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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.



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.


Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon


45 minutes

Serving Temperature

62 degrees


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