89 points Margaux. 12.5% Both consumed together over 2 days. Ferriere is very attractive but not in the same league as the 2000, less energy and intensity of flavour. Palmer is marked by obvious but not heavy marcaptan. It’s a … Continue reading →
92 points Margaux, Bordeaux. 13% Starting to show hints of its longer term potential. Very good wine for its rank in Bordeaux, the vintage, and price. Aromas of oak sawdust, dry no sweetness or oak astringency. Lovely brooding fruit, currents … Continue reading →
92 points Margaux, Bordeaux, France. 13% Bottles like this make be a big fan of this Chateau. And of Margaux. Gorgeous aromas of berries and hints of savoury characters like iron and gunpowder. The palate is fresh, with the elegant … Continue reading →
90 points Margaux, Bordeaux, France. 13% Fresh, lively, modern, berry fruit oriented style without being boring. This needs some time to gain complexity. Very good, good value too. Reviews of other vintages of Chateau Ferriere.
93 points Margaux, Bordeaux. 12.5% Dark colour, deep red. Absolutely gorgeous aromas of gunpowder, smidge of coffee oak, and berries. This is an extremely enjoyable, elegant wine. So fresh, with lovely sweet ripe ‘fruits of the forest’, with a wrapping … Continue reading →
90 points Margaux, Bordeaux, France. 13% Lovely, drinking well now. Has classed growth depth but is lacking in excitement and sheer intensity compared to Chateau Ferriere which I consider a close rival.
90 points Margaux, Bordeaux, France. 13% Quite an accessible style, sort of like Ferriere, with exotic sweet smokey oak on some elegant, rich, loose knit fruit. Very enjoyable now, though I expect it will calmly age a further 10 years … Continue reading →
90-93 points Margaux, Bordeaux, France. 13% 2nd wine of Chateau Margaux. Wow. I really wasn’t expecting this. Such virtuosity. This has real breed, good concentration but with real finesse. It’s so poised and restrained with pitch perfect tannins on the … Continue reading →
2013 Reports are that this is the worst vintage in quite some time (1997?). Things didn’t start well, with very cold June, then July was hottest for 100 years or so, every day over 30 degrees C. Then more rain … Continue reading →