Les Pensees de Lafleur
Les Pensees de Lafleur is the second wine of Chateau Lafleur, which is located in the shadow of the famous Chateau Petrus estate. Tiny Chateau Lafleur with its 11 acres of Pomerol vineyards was for much of its history known only to the most die-hard Bordeaux connoisseurs. Like most wine estates in France it was a family business for several centuries, and in the 1940s it was inherited by two sisters, Therese and Marie Robin, who never married or had children. The sisters quietly ran the estate until their deaths, often making outstanding wine. Since 1985 the estate has been run by Sylvie and Jacques Guinaudeau, niece and nephew to the Robin sisters. The pair has modernized winemaking using new oak casks for some vintages. The Chateau has produced Les Pensees de Lafleur since 1984. Some 750 cases are produced annually.