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Chateau Ferran

Chateau Ferran
2014 Les Cotes, Pessac-Léognan Rouge

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Red Pessac Leognan

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$80

Chateau Ferran
2014 Les Cotes, Pessac-Léognan Rouge

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Red Pessac Leognan

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%
Dark dusty garnet color. Fruity aromas of cranberry, dark cherry skins and pits, orange zest, carob, plum, toffee, and fine fur with a lightly tannic, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a charming, medium-long pomegranate vinaigrette, herbs de Provence, bay leaf, and earth finish with firm tannins and moderate oak. Cellar this Bordeaux to reveal its huge potential.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex & Savory
Aroma Aroma: cranberry, dark cherry skins and pits, orange zest, carob, plum, toffee, and fine fur
Taste Flavor: pomegranate vinaigrette, herbs de Provence, bay leaf, and earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Ribeye With Cabrales Cheese, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Cellar this Bordeaux to reveal its huge potential.

The Producer

Borderac Crus & Vins

The Producer
27 Rue Durieu de Maisonneuve
Bordeaux, 33000
France
33 -556008494

Their Portfolio

95 Alea Ludendo 2013 Elba Aleatico Passito 13% (Italy) $147.00.
87 Azienda Agricola Fratelli Bonazzi 2014 Classico Superiore, Ripasso della Valpolicella DOC 14.5% (Italy) $65.00.
85 Azienda Agricola Fratelli Bonazzi 2011 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 16% (Italy) $138.00.
90 Borgo Isolabella Della Croce 2016 Valdiserre, Moscato d’Asti DOCG 5.5% (Italy) $45.00.
86 Borgo Isolabella Della Croce 2013 Bricco del Falco, Pinot Nero, Piemonte DOC 13.5% (Italy) $142.00.
86 Ceste 2014 Barbera, Piemonte 13.5% (Italy) $36.00.
89 Chateau Arnaud 2014 St. Estèphe 13% (France) $66.00.
91 Chateau Bois de Rolland 2015 Vieilles Vignes, Bordeaux Supèrieur 13.5% (France) $29.00.
90 Chateau Calvimont 2015 Graves Blanc 12.5% (France) $42.00.
94 Chateau Calvimont 2015 Graves Rouge 12.5% (France) $44.00.
90 Chateau Crusquet de Lagarcie 2011 Blaye, Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $32.00.
92 Chateau Crusquet de Lagarcie 2012 Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13.5% (France) $31.00.
92 Chateau de Reynaud 2014 Bordeaux Supèrieur 13.5% (France) $29.00.
88 Chateau du Bergey 2016 Cuvée Tradition, Fronsac 13.5% (France) $34.00.
93 Chateau Ferran 2014 Les Cotes, Pessac-Léognan Rouge 13.5% (France) $80.00.
84 Chateau Haut Bourcier 2012 Cuvée Romy, Blaye Côtes de Bordeaux 13% (France) $27.00.
92 Chateau Haut Boutisse 2012 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 13.5% (France) $67.00.
93 Chateau Haut Boutisse 2015 Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 13.5% (France) $75.00.
90 Chateau Haut de la Becade 2007 Pauillac 12.5% (France) $89.00.
89 Chateau La Graviere Grand Poujeaux 2012 Moulis-en-Médoc 13% (France) $71.00.
87 Chateau La Gregoire 2014 St. Emilion 12.5% (France) $49.00.
93 Chateau Lagrave Paran 2011 Cuvée Geraldine, Bordeaux Supèrieur 13.5% (France) $44.00.
88 Chateau Lagrave Paran 2012 Cuvée Geraldine, Bordeaux Supèrieur 13.5% (France) $45.00.
88 Chateau Lagrave Paran 2015 Coeur de Cuvée, Bordeaux Supèrieur 14% (France) $49.00.
89 Chateau Lalande Villeneuve 2014 Médoc 13% (France) $35.00.
85 Chateau le Manoir 2014 Cuvee les Graves, Lalande de Pomerol 13% (France) $59.00.
89 Chateau le Manoir 2015 Cuvée Les Graves, Lalande de Pomerol 14% (France) $58.00.
91 Chateau les Anguilleys 2012 Cru Bourgeois, Médoc 13% (France) $49.00.
95 Chateau Les Vimieres 2014 Haut-Médoc 13.5% (France) $78.00.
90 Chateau Mille Roses 2012 Haut-Médoc 12.5% (France) $77.00.
92 Chateau Mille Roses 2011 Haut-Médoc 13% (France) $78.00.
96 Chateau Moulin de la Rose 2014 St. Julien 13.5% (France) $129.00.
94 Chateau Prieurs de la Commanderie 2014 Pomerol 13.5% (France) $123.00.
94 Chateau Segur de Cabanac 2014 St. Estèphe 13.5% (France) $102.00.
88 Chateau Tour du Moulin 2015 Cuvée Les Terres Rouges, Fronsac 14% (France) $32.00.
92 Clos Larcis 2014 Grand Cru, St. Emilion 13.5% (France) $143.00.
91 Dauprat 2015 Pauillac 13.5% (France) $86.00.
93 Domaine des Mimosas 2015 Lalande de Pomerol 13.5% (France) $50.00.
90 Domaine du Plantey 2015 Castillon, Côtes de Bordeaux 14% (France) $27.00.
90 Dominio de Taurum 2016 Tempranillo, Toro 14.5% (Spain) $34.00.
85 Les Esperons 2016 Chardonnay, Pays d’Oc IGP 13% (France) $34.00.
92 Monteversa 2016 Versavo Bianco, Veneto IGP 12.5% (Italy) $59.00.
89 Monteversa 2016 Animaversa, Chardonnay, Colli Euganei 13.5% (Italy) $78.00.
91 Monteversa 2016 Animaversa, Manzoni, Colli Euganei 13.5% (Italy) $78.00.
89 Monteversa 2016 Versacinto Rosso, Colli Euganei 13.5% (Italy) $60.00.
89 Monteversa 2016 Biodiversa Rosso, Veneto IGT 13% (Italy) $50.00.
93 Monteversa 2015 Animaversa Rosso, Colli Euganei 13.5% (Italy) $98.00.
94 Monteversa 2014 Rossodiversa, Colli Euganei 12% (Italy) $55.00.
87 Tenuta Ripalte 2015 Costa Toscana IGT 13% (Italy) $72.00.
94 Terre du Lion 2015 St. Julien 13.5% (France) $91.00.

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