Just arrived in our cellars is a stunning wine from Pessac Leognan in Southern Bordeaux, Chateau Ferran. This is a wine not often seen in the US. It offers everything we love about Bordeaux without the High Price Tag. From the great 2015 Vintage, this is a MUST BUY WINE.
It sells on winesearcher for $39.99btl.
We have it for WAY LESS!
But don’t wait too long. This one will not last the day.
Since Robert de Ferran, solicitor at the Bordeaux Parliament, who gave his name to this exceptional vineyard, and Montesquieu, philosopher winegrower, owner of the domaine in the 18th century, this terroir has always produced red and white wines which were then known as “Premiers graves Martillac” The property has belonged to an old Bordelais family since 1880, and today the descendants of Joseph Beraud-Sudreau, Philippe and Ghislane Lacoste, have been managing the estate since 1999. A lot of work has been done in recent years to restructure the vineyard and renovate the cellars which has quickly resulted in numerous medals and good scores given by French, British and Amercian wine writers, particularly during the futures tastings.The work in the vineyard: debudding, deleafing, green harvest, hand picking parcel by parcel, sorting at the vineyard or in the cellars, enables the selection and assembling of the best batches during the élevage for the Château Ferran, and the blending of a more supple second wine under the name of Château de Belloc.
*2015 Chateau Ferran Pessac Leognan
$19.99btl/$239.88 per case
(Wine Advocate 92)
The 2015 Ferran has a clean blackberry and raspberry-scented bouquet, the new oak nicely integrated here, touches of cedar and just a touch of black olive. The palate is fleshy on the entry (this cuvée is two-thirds Merlot), the acidity is nicely judged and counterbalancing the ripe black cherry, wild strawberry and orange rind notes toward the generous finish. Afford this a year or two in bottle just to smooth out the tannins and you will have a fine Pessac-Léognan.