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Bordeaux Wine Shop Chateau de Fieuzal
Bordeaux Wine Shop Chateau de Fieuzal

2013 Château de Fieuzal, Pessac-Leognan 'Grand Cru Classé'

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Château de Fieuzal is a Bordeaux wine from the Pessac-Léognan appellation, ranked among the Crus Classés for red wine in the Classification of Graves wine of 1953 and 1959, though the estate also produces a dry white wine which was not classified.[1] The winery and vineyards are located south of the city of Bordeaux, in the commune of Léognan.

An old estate, it was once the property of the La Rochefoucauld family, which came to prominence for its wine under the management of the Swede Erik Bocké whose wife inherited the estate after World War II.  Château de Fieuzal was acquired by Lochlann Quinn in 2001.

The vineyard area consists of 48 hectares, 39 hectares of red vines consisting of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon with 33% Merlot, 4.5% Cabernet Franc and 2.5% Petit Verdot, and 9 hectares of white with equal amounts of Sémillon and Sauvignon blanc.

Of the Grand vin Château de Fieuzal and the second wine L'Abeille de Fieuzal there is typically a total annual production of 13,000 cases of red wine and 4,000 of dry white.


Tasting Notes:

2013 Château de Fieuzal Rouge
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc

“The Wine Advocate” – October 2016
87 Points – Neal Martin

“The 2013 de Fieuzal has an open, quite sensual bouquet with scents of black cherry, wild strawberry and wet stone, an attractive floral aspect developing with time.  The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, succulent in the mouth with good acidity, polished with smooth, harmonious finish.  This is commendable for the vintage, even if it is just missing a little personality.”