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Château de Ferrand

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2023
92
It is easy to find the chocolate-topped, crisp black cherries, flowers, licorice, espresso, and spice in the nose. On the palate, the wine is forward, supple, and vibrant. There is lift, and energy in the mouth, with touches of salty citrus, sweet, plums, cherries, and chocolate from the medium-bodied, mid-palate, through to the energetic, bright, red berry finish. The wine blends 65% Merlot, with 35% Cabernet Franc. 14.5% ABV. Drink from 2027-2040. 91-93 Pts.

It is easy to find the chocolate-topped, crisp black cherries, flowers, licorice, espresso, and spice in the nose. On the palate, the wine is forward, supple, and vibrant. There is lift, and energy in the mouth, with touches of salty citrus, sweet, plums, cherries, and chocolate from the medium-bodied, mid-palate, through to the energetic, bright, red berry finish. The wine blends 65% Merlot, with 35% Cabernet Franc. 14.5% ABV. Drink from 2027-2040. 91-93 Pts.

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2022
93
Licorice, plums, black cherries, chocolate, and espresso open the wine with ease. Silky, soft, lush, and polished on the palate, the finish delivers ample layers of sweet, ripe, fruits, supple-textured red fruits with chocolately, espresso in the endnotes. The wine blends 66% Merlot with 34% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2026-2042. 92-94 Pts.

Licorice, plums, black cherries, chocolate, and espresso open the wine with ease. Silky, soft, lush, and polished on the palate, the finish delivers ample layers of sweet, ripe, fruits, supple-textured red fruits with chocolately, espresso in the endnotes. The wine blends 66% Merlot with 34% Cabernet Franc. Drink from 2026-2042. 92-94 Pts.

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2021
91
Espresso, cocoa, flowers and red fruits are easy to spot in the wines aromatic profile. The palate is soft, fresh and energetic with its layers of sweet, ripe, pure, raspberries, red plums and hints of strawberries, with just a squeeze of orange rind at the backend of the finish. Drink from 2024-2036.

Espresso, cocoa, flowers and red fruits are easy to spot in the wines aromatic profile. The palate is soft, fresh and energetic with its layers of sweet, ripe, pure, raspberries, red plums and hints of strawberries, with just a squeeze of orange rind at the backend of the finish. Drink from 2024-2036.

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Espresso, licorice, cocoa and red plums form the aromas. Bright, crisp, fresh, red berries with a touch of spice and underbrush are found in the energetic, bright, fresh, medium-bodied palate. Drink from 2023-2035. 89-91

Espresso, licorice, cocoa and red plums form the aromas. Bright, crisp, fresh, red berries with a touch of spice and underbrush are found in the energetic, bright, fresh, medium-bodied palate. Drink from 2023-2035. 89-91

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2020
92
Easily offering up its floral bouquet in the nose, the wine is soft, silky and fresh with a vibrant, medium-bodied core of soft, polished, fresh, red fruits, spice, chocolate, coffee bean and wet earth. Elegant and refined, with endnotes of licorice, espresso and plums, this is the finest vintage I have ever tasted from de Ferrand. Drink from 2024-2038.

Easily offering up its floral bouquet in the nose, the wine is soft, silky and fresh with a vibrant, medium-bodied core of soft, polished, fresh, red fruits, spice, chocolate, coffee bean and wet earth. Elegant and refined, with endnotes of licorice, espresso and plums, this is the finest vintage I have ever tasted from de Ferrand. Drink from 2024-2038.

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The wine opens with licorice, flowers, espresso, wet earth, smoke and spicy plum aromas. Supple-textured, elegant, fresh, refined and lifted on the palate and in the mineral driven, spicy finish, this is a big step up here in richness, depth and complexity. In fact, this is the finest vintage I have ever tasted from de Ferrand. 91-93 Pts

The wine opens with licorice, flowers, espresso, wet earth, smoke and spicy plum aromas. Supple-textured, elegant, fresh, refined and lifted on the palate and in the mineral driven, spicy finish, this is a big step up here in richness, depth and complexity. In fact, this is the finest vintage I have ever tasted from de Ferrand. 91-93 Pts

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2019
91
Showing much better in the bottle than it did from the barrel, the nose, with its display flowers, mint, espresso, coco and red fruits gets you ready for all the silky-textured, sweet, soft, polished, refined fruits with a touch of chocolate on the palate and in the finish. You can enjoy this on release or age it a few years before opening a bottle. de Ferrand has been kicking up the quality here over the past few years, which is nice to see. Drink from 2022-2035.

Showing much better in the bottle than it did from the barrel, the nose, with its display flowers, mint, espresso, coco and red fruits gets you ready for all the silky-textured, sweet, soft, polished, refined fruits with a touch of chocolate on the palate and in the finish. You can enjoy this on release or age it a few years before opening a bottle. de Ferrand has been kicking up the quality here over the past few years, which is nice to see. Drink from 2022-2035.

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My second time with this wine, as either I, or the initial sample was off that day. Right off the bat, aromatically, this seems like a better wine. Now, I find flowers, espresso, smoke, bitter chocolate, plums and oceanic influences Medium-bodied, with elegant textures and good freshness to the ripe fruits and a strong sensation of minerality, the wine is forward and should be easy to drink with just a few years of aging. 89-91 Pts

My second time with this wine, as either I, or the initial sample was off that day. Right off the bat, aromatically, this seems like a better wine. Now, I find flowers, espresso, smoke, bitter chocolate, plums and oceanic influences Medium-bodied, with elegant textures and good freshness to the ripe fruits and a strong sensation of minerality, the wine is forward and should be easy to drink with just a few years of aging. 89-91 Pts

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Medium-bodied, sweet and tart red fruits with an herbed, olive note in the bright finish. 87-89 Pts

Medium-bodied, sweet and tart red fruits with an herbed, olive note in the bright finish. 87-89 Pts

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2018
91
Elegant soft, fresh and sweet, medium-bodied, silky, red berry focused charmer that is showing much better in bottle than it showed in barrel. You can enjoy this on the young side.

Elegant soft, fresh and sweet, medium-bodied, silky, red berry focused charmer that is showing much better in bottle than it showed in barrel. You can enjoy this on the young side.

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Floral in nature, the red fruits are fresh, spicy, earthy and bright. The wine is medium bodied with lift and vibrant red plums in the finish. 89-91 Pts

Floral in nature, the red fruits are fresh, spicy, earthy and bright. The wine is medium bodied with lift and vibrant red plums in the finish. 89-91 Pts

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2017
88
Medium bodied, soft red fruits and thyme are there from start to finish. This will be easy to drink on release.

Medium bodied, soft red fruits and thyme are there from start to finish. This will be easy to drink on release.

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2016
89
Kicking off with a touch of oak, the wine moves to its medium bodied, elegant, polished, spicy, red berry side with ease. The finish is bright, sweet, tart and spicy.

Kicking off with a touch of oak, the wine moves to its medium bodied, elegant, polished, spicy, red berry side with ease. The finish is bright, sweet, tart and spicy.

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Mineral driven with black raspberries, medium body and bright fruits in the finish, you can drink this on the young side

Mineral driven with black raspberries, medium body and bright fruits in the finish, you can drink this on the young side

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2015
87
Forward, medium bodied, bright, almost tangy -- red fruits. For complexity you find thyme, earth and coffee bean nuances. You should drink this in its youth.

Forward, medium bodied, bright, almost tangy -- red fruits. For complexity you find thyme, earth and coffee bean nuances. You should drink this in its youth.

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Medium-bodied with crisp, bright, fresh, spicy -- almost tangy -- red fruits with coffee bean and thyme accents.

Medium-bodied with crisp, bright, fresh, spicy -- almost tangy -- red fruits with coffee bean and thyme accents.

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2014
87
Cigar box, smoke and dark red fruits with a sweet, slightly oaky, red fruit finish. 86-88 Pts

Cigar box, smoke and dark red fruits with a sweet, slightly oaky, red fruit finish. 86-88 Pts

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2013
83
Light, sharp, bright red fruits and dusty tannins are coupled with the fresh, crisp, red fruit finish. 83-85 Pts

Light, sharp, bright red fruits and dusty tannins are coupled with the fresh, crisp, red fruit finish. 83-85 Pts

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2012
86
Simple, dry, short, crowd-pleasing wine. 85-87 Pts

Simple, dry, short, crowd-pleasing wine. 85-87 Pts

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2010
88
Medium bodied, on the fresh, dark, red fruit side of the style range, this early drinking wine focuses you on its fresh, cherry, spice, earth and crisp, plum personality.

Medium bodied, on the fresh, dark, red fruit side of the style range, this early drinking wine focuses you on its fresh, cherry, spice, earth and crisp, plum personality.

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2009
88
Forward, easy drinking, lighter in style, with a fresh, cherry, plum, licorice, espresso and spicy profile.

Forward, easy drinking, lighter in style, with a fresh, cherry, plum, licorice, espresso and spicy profile.

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