Country: France Region: Pessac Leognan Graves Bordeaux Vintage: 2013
Category: Red Wine Color: Red
Varietal: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon / 40% Merlot 5% Cab Franc
Producer: Château de Fieuzal
Chateau de Fieuzal 2013 is surprisingly fresh and generous, with a fairly deep colour and aromas of blackberry buds, blackcurrant and raspberry, mixed with hints of pepper and tobacco. The attack is intense but short, due to the characteristic acidity of the 2013 vintage. It is developed and integrated, and is ready for drinking now. The fruit, structure and palate are all fully in tact and it is drinking silky and beautifully at the moment.
The 2013 De Fieuzal has an open, quite sensual bouquet with scents of black cherry, wild strawberry and wet stone, an attractive floral aspect developing with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, succulent in the mouth with good acidity, polished with a smooth, harmonious finish. This is commendable for the vintage, even if it is just missing a little personality.
A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the de Fieuzal Rouge has a deep, unusually opulent dark plum and blackcurrant nose with a veil of vanillary new oak. The palate is ripe and rounded on the entry, fat in the mouth but it loses delineation on the finish that feels furry and needs to develop more tension. Tasted April 2014.
Closure: Natural Cork ABV:14%