(92-94 pts) Wine Advocate - The 2015 Château Pindefleurs has a beautiful bouquet, extremely pure and generous with blueberry and blackberry fruit, well integrated oak, hints of violet and rose petal in the background. The palate is fresh and vibrant, the tannins extremely fine and the acidity well judged, lending tension and precision. I love how this flows across the mouth - one of the best Pindefleurs that I have tasted. This comes highly recommended.
Located at the foot of the main hillside west of Saint-Émilion, Château Pindefleurs’ 17 hectare (41,65 acres) vineyard is planted with 35-year-old Merlot and Cabernet Franc vines on a gravelly clay-limestone terroir.
The estate enjoys modern viticulture techniques, such as green harvesting and leaf thinning, followed by gentle macerations in the cellar, frequent pumpovers, and traditional vertical pressing. The wine is then aged in new oak barrels.
The owner, Madame Dominique Lauret-Mestreguilhem, believes that finding a balance between a traditional philosophy and modern techniques is the key to the harmony found in her wines. The vineyard’s name, which translates to “Flower Pine,” is particularly well-suited to the wine’s floral bouquet and charming body.
Powerful yet delicate, deep yet refined, Château Pindefleurs can be enjoyed young, for the wine’s fresh, bright fruit, or cellared for a few years to reveal the length and elegance characteristic of the wines of Saint-Émilion.