2016 - Ch Ferran Pessac Léognan
06B6FERN _ 2016 - Ch Ferran Pessac Léognan - 12x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Ferran
Region
Pessac-Léognan
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2021 - 2032
Case size
12x75cl
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2016 CH FERRAN PESSAC LÉOGNAN - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Ferran
Region
Pessac-Léognan
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2021 - 2032
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £207.00 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2018,
    Score: 89-91

    This well-appointed vineyard adjoining Ch Latour Martillac, run by the delightful Philippe Lacoste, highlights the advantage of the water retentive clay based soil in Martillac, replenishing the vines with moisture during the drier summer months in 2016. Deep dark opaque colour, this is a full and concentrated wine, with hints of mocha and cinnamon spice and a long rounded finish. DR

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2017,
    Score: 91-93

    The 2016 Ferran has an intense bouquet of black cherries, blueberry and a slightly minerally edge, very well defined and displaying superb focus. The palate is medium-bodied with silky smooth tannins, very well-judged acidity and impressive complexity towards the finish. This is an outstanding Ferran—the best I have tasted (thus far!). This comes highly recommended. Drink Date 2020 - 2035

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, April 2018,
    Score: 85-87

    The 2016 Ferran is plush, dense and inviting, all qualities that are best appreciated sooner rather than later. Dark tonalities of fruit, along with hints of espresso, tobacco and leather, give the wine its juicy, open-knit personality.

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2017,
    Score: 90-91

    Round and fruity wine with plum and berry character. Medium to full body and a chewy finish.

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Producer

Château Ferran

This noble château was originally owned by Montesquieu, the famous philosopher (who was remarkably a viticulturalist as well) in the 18th century. The château, however, was given its name by Robert de Ferran, a later owner who was a parliamentary lawyer in Bordeaux. In 1999, it was purchased by the Lacoste family who invested heavily in the vineyard and chai. They took advantage of the château's soil rich limestone-clay-gravel soil to produce both a red (Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon)and white wine (Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc). The King of Bordeaux Blanc, Dénis Dubordieu, works as their consulting oenologist.

Region

Pessac-Léognan

Stretching from the rather unglamorous southern suburbs of Bordeaux, for 50 km along the left bank of the river Garonne, lies Graves. Named for its gravelly soil, a relic of Ice Age glaciers, this is the birthplace of claret, despatched from the Middle Ages onwards from the nearby quayside to England in vast quantities. It can feel as though Bordeaux is just about red wines, but some sensational white wines are produced in this area from a blend of sauvignon blanc, Semillon and, occasionally, muscadelle grapes, often fermented and aged in barrel. In particular, Domaine de Chevalier is renowned for its superbly complex whites, which continue to develop in bottle over decades. A premium appellation, Pessac-Leognan, was created in 1987 for the most prestigious terroirs within Graves. These are soils with exceptional drainage, made up of gravel terraces built up in layers over many millennia, and consequently thrive in mediocre vintages but are less likely to perform well in hotter years. These wines were appraised and graded in their own classification system in 1953 and updated in 1959, but, like the 1855 classification system, this should be regarded with caution and the wines must absolutely be assessed on their own current merits.