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Château de Fieuzal

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2016 Château de Fieuzal  (Pessac-Léognan) 91

Medium bodied, round, soft and generous with its round, soft, plush fruits on the nose and palate, the wine finishes with round polished, dark red sweet fruits. A little oaky at this stage of development, the wine will need aging before it all comes together.

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A little oaky at the moment, but that will subside with aging as the medium bodied, round, soft, forward, earthy, licorice and cherry filled wine continues developing.

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Fresh, polished, ripe and with an earthy, smoke and tobacco complexity that rides on top of the dark red fruits, this focused and reasonably concentrated wine will age and develop well.

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2016 Château de Fieuzal Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 91

Bright yellow citrus, vanilla, flowers and lemon rind merge into a juicy, lush, round, sweet, jolt of orange, vanilla and yellow citrus on the palate. This is forward and already fun to drink.

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The wine is crisp and fresh, with a vanilla edging to the just squeezed lemon, lime and pomelo. This is forward and already fun to drink.

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Pomelo and assorted, citrus fruits with a splash of lime, vanilla and honeysuckle, with sweetness in the fruits from start to finish. Forward and already fun to drink.

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2015 Château de Fieuzal  (Pessac-Léognan) 92

Medium bodied, with a nose already showing secondary notes of tobacco, tar, espresso bean, dark red fruits and forest scents. Soft, polished, silky and sweet, the wine delivers freshness and character in an open style that offers early drinking pleasure, as well as the stuffing to age for up to 2 decades.

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Licorice, caramel and smoked black cherries on the nose, this wine is elegant, medium-bodied and soft on the palate. 89 - 91 Pts

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2015 Château de Fieuzal Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 92

Just a hint of vanilla creeps in before you find all the sweet, ripe, racy, fresh, juicy yellow citrus fruits. Zesty and energetic on the palate, the fruit is sweet, ripe and pure.

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Lemon, lime, vanilla bean and bright, green apple flavors are enhanced with a zippy acidity in the crisp finish. 92 Pts

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2014 Château de Fieuzal  (Pessac-Léognan) 90

This medium-bodied wine is filled with smoldering red and black fruit, slightly tinged with the essence of tobacco. 89-90 Pts

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2014 Château de Fieuzal Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 92

The fragrance of freshly peeled grapefruit, lemon rind, green apple, lime and vanilla pop when the wine is poured. Bright, zesty and energetic on the palate, the fruit is sweet, ripe and pure in the finish. 91-93 Pts

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2013 Château de Fieuzal  (Pessac-Léognan) 87

Medium bodied, bright and crisp, nice on the earthy, red berry and tobacco nose, but starting to take on a tart, cranberry in the finish that suggests this should be consumed over the next few years, before it quickly fades from here.

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Medium bodied, forward, with a smoke, espresso bean, cherry tinged personality, the wine finishes with soft, red berries in an open style.

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With smoke, coffee, fennel and plum on the nose, this soft, open wine has round textures and will drink well in its youth. 88-90 Pts

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2013 Château de Fieuzal Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 92

Showing better in bottle than it did in barrel, the wine is fresh, lively delivers a refreshing blast of stone, lemongrass, spice and vanilla.

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Combining flowers, orange rind, vanilla bean and citrus creates a perfumed wine that is fresh and lively on your palate. 90-92 Pts

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2012 Château de Fieuzal  (Pessac-Léognan) 90

Medium bodied, with smoke, espresso bean, dark red fruits and black cherries in the nose. The wine has good roundness to the textures, ending with sweet fruits and vanilla in the finish.

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Caramel, coffee, black and blue fruit notes, fat and concentrated with ripe, fleshy berries, this is a flashy, modern-styled wine with rich, silky textures and an opulent, but slightly oaky, finish. 89-91 Pts

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2012 Château de Fieuzal Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 92

The nose grabs you with its floral, grapefruit, orange, vanilla and lemon scents. Rich, ripe and fresh, there is the right amount of zesty lift on the palate to really show off all the fresh citrus components in the wine.

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2011 Château de Fieuzal  (Pessac-Léognan) 89

Very nice wine for the vintage. Smoke, licorice, caramel, coffee bean and black cherry notes are all over the place. Round, soft, forward and open, this will be drinkable on release.

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Deeply colored with coffee, truffle, black cherry and stone notes, this ripe, round wine is filled with chocolate cherry and shows some espresso in the finish. 89-91 Pts

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2011 Château de Fieuzal Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 90

Vanilla, floral, lemon peel and grapefruit create the aromatics. Medium bodied, fresh, clean, citrus, mineral and vanilla bean notes are found in the finish.

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2010 Château de Fieuzal  (Pessac-Léognan) 90

Licorice, black cherries, earth, smoke and spicy aromatics open to a polished wine, with a soft textured, black raspberry finish. The 2010 was produced from a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot.

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de Fieuzal Produced with assistance of Hubert de Bouard of Angelus, who consults with the property, the opens with oak, cassis, smoke and spicy scents. Supple on the palate, the wine ends with a sweet, licorice and blackberry filled finish. 90-92 Pts

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2010 Château de Fieuzal Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 92

White peach and vanilla notes pair perfectly with the citrus peel and grapefruit aromatics. Rich, ripe and lively, the finish is fresh, clean, crisp and clear.

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2009 Château de Fieuzal  (Pessac-Léognan) 92

Still with a hint of oak in the nose to resolve, the wine quickly moves to earthy forest floor, plums and tobacco notes. Medium-bodied, round, lush and juicy, with silky tannins and a blast of sweet, ripe, fresh cherries in the finish, this is drinking in a good place today.

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Coffee, vanilla, licorice and black cherry scents are easy to find in the aromatics. From a blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, the soft textured wine finishes with vanilla and fresh plums.

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2009 de Fieuzal shows a floral, berry, oak, and spice perfume. Round in texture and fleshy in style, the wine finishes with notes of chocolate and blackberry. This chateau keeps improving thanks to the consistent efforts of Hubert de Bouard of Angelus, who consults for the property. 89/91 Pts

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2009 Château de Fieuzal Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 91

Fully mature, the wine has taken on a honeysuckle and lemon wax character that hits the spot. Juicy and rich with sweet fruits and freshness, the wine requires drinking.

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Green apples, vanilla bean, grapefruit and lemon aromas continue all the way through. There is ample acidity to give the wine lift, and keep it fresh.

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2008 Château de Fieuzal  (Pessac-Léognan) 91

With a developed nose of truffle, forest greenery, cedar wood and tobacco, the wine is medium bodied and fresh. The attack is better than the finish, which leaves with you a blend of herbs, and spicy, red fruits.

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08 Château de Fieuzel, made with the help of Hubert de Bouard of Angelus fame, is a better wine than those in previous vintages. Earth, blackberry and smoke aromas make up the perfume. This elegant wine finishes with a solid dose of soft, black fruits. 90-92 Pts

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2008 Château de Fieuzal Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 92

With that nice waxy characteristic that develops as Sauvignon Blanc ages, the wine has retained its fresh, lemon focus, and has added a crushed stone and hineysuckle character to the finish.

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2007 Château de Fieuzal  (Pessac-Léognan) 89

The nose, with its blend of smoke, flowers, wet earth, tobacco and cherry pipe tobacco offers a lot of interest. The palate is light, refined and easy going, with its soft, cherry charms. Ready to drink, there is no need for further aging.

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2007 Château de Fieuzal Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 92

Mineral driven aromas of just squeezed lemons, grapefruit and flowers continue onto the palate. Nice acidity to keep things fresh and clean too.

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2006 Château de Fieuzal Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 90

An easy to drink and like white Bordeaux wine with grapefruit, honeysuckle, lemon rind and vanilla in the aromatics. Fresh, open, and a great pairing with scallops tonight.

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2005 Château de Fieuzal Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 90

Clearly ready for drinking, with its grapefruit, lemon, lime, fresh personality in full force.

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2005 Château de Fieuzal  (Pessac-Léognan) 91

Smoke, black cherry, plum, earth and tobacco, medium body and an earthy, soft, fresh, blackberry and cassis finish. You can drink this now, or give it another few years before you start enjoying it.

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2000 Château de Fieuzal  (Pessac-Léognan) 91

Fully mature, medium bodied, earthy, spicy, tobacco and smoke filled in character, the soft, red fruits, spice and herbs in the finish are just where they need to be. I was surprised how nice this turned out. The bottle was popped and poured.

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