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Château de Fieuzal Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan 2011

Member Review by dynowine:

A bit young, this wine could age for another 3 or 4 years easily, but still ok to drink now. As tested (basically not decanted) the wine had tight nose of spice, vanilla, leather, dirt, mandarin orange. On the attack smoke, stone (mineral?), bitter leather on top of dry dark red and black fruit. Mid-palate featured stone, smoke, graphite, with drying tannins. Slightly bitter in the finish. Impressive wine worth waiting for a few more years. Make sure to decant it for a while.

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Château de Fieuzal:
Château de Fieuzal is a Bordeaux wine from the Pessac-Léognan appellation, ranked among the Premiers Crus for red wine in the Classification of Graves wine of 1953 and 1959, though the estate also produces a dry white wine which was not classified.[1] The winery and vineyards are located south of the city of Bordeaux, in the commune of Léognan. The vineyard area consists of 48 hectares, 39 hect... Read more
Château de Fieuzal is a Bordeaux wine from the Pessac-Léognan appellation, ranked among the Premiers Crus for red wine in the Classification of Graves wine of 1953 and 1959, though the estate also produces a dry white wine which was not classified.[1] The winery and vineyards are located south of the city of Bordeaux, in the commune of Léognan. The vineyard area consists of 48 hectares, 39 hectares of red vines consisting of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon with 33% Merlot, 4.5% Cabernet Franc and 2.5% Petit Verdot, and 9 hectares of white with equal amounts of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Of the Grand vin Château de Fieuzal and the second wine L'Abeille de Fieuzal there is typically a total annual production of 13,000 cases of red wine and 4,000 of dry white. Read less

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Snooth User: dynowine
3956231,323
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 06/06/2010

A bit young, this wine could age for another 3 or 4 years easily, but still ok to drink now. As tested (basically not decanted) the wine had tight nose of spice, vanilla, leather, dirt, mandarin orange. On the attack smoke, stone (mineral?), bitter leather on top of dry dark red and black fruit. Mid-palate featured stone, smoke, graphite, with drying tannins. Slightly bitter in the finish. Impressive wine worth waiting for a few more years. Make sure to decant it for a while.


Snooth User: Supersnobs
1018695144
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 01/23/2012

Deze witte wijn is gemaakt van een combinatie van Sémillion, Sauvignon Blanc en Muscadelle. De laatste druif wordt weinig verbouwd op het domein en wordt ook niet in elke jaargang verwerkt. Het is een mooie droge, verfijnde wijn die begint met een erg frisse neus. Het rijpe fruit overheerst maar is mooi in balans met de vanille en het hout. De wijn is mooi okergeel en kraakhelder in het glas. In de mond wordt de fruitsmaak versterkt en verfijnder weergegeven, dit is het moment dat de complexiteit van de wijn tot je door begint te dringen. Pas bij de lange, zoete, minerale afdronk weet je het zeker; Dit is weer zo’n fantastische, verfijnde witte wijn uit de Bordeaux! De Supersnobs zijn gek op dit spul! 92/100 Supersnobs.nl


Snooth User: Chris Smitley
127240444
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 04/23/2013

Dirty like a Las Vegas stripper! Tons of minerals, tobacco, sweat, cherries and a hint of mint chocolate on the nose. Plush soft fruits, cigar box (cedar) on the palate and a very quick and smooth finish. 89-90 pts.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
4.00 5
Vintage: 1995 12/03/2009

reveals a rustic red brown ruby color and still a fairly dark hue for being 14 years old, aromas filled with dried red fruits, some funky old earth, cedar and barnyard smells with a little hint of mint. On the palate, softer red fruits, a little vegetal, beets, and a wonderful balance of tannins and acidity with not that long of a complex finish but beautiful and intriguing wine


Snooth User: Nicki
56532156
4.50 5
Vintage: 1990 04/15/2008

Tasted February 2008: Expensive but superb wine with a top-notch bouquet (distinctive elder fruit and plums) and a slightly earthy, spicy taste and a delicious, dry and still oak-driven aftertaste. A classic Pessac-Léognan, ripe but not yet in decline, perfect with food. Will be good until 2012 (and possibly longer). Not for those who love blockbuster wines from a single grape variety.


External Reviews for Château de Fieuzal Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/16/2012

50% cabernet sauvignon, 40% merlot, 6% cabernet franc, and 4% petit verdot from gravelly soils mixed with clay. Aged in 60% new barrels. The color is a dark shiny ruby, with very lifted and perfumed aromas. Tarry, with wood smoke and sour cherry arom... Cory Gowan. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Fieuzal, De 750ml


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Vintage: 2010 06/08/2011

Château de Fieuzal has been owned and managed for more than three centuries by generations of passionate and committed winegrowers. The terroir, that unique mix of soil and microclimate, is exceptionally suited to the production of top quality wine.Originally called ô Gardères ö the estate takes its name from the original owners up until 1851, the Fieuzal family. Its vines grow on the finest gravel soil rises in the Pessac Léognan appellation. It is well drained, and not too rich.Wine growing and making methods are traditional and respect the environment. The grapes are concentrated, producing reds and whites of exceptional quality. The whites are minerally with white peach overtones and the reds opulent and fruity.


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Vintage: 2009 05/18/2010

1 x 375ML Half Bottle


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Vintage: 2009 05/18/2010

1 x 3000ML Double-Magnum


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Vintage: 2009 05/18/2010

1 x 1500ML Magnum


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Vintage: 2009 05/18/2010

1 x 5000ML Jéroboam


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 11/10/2010

The finest I have ever tasted, this is an awesome De Fieuzal, with plenty of lead pencil shavings intermixed with blueberry, black raspberry, and sweet cherries. A touch of smoke also emerges from this opaque purple-colored wine. Full-bodied, with lo... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Fieuzal, De 750ml


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