Château Lafleur is a tiny (4.5ha, 11 acres) family-run property in the Pomerol appellation on Bordeaux's Right Bank. The vineyard sits on deep layers of gravel on the edge of the Pomerol plateau, next to La Fleur-Pétrus. The vineyard is planted 50/50 between Merlot and Cabernet Franc; an unusually high proportion of the latter which contributes greatly to the wine's capacity (and need) for ageing. Yields are very low even by the standards of Pomerol, and only around 1000 cases are made each year, and typically up to 400 of these may be released as Pensées de Lafleur. This was created for the poor 1987 vintage when no Grand Vin was released, though now focuses on specific plots and is not regarded by the producers as a second wine.