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2006 - 2011 Château de Ferrand Grand Cru Merlot | Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux | Rouge

2006 - 2011 Château de Ferrand Grand Cru Merlot | Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux | Rouge

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Personal Note from David

Château de Ferrand (opened in 1702) is my personal favorite vineyard in the famous Bordeaux region of Saint-Émilion. I have visited multiple times, each time bringing friends from home or Fat Tire Tours staff.  No one has ever left disappointed. 

In fact, this was the first wine I imported to the USA, and the genesis for David's Wine Cellar.  I make this order once a year in time to arrive for the colder fall and winter temperatures.  It is an excellent wine to accompany hearty winter meals, around a camp fire, or in the mountains.  In short, I love it - and so do many of our friends.

Vintage Descriptions

The wines listed on this page are from 2006 - 2011 when the Château earned the mention of 'Grand Cru'. 

In 2012 the Château earned the mention of 'Grand Cru Classé'.  This is the highest rating possible, and their 2012 - 2016 grand cru classé vintages are listed here.

The Château also has an excellent second production called 'Le Different' that is intended to be consumed at a younger age.  Their 2016 - 2017 Le Different vintages are listed here.

Region

Bordeaux

Wine Description

From the Château:  Beautifully intense ripe fruit shines through in its color, then toasted and black fruit notes predominate on the palate.  It is dense in the attack, with well-integrated tannins and an elegant finish.

Grapes

Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon

Decant

45 minutes

Serving Temperature

62 degrees

Pairings

Beef, Lamb, Game (venison), Mature and Hard Cheese, Rich Chocolate Desserts