Château Ferrière 2016 - A.O.C Margaux
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The 2016 Ferriere is an accomplished Margaux for the vintage. It has a feminine, refined bouquet with blackberry, wild strawberry and light rose petal aromas, just a hint of vanilla from the new oak that is neatly integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe, quite juicy tannin. This is very harmonious with fine tannin, impressive depth and a sense of mineralité that is in tune with this vintage. I thought that the 2015 Ferriere was excellent, but this is another step up. Bravo, Clare Villars Lurton!
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A fresh, breezy style, featuring a beam of cassis and cherry fruit, gilded with lilac and violet accents. A light singed alder thread on the finish gives this some spine. Drink now through 2029. 5,833 cases made.
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Tangy and fruity with spice and berry character. Full body, chewy tannins and a tight finish. This will fill out nicely in barrel. From biodynamic grapes.
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Light, toasty nose. Lively and very Margaux. Unforced. Even a bit delicate. Just a tad drying on the end, and far from the most concentrated, but overall quite a pleasure.
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Medium-bodied and floral in character, the wine is correct with lean, spicy fruits though it lacks in complexity.
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The property was founded in the 18th century by Gabriel Ferrière. He was a shipping broker and king's hunting officer. The estate was gradually expanded by his first cousin Jean, mayor of Bordeaux in 1792. At the death of the latter, the property was sold by the court for joint ownership and minor heirs. His widow, Marie Commet, bought her. She had three heir children: Gabriel, Michel and Rosa.

When his mother died, Michel Ferrière was the sole owner of the estate and exchanged some parcels. When he died, he left as his heirs his brother Gabriel and his sister Rosa, who herself was a widow of Jacques Castaing and owner of the Château Chasse-Spleen in Grand-Poujeaux, commune of Moulis in Medoc. Subsequently, the castle passed into the hands of their cousin Henri Ferrière who sold it to Armand Feuillerat in 1913, then owner of the Château Marquis de Terme.

The daughter of Armand Feuillerat, Mrs. Durand inherited the castle which she left to her children. It was in 1952 that the heirs Durand rented the vineyards to Alexis Lichine, owner of the Château Lascombes who then maintained and exploited it and had the harvest that was mostly in the castle Lascombes. For 40 years, Château Ferrière's production was very low and only the passengers of a major airline had the opportunity to see its potential.

The Renaissance

In 1988, Jacques Merlaut bought the vineyards and the castle, but it was not until 1992 that the lease agreement with Château Lascombes was terminated and thus the first vintage produced by his daughter Bernadette Villars-Merlaut was born.
Jacques Merlaut and his family also owned the Château Chasse-Spleen, La Gurgue, Haut-Bages Libéral and the GINESTET trading house.

On the death of her parents, Claire Villars takes over her mother's work and since 2000, the year of the distribution of the properties between the family members, she fully assures the management of the cru, as well as that of the Châteaux Haut-Bages Libéral and La Gurgue.

Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château Ferrière
  • Type of wine
    Third Classified Growth
  • Appellation
  • Superficy
    20 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    45 years
  • Harvests
    100% hand harvested
  • Barrels
    40% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2023 and 2045
  • Wine apogee
  • How is it now?
    Encore jeune on doit le garder en cave
  • Service temperature

The vineyard

This Red wine (Classified Growth) from Margaux is made with a vineyard that has an area of 20 hectares by Château Ferrière. The average age of the vines is 45 years. The harvest for this wine are 100% hand harvested.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 18 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 40% of new barrels.


The AOC Margaux extends to the south of the Médoc over 1,490 ha and produces an average of 62,500 hl of red wines per year.
The appellation selects the best soils and has some of the most beautiful bass ridges in all of Bordeaux. It is one of the most prestigious appellations in the Médoc and also one of the largest. Margaux includes five municipalities: Arsac, Cantenac, Labarde, Margaux and Soussans.
The blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot make fine, elegant wines with a harmonious, full mouth, supported by a fine frame of delicate and tasty tannins. The finish is all in harmony and elegance. Margaux is a feminine wine, which keeps and evolves throughout its life.