcohol on the finish. Big and sweet and easy. Cappuccino notes and then a little rusty on the finish. 10 Jul 2009 16.5 Drink 2010 – 2015

Andrew Jefford

One sip of the 2006 and you realize that those black fruits have untrammeled purity and depth. The sip’s a dive. Not only that, but the dream of the Languedoc—wine that, although busy with fruit, still succeeds in gathering scents of the hills into itself, like shadows into night—is brilliantly realized here. All of these wines have substance, but this more than most. There’s fresh acidity, too, unpinning
that fruit with appropriate discretion. The result is a balanced, thrilling, vivacious, deep, creamy, and perfumed red wine, but one pregnant with a sense of origin as few are. It’s shot to the center of my Languedoc orbit.
What I don’t yet know is whether or not there is something unique about this gravelly limestone site underneath the plateau of Larzac (where sheep nibble thyme to make Roquefort), or whether wines rich with this level of beauty would be possible elsewhere in the region given equivalent levels of care and attention from the same team. The vines, at between 10 and 40 years, are not notably old. Watching the terroirs of the Midi slowly acquire color and character as the years go by is a privilege given to those of us
alive now.  Read the full World of Fine Wine Article by Andrew Jefford here: Las Flors de La Peira: One Bottle Article The World of Fine Wine

International Wine Report 95+

La Peira is considered by many to be the benchmark producer in the Languedoc. The 2009 ‘Las Flors de la Peira’ is just one reason for earning this reputation. This wine is big and densely packed, yet graceful. Boasting beautiful notes of dark cherry reduction, damson plum, rich chocolate, spices, cloves, fresh floral and even minerals come through as well. Full-bodied, balanced, concentrated and focused with gorgeous silky and polished tannins that take hold and caress every inch of your palate. The supple finish is long and mouth-coating, dosing out loads of dark fruits and chocolate. If approaching this now, you must allow generous breathing time. This is still at a young stage and it will only continue to improve and gain even more complexities with time. There is no doubt this is top-notch and very serious, not only in the Languedoc but in the world and should be highly sought after by all wine enthusiasts. The blend of 40% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre make up this truly great wine. (Drink 2014-2027) – July, 2012 (JD)

Las Flors de la Pèira 2007

AOC LARZAC

As well as the grand vin La Pèira, the estate produces a second wine, Las Flors. Made with the same care and attention to detail as La Peira, Las Flors de la Pèira is a blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Mouvedre. In recent vintages, small amounts of Cinsault and Carignan are added to the blend. Las Flors de la Pèira is a pure expression of the unique terroir of the Estate’s Belle Fiolle (Bellefeuille) lieu-dit (see map) tended to and harvested by hand.

2007 MILLÉSIME / VINTAGE

Early flowering, temperate summer, and a warm autumn led to lower yields in 2007, and rich ripe wines characterised too by a feeling of lift and balanc

Wine Advocate 97/100

Wow, hello beautiful! The sensational 2007 Terrasses du Larzac Las Flors de la Peira (40% Syrah, 40% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre) tastes like a top flight Chateauneuf du Pape with its ripe black raspberry, black cherry, licorice, baking spice and roasted herb-laced bouquet. Possessing full-bodied richness, a stacked mid-palate and a luxurious texture that carries sweet tannin, no hard edges, and a great finish, this beauty is firing on all cylinders today but will continue drinking beautifully through 2025.Rating: 97  Drink Date 2010 – 2025

Jeb Dunnuck Issue Date 30th Jun 2016 Source 225, The Wine Advocate

Jancis Robinson

Syrah and Grenache with about 20% Mourvèdre.  Oaked. Very deep crimson. Light nose. Sweet start with a gentle texture but still quite a bit of firm fruit tannin. A brooding wine for superior barbecues. Alcohol, tar and liquorice on the finish. Not ready yet but there is both sweetness and freshness in this wine. Well done! Long. 17/20 10 Jul 2009  Drink 2011 – 2015?

Wine Advocate (Issue 183, June 2009)

The 2007 Coteaux du Languedoc Terrasses du Larzac Las Flors de la Peira is around 40% each Syrah and Grenache, with the rest Mourvedre, but what Mourvedre it is! Harvested only in late October, that component of this wine displayed the variety’s archetypal chocolate, bay laurel, and raw meat, and for all of its alcohol, remained juicy and bright. It would have made a gorgeous bottling on its own, but the synergies in this blend are even more formidable. Coconut, lily, marzipan, black raspberry with high-toned distilled fruit notes all pour from the glass. Chocolate richness and an amazingly vivid sense of decadently sweet inner-mouth floral perfume inform a creamy-textured, liqueur-like palate. A reservoir of fresh black fruits flows into this rich lake from somewhere, preserving vivacity and a sense of sheer refreshment, while saline and chalky notes creep into the long finish, enhancing a sense of cool complexity that helps ward off the slight sense of heat from analytically high alcohol. This beauty strikes me as likely to benefit from at least 6-8 years in bottle. (93 – 94/100)

Las Flors de la Pèira 2008

AOC LARZAC

As well as the grand vin La Pèira, the estate produces a second wine, Las Flors. Made with the same care and attention to detail as La Peira, Las Flors de la Pèira is a blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Mouvedre. In recent vintages, small amounts of Cinsault and Carignan are added to the blend. Las Flors de la Pèira is a pure expression of the unique terroir of the Estate’s Belle Fiolle (Bellefeuille) lieu-dit (see map) tended to and harvested by hand.

2008 MILLÉSIME / VINTAGE

A cooler vintage, characterized by a long, even ripening period, led to the 2008 vintage producing approachable yet high-quality wines, with a lither, lively, fresh profile.

Wine Advocate 91/100

More Grenache-dominated, with smaller parts Syrah and Mourvedre, the 2008 Terrasses du Larzac Las Flors de la Peira is inky colored and has tons of black currant, dark chocolate, resinous herbs, and scorched earth aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, focused and nicely concentrated, it has solid concentration, yet lacks the overall charm and texture found in the prior vintages. Nevertheless, it’s certainly a beautiful wine that will keep for another 5-7 years. 2011 – 2023

30th Jun 2016 Source 225, The Wine Advocate
Jancis Robinson

55% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre. Baked and more like their 100% Mourvèdre. Not such good value as their Obriers, I think. Big and brooding and very tarry. 24 Sep 2012 16.5 Drink 2013 – 2018

Wine Advocate Issue 196 2011

Around one half Grenache, one third Syrah, and the rest Mourvedre, the 2008 Coteaux du Languedoc Terrasses du Larzac Las Flors de la Peira displays less charm let alone the seductive florality of its 2009 counterpart, but offers a compelling combination of palpable density, tension, and grip. Black pepper, licorice, iodine, salt, and iron filings mingle with ripe yet tart blackberry and cassis. The finish here seems to brood, but what a huge, dark cloud it spreads across the palate! I have remarked before on the Pomerol-like aspects of this cuvee – an observation that regisseur Jeremie Depierre seconded – but if one is to stick with that simile in this vintage, it could only be Lafleur rather than a Merlot-dominated Chateaux that one had in mind. I suspect this will need 2-3 years to significantly make good on its potential and ought to be worth following for 6-8. (Tasted alongside, the bottled 2007 displays greater density and more obvious tannin but no less complexity, vibrancy, or sheer sap and refreshment than I found when I reviewed it from barrel for issue 183.) Issue Date 31st Aug 2011 Source 196, The Wine Advocate Rating:92

Las Flors de la Pèira 2009

AOC LARZAC

As well as the grand vin La Pèira, the estate produces a second wine, Las Flors. Made with the same care and attention to detail as La Peira, Las Flors de la Pèira is a blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Mouvedre. In recent vintages, small amounts of Cinsault and Carignan are added to the blend. Las Flors de la Pèira is a pure expression of the unique terroir of the Estate’s Belle Fiolle (Bellefeuille) lieu-dit (see map) tended to and harvested by hand.

2009 MILLÉSIME / VINTAGE

If 2008 (and 2006) appear to be cooler or more continental vintages, 2009 (with 2007) can be said to be Mediterranean one. Warm, dry conditions (at times even hot) led to ripe, concentrated, and opulent wines.

Wine Advocate 96/100

Another tour de force is the 2009 Terrasses du Larzac Las Flors de la Peira, which is 33% each Syrah and Grenache, with the rest primarily Mourvedre. Similar in style to the sexy and voluptuous 2007, yet possibly with a touch more purity (but maybe less overall density), it offers a sensational bouquet of sweet black currants, caramelized meats, licorice, black raspberries and chocolate, with an additional floral, sappy character emerging with time in the glass. Full-bodied, concentrated, yet sexy, lively and still fresh, it has terrific purity of fruit, nicely integrated acidity and a great finish. Drink this fab Terrasses du Larzac anytime over the coming decade (although it’s brilliant today).   Issue Date 30th Jun 2016 Source 225, The Wine Advocate Rating 96/100

International Wine Report (95+/100)

La Peira is considered by many to be the benchmark producer in the Languedoc. The 2009 ‘Las Flors de la Peira’ is just one reason for earning this reputation. This wine is big and densely packed, yet graceful. Boasting beautiful notes of dark cherry reduction, damson plum, rich chocolate, spices, cloves, fresh floral and even minerals come through as well. Full-bodied, balanced, concentrated and focused with gorgeous silky and polished tannins that take hold and caress every inch of your palate. The supple finish is long and mouth-coating, dosing out loads of dark fruits and chocolate. If approaching this now, you must allow generous breathing time. This is still at a young stage and it will only continue to improve and gain even more complexities with time. There is no doubt this is top-notch and very serious, not only in the Languedoc but in the world and should be highly sought after by all wine enthusiasts. The blend of 40% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre make up this truly great wine. (Drink 2014-2027) – July, 2012 (JD)

Wine Advocate (Issue 196 Aug 2011)

The 2009 Coteaux du Languedoc Terrasses du Larzac Las Flors de la Peira – somewhat more than a third each Syrah and Grenache, with minority components of both Mourvedre and Cinsault – features lightly-cooked, sweetly ripe black and red raspberries aromatically shadowed by their distilled counterparts and wreathed in headily- and seductively-perfumed buddleia, peony, and heliotrope. Richly-textured and full, yet preserving a core of vibrant primary juiciness, this cuvee’s Mourvedre component offers subtle underlying beef blood and chocolate while a long finish preserves a remarkable sense of transparency to both the wines floral as well as its stone, peat, iodine and mouth-wateringly saline mineral elements. This multi-registered, dynamically complex cuvee should merit at least 6-8 years’ attention. (This year, the Syrah and Grenache that will make up roughly 85% of the eventual Las Flors blend were married even before malo, so one can already speak with confidence of a salty, meaty, impeccably fruity and deeply savory 2010 Las Flors.) Drink Date 2011 – 2019 Source 196, The Wine Advocate Issue Date 31st Aug 2011 Rating: (93 – 94)

Las Flors de la Pèira 2010

AOC LARZAC

As well as the grand vin La Pèira, the estate produces a second wine, Las Flors. Made with the same care and attention to detail as La Peira, Las Flors de la Pèira is a blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Mouvedre. In recent vintages, small amounts of Cinsault and Carignan are added to the blend. Las Flors de la Pèira is a pure expression of the unique terroir of the Estate’s Belle Fiolle (Bellefeuille) lieu-dit (see map) tended to and harvested by hand.

2010 MILLÉSIME / VINTAGE

2010 can be seen in some ways to mix qualities of the 2008 and 2009 vintage. Good spring rains, moderate early temperatures, lead to a growing season in the Terrasses du Larzac of warm days and fresh cool nights.

Wine Advocate 94

My favorite of the lineup (not by much) is the 2010 Coteaux du Languedoc Terrasses du Larzac Las Flors de La Peira. A blend of 55% Grenache, 30% Syrah and the balance Mourvedre and Cinsault, aged in 25% new barrels, its inky purple color is followed by notions of black cherry, leather, licorice and assorted mineral and rocky qualities. Full-bodied, seamless and silkily textured, with beautiful mid-palate depth and integrated acidity, it will continue to shine through 2025.  Drink Date 2014 – 2025

Jeb Dunnuck Issue Date 30th Apr 2014 Source 212, The Wine Advocate

International Wine Report 94

The 2010 is another fascinating ‘Las Flors’ from La Pèira and there no question on its place is among the top echelon of Languedoc wine. This is dark and brooding with aromas of exotic spices, cocoa powder, crème de cassis, herbs, dusty minerals and even violets are all layered in the ripe blackberries and dark cherries. The gorgeous plush texture is supported by soft, round tannins that are well integrated making for a wonderful structure. There is definitely a lot of power to this wine, but everything remains very well balanced all the way the long, supple finish with sweet dark cherries and chocolate flavors leave a lasting impression. This is constantly evolving in the glass and I expect it to continue to do so over the course of the next decade in bottle. Although this really begins to express itself after about an hour of air contact, this will be a ‘Las Flors’ that will be better with some bottle age. (Best 2015-2028) – October, 2013 (JD) 94/100

Wine Advocate (La Peira Vertical Tasting)

The 2010 Terrasses du Larzac Las Flors de la Peira (55% Grenache, 30% Syrah and the rest Mourvèdre) is deep ruby/purple colored and offers lots of black cherries and assorted darker fruits to go with lots of funky herbs, damp river rock, bay leaf, and cured meat-like aromas and flavors. Beautifully concentrated, elegant and silky, with fine tannin, good acidity and plenty of length, it should hit prime time in another handful of years and drink nicely through 2026. Drink Date 2016 – 2026 Issue Date 30th Jun 2016 Source 225, The Wine Advocate 93/100

Las Flors de la Pèira 2011

AOC LARZAC

As well as the grand vin La Pèira, the estate produces a second wine, Las Flors. Made with the same care and attention to detail as La Peira, Las Flors de la Pèira is a blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Mouvedre. In recent vintages, small amounts of Cinsault and Carignan are added to the blend. Las Flors de la Pèira is a pure expression of the unique terroir of the Estate’s Belle Fiolle (Bellefeuille) lieu-dit (see map) tended to and harvested by hand.

2011 MILLÉSIME / VINTAGE

A good deal of replenishment in the winter rain led to a warm spring and early growing season. A cooler summer and perfect August and September meant the 2011 vintage delivered ripe but approachable wines.

Wine Advocate 93/100

Tasted out of bottle, the 2011 Coteaux du Languedoc Terrasses du Larzac Las Flors de La Peira is gorgeous. Kirsch, graphite, licorice, spice box and cured meats are just some of the nuances here, and it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness and depth. Still showing a kiss of oak, give it another year in bottle and drink it over the following 8-10 years.  Drink Date 2014 – 2024 93/100

Jeb Dunnuck Issue Date 30th Apr 2014 Source 212, The Wine Advocate

Wine Advocate (Vertical Tasting 2016)

A charming, forward, silky effort, the 2011 Terrasses du Larzac Las Flors de la Peira offers tons of kirsch, toasted spice, garrigue and licorice notes in a medium to full-bodied, silky, beautifully elegant, seamless style. It’s drinking nicely today, and there’s no need to delay gratification. Drink Date 2014 – 2021 Issue Date 30th Jun 2016 Source 225, The Wine Advocate Rating 92

Las Flors de la Pèira 2012

AOC LARZAC

As well as the grand vin La Pèira, the estate produces a second wine, Las Flors. Made with the same care and attention to detail as La Peira, Las Flors de la Pèira is a blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Mouvedre. In recent vintages, small amounts of Cinsault and Carignan are added to the blend. Las Flors de la Pèira is a pure expression of the unique terroir of the Estate’s Belle Fiolle (Bellefeuille) lieu-dit (see map) tended to and harvested by hand.

2011 MILLÉSIME / VINTAGE

An atypical vintage for La Peira. A cold spring, then cooler in general (if sometimes volatile) weather over the summer and leading up to harvest. The result is a 2012 vintage that is relatively lean bodied for the region, with a lively, fresh profile, accessible at an early age, with an earlier drinking window.

Wine Advocate (90 - 93)

In the same mould, with an overall elegant, seamless feel, the 2012 Coteaux du Languedoc Terrasses du Larzac Las Flors de La Peira gives up ample blackberry, pepper, crushed flowers, resinous herbs and hints of licorice in it’s medium-bodied, nicely textured and balanced personality. It should drink well on release and evolve gracefully through 2022.

Jeb Dunnuck Issue Date 30th Apr 2014 Source 212, The Wine Advocate Rating (90-93)

Wine Advocate (La Peira Vertical 2016)

Similar in style to the 2011, the medium-ruby colored 2012 Terrasses du Larzac Las Flors de la Peira offers lightweight notes of kirsch, garrigue, underbrush and hints of meatiness in a surprisingly forward, moderately concentrated, straightforward style. While it’s certainly a solid wine, it’s a far cry from the more concentrated, textured and layered earlier vintages. 2015-2022

Issue Date 30th Jun 2016 Source 225, The Wine Advocate 2015 – 2022 Rating 89

Las Flors de la Pèira 2013

AOC LARZAC

As well as the grand vin La Pèira, the estate produces a second wine, Las Flors. Made with the same care and attention to detail as La Peira, Las Flors de la Pèira is a blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Mouvedre. In recent vintages, small amounts of Cinsault and Carignan are added to the blend. Las Flors de la Pèira is a pure expression of the unique terroir of the Estate’s Belle Fiolle (Bellefeuille) lieu-dit (see map) tended to and harvested by hand.

2013 MILLÉSIME / VINTAGE

After cold, damp start to the year, an Indian summer led to a late harvest with Syrah and the late-ripening Carignan and Mourvèdre faring particularly well. A delicacy and youthful feeling of the finesse of the 2012 – but with more the frame and body of 2011.

Wine Advocate 92/100

I loved the 2013 Terrasses du Larzac Las Flors de la Peira. Medium to full-bodied, complex and layered, with lots of dark fruits, dried herbs, licorice and earth, it has a savoriness to its fruit, ripe tannin and a good finish. It’s already approachable and should drink nicely through 2023. 2016 – 2023

Jeb Dunnuck Issue Date 28th Apr 2016 Source 224, The Wine Advocate

Wine Advocate (La Peira Vertical Tasting 2016)

A pretty, elegant version of this cuvee, which is the hallmark of the vintage, the 2013 Terrasses du Larzac Las Flors de la Peira offers a darker slant to its fruit profile and has lots of blackberry, cracked pepper, violets, saddle leather and distinct minerality. This medium-bodied, pure, polished beauty has already integrated tannin, notable purity of fruit and a great finish. It’s a beautiful effort in a difficult vintage.  Drink Date 2015 – 2023 Issue Date 30th Jun 2016 Source 225, The Wine Advocate Rating 91

Las Flors de la Pèira 2014

AOC LARZAC

As well as the grand vin La Pèira, the estate produces a second wine, Las Flors. Made with the same care and attention to detail as La Peira, Las Flors de la Pèira is a blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Mouvedre. In recent vintages, small amounts of Cinsault and Carignan are added to the blend. Las Flors de la Pèira is a pure expression of the unique terroir of the Estate’s Belle Fiolle (Bellefeuille) lieu-dit (see map) tended to and harvested by hand.

2014 MILLÉSIME / VINTAGE

A dry year, where a coolish summer produced wines of concentration and quality.  Fortunately, hail and rain, which touched much of the wider region, missed La Pèira (and the Terrasses du Larzac for the most part).

Wine Advocate (92 - 94)

Still in barrel, the 2014 Terrasses du Larzac Las Flors de La Peira will see two years in one- to three-year-old barrels. It’s a full-bodied, rich, textured effort that’s loaded with notions of chocolate, black raspberries, currants, licorice and earth. There’s a layered, balanced feel here and it will benefit from 1-2 years of bottle age and drink nicely through 2024.  Rating: (92 – 94) Drink Date NA

Jeb Dunnuck Issue Date 28th Apr 2016 Source 224, The Wine Advocate

Wine Advocate (La Peira Vertical Tasting 2016)

Similar in style to a slightly more concentrated 2012, the beautiful 2014 Terrasses du Larzac Las Flors de la Peira offers lots of sweet black cherries, Provencal garrigue, saddle leather and crushed flower-like characteristics in a medium-bodied, supple, polished and elegant style. Drink this total charmer on release and over the following 7-8 years. (89 – 92) Issue Date 30th Jun 2016 Source 225, The Wine Advocate Drink Date: NA

Las Flors de la Pèira 2015

AOC LARZAC

As well as the grand vin La Pèira, the estate produces a second wine, Las Flors. Made with the same care and attention to detail as La Peira, Las Flors de la Pèira is a blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Mouvedre. In recent vintages, small amounts of Cinsault and Carignan are added to the blend. Las Flors de la Pèira is a pure expression of the unique terroir of the Estate’s Belle Fiolle (Bellefeuille) lieu-dit (see map) tended to and harvested by hand.

2015 MILLÉSIME / VINTAGE

Early, hot vintage with dry growing conditions producing deep, rich, full-bodied wines with at the same time a purity of fruit and sound, tannic structure.

Wine Advocate (91 - 93)

The Grenache-focused release is the 2015 Terrasses du Larzac Las Flors de la Peira includes 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre and smaller parts Cinsault and Carignan. Made in a pretty, elegant style, it has a vibrant ruby color to go with jammy, forward notes of raspberries, blackberries, violets and garrigue. Medium to full-bodied, pure, with ripe tannin, good acidity, and terrific length, it will have 10-12 years of overall longevity. Issue Date 28th Apr 2016 Source 224, The Wine Advocate Drink Date: NA (91-93)

Andrew Jefford

deep b-r

> lovley fresh fruit definition here: pure and sleek red fruits, not black.  Plump, lush, almost visceral fleshy allure

> smooth, mouth-filling, lovely present tannins; wealth and depth.  True Languedoc herbal finish.  Pure, elegant; a complex blend; the complexity which is the birthright of the blend …  Midweight but splendid energy.  All the garrigue is in here; is the garigguiest?  And lovely poise balance energy thrust and articulation.  Terrific.  Liquorice herbal finish.  Magnificent purity of fruit, tannins, density … this vintage (or the Audrey touch) is something special …  Las Flors absolutely shouldn’t be seen as a second red; it;’s just totally different and by dint of the blend often really up there with La Peira itself…A wine like this shows that Las Flors is still The Value buy every time

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