Chateau Lafleur 'Les Pensees de Lafleur' 2012

Merlot,Cabernet Franc

The second wine, the 2012 Les Pensees de Lafleur (about one-half the entire production), is a blend of 54% Merlot and 46% Cabernet Franc. It is a mid-weight, delicate wine displaying hints of sweet cherries, plums, licorice, wet gravel and earth. This supple, medium-bodied, pleasant offering should easily drink well for 10-15+ years. - WA87~89

The Winery

Mr. Jean-Pierre Moueix, born in Corrèze in 1913, arrived with his parents in Saint-Emilion following the 1929 depression. In 1937, he founded his wine merchant business on the Quai du Priourat in Libourne.

At that time, the wines of Libourne were little known. Moueix was astute to foresee the Merlot grape’s ability to age as well as their natural charm and ability to seduce. He spent his life promoting these wines internationally. In the 1950’s, he consolidated his merchant business with the acquisition of several well-known properties. Years later he enjoyed a quiet retirement before his death in 2003.

His second son, Christian (born in 1946) joined the family business in 1970, directing at first the agricultural activities. Several years later, he also assumed all commercial responsibilities before becoming President in 1991.

Today the Ets. Jean-Pierre Moueix is owned by Christian Moueix and his children: Edouard (born in 1977), Sales Director since 2003, and Charlotte (born in 1978), a wild animal veterinarian.

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