A rich and fresh Pessac-Leognan red wine
The Chateau de Fieuzal Rouge is a wine produced from an 85-hectare vineyard in the Pessac-Leognan appellation. This Classified Growth from Graves benefits from vines with an average age of 30 that grow in fine soils covered with gravel. Respect for the environment is important for the estate, so Chateau de Fieuzal practices organic agriculture along with biodynamics.
The 2009 Chateau de Fieuzal offers a sublime contrast between rich, sun-drenched, ripe fruit and freshness. The palate has warmth with fine-grained tannins and a beautiful maturity. The wines of the estate generally develops very well over time.
The organoleptic properties described here are only for the year the wine was tasted. Naturally, the wine will develop in the bottle during its life, and this will alter some of the features described in this commentary.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
A terrific, classic Graves with notes of subtle smoke, black raspberries, black currants, graphite and unsmoked cigar tobacco, this full-bodied, deep, concentrated de Fieuzal is far more generous and deep than most vintages of the past. There is also a wonderful freshness and length to this somewhat oversized de Fieuzal while it still maintains its elegance and class. Drink it over the next 20-25 years.