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de Fieuzal 2015

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Left Bank > Pessac-Léognan
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

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Tasting Notes

The 2015 de Fieuzal has a very seductive bouquet, almost Saint Emilion in style (perhaps the hand of consultant Hubert de Boüard at play?). I mean that in a positive sense: it is extremely pure and sensual, an aromatic femme fatale. The palate is ripe and generous on the entry, but simultaneously poised and minerally, almost edgy towards the sustained and focused finish. There is wonderful freshness and vitality here, yet another really quite stupendous Pessac-Léognan that is going to be a joy to drink over the next 20-25 years.

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (224), April 2016

Blackberry and plums sit amid violets, earthy notes and gentle, hazelnut oak. The palate delivers attractively smooth, supple tannins that carry long flavors of fresh dark cherries. Try from 2020.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2018

The 2015 de Fieuzal is medium to deep garnet in color and features a wonderfully perfumed nose of dried roses, kirsch, and clove oil leading to a cassis and cigar box core. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers a generous amount of black fruits with plush tannins and a fragrant finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Independent, November 2022

Tasted blind. Blackish crimson. Weak rim. Heady, exotic tropical-lilies nose. Rich and sweet. Arguably a little overdone but delivers lots of hedonistic pleasure with a smoky barbecue note.
Drink 2023-2035

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, February 2019

Mid cherry red. Leafy, dark-fruited freshness. Dry and cedary on the palate and pretty tightly furled at the moment. Really dry and withheld, almost austere, fine-boned. (JH) 14.5%
Drink 2022-2030

Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, November 2017

The nose is tight and the start of the palate fresh bright but lacking richness. There is more depth at the back sweet fruit but the tannins are firm and tend to hold back the fruit and close down the finish.

Derek Smedley MW, DerekSmedleyMW.co.uk, April 2016
Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2016

Straight down the middle with its flavour and balance and while this might seem safe, it certainly is more successful
than many other Châteaux in this vintage.

Matthew Jukes, Matthew Jukes' Blog, April 2016
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Lots of blackberry and black currant aromas and flavors. Full body, round tannins, salty and earthy undertones. Very long and flavorful. 48% cabernet sauvignon, 45% merlot, 5% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, March 2016

Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 De Fieuzal is scented of lovely ripe plums and crushed red currants with touches of forest floor and bay leaves. Medium-bodied, firm and grainy with great freshness cutting through the earthy layers, it finishes long. 2019 - 2033

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (Interim Fe), February 2018

Light to mid rather dull crimson. Light leafy nose. Very sweet palate entry. Lacks a little freshness. Workmanlike.
Drink 2023-2032

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2016
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