2014 Fieuzal, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)
This is a dark and concentrated wine that has dense, firm tannins layered with wood. The fruit is ripe in the background, with hints of black currants and a juicy final acidity. (RV)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Château de Fieuzal Rouge 2014 is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. I have enjoyed what consultant Hubert de Bouard has brought this Pessac-Léognan in recent years, the nose full with blackberry and warm gravel scents that are nicely defined, with well-integrated, new oak. The palate is medium-bodied with a pleasing roundness and depth on the entry. There is good structure here, just the right amount of sappy black fruit on the generous finish to urge another sip. This has good potential after bottling. (NM)
A red with attractive currant and berry character. Medium body, firm tannins and fresh acidity. Builds on the palate with a chewy finish. Shows potential.
The 2014 Fieuzal offers plenty of immediacy and vibrancy. Red stone fruits, iron, smoke, earthiness and crushed flowers flow through in an energetic, powerful wine. Slightly angular contours remain, but not enough to rob the wine of its sense of intrigue. (AG)
A lightly singed cedar note runs amid the red currant and cherry fruit. Offers a fresh, open finish. This usually fills out a bit more with the élevage. (Web-2015, JM)
Pale rim to its crimson core. Very fresh and racy nose and then lively, refreshing, super-fruity mid palate. Not especially big or forced but it should be an attractive drink. Vigorous. Very neat. (JR)