2010 Ferriere, Margaux

SKU #1066914 91-92 points James Suckling

 A little subdued but a lovely freshness and firmness on the palate. Full and refined. Clean finish. Balanced and pretty.  (4/ 2011)

89-92 points Wine Spectator

 This delivers a solid beam of raspberry and cassis, with graphite and spice notes. Lightly firm through the finish, with dusty tannins hanging on the end.  (4/ 2011)

88-91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 (66% cabernet sauvignon, 32% merlot, and 2% cabernet franc) Deep ruby-purple. Lovely aromas of flowers and red berries, with hints of bay leaf and marjoram. Then linear in the mouth, but with a laser-like purity and precision to the red fruit and underbrush flavors. Polished, mounting tannins coat the palate. I wonder if this isn't a bit too tannic for the amount of fruit it possesses. Only time will tell, but today I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt.  (5/ 2011)

91 points Wine Enthusiast

 With 20 acres—the smallest of the Margaux classified growths—Ferrière has produced a 2010 of considerable weight and structure. It’s dark and serious, with a solid flavor of black plum skin and dense acidity on the finish. Keep this wine for at least seven years for it to start softening.  (2/ 2013)

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By: Ralph Sands |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 2/4/2013  | Send Email
Good sweet fruit; their best in a long time!

By: Steve Greer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 2/4/2013  | Send Email
Herbal, red fruit, spice. Balanced.

By: Clyde Beffa Jr. |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 2/4/2013  | Send Email
Good entry. Pretty powerful. Big. Natural red fruit.

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Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Margaux

- Margaux is the southern most of all of the appellations of the Haut Medoc. Located near St. Julien, it has more cru classe producers than the other four villages of the area. In addition to the legendary Chateau Margaux, there are five second-growths: Rauzan Gassies, Rauzan Seglas, Dufort-Vivens, Lascombes, and Brane Cantenac. While more people are probably familiar with the third growth Chateau Palmer, there are nine other wineries with the same ranking in addition to a trio of fourth growths and a pair of fifth growths. Because Margaux is comprised of five communes… Margaux, Cantenac, Soussans, Labardes and Arsac, the wines styles are diverse throughout the region with the more masculine tannic wines coming from the Cantenac side of the appellation. Because of a high percentage of Merlot planted in the region, many wines from Margaux are more round, feminine, and exotic that the other appellations of the Haut Medoc.