Château Ferrière 2014 - A.O.C Margaux
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89.7 sur 100 based on 8 Average rating of the Experts
Experts Global ScoreBased on 8 reviews
89.7

Experts Reviews

89/100
Score dans le Guide Parker
Robert Parker
15.5/20
Score de Gault & Millau
Gault et Millau
91/100
Score de la RVF
RVF
88/100
Score de Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
17.5/20
Score de Bettane & Besseauve
Bettane et Desseauve
17/20
Score de Decanter
Decanter
92-93/100
Score de James Suckling
James Suckling
87/
Score de The Wine Insider
Jeff Leve

The 2014 Ferrière has a floral nose: wilted rose petals and a touch of Asian spice complementing the slightly muted black fruit. The palate is smooth and caressing on the entry with well-judged acidity, though it needed more substance and a touch more grip on the finish. This will probably be one of the earlier-drinking 2014 Margaux, but it will give pleasure over the next ten years, possibly more.
89
points on 100
A bit taut in feel, as the juniper frame lends a woodsy character, while the core of red currant, damson plum and blood orange works to keep up. Has rather edgy, perky acidity, though the fruit is there. Should settle down with modest cellaring. Drink now through 2024. 7,500 cases made.
88
points on 100
Cerise noire, fleurs et belle prise de bois. Du jus, de la chair, des tanins présents et veloutés, de la finesse, un vin très Margaux dans sa subtilité de bouche et son élégance.
15.5
points on 20
2014 est tel que nous l'avions dégusté en primeur. Il joue la tendresse, avec un côté infusé agréable. Nous ne pouvons nous empêcher de penser que davantage de chair ne nuirait pas.
91
points on 100
Medium bodied, light in color and on the very fresh side of the style range, the red berry, herb and spicy, crisp style will appeal to some folks more than others. The wine was made from a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc.
87
points on 100

Description

Origins

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.




Vintage 2014 in Ferrière

2014 is a vintage surprise and a great success! Spring was early and the summer temperate and humid until the end of August. The vine has had a long vegetative cycle and a late maturity. These conditions mobilized the teams and imposed a sustained work in the vineyards for the protection of the vineyard. At the end of August, the heat and sunshine returned to our region for almost 60 days! Optimum conditions for an ideal and regular ripening namely hot days and cool nights. We observe an exceptional maturity of tannins with all the indicators to make a great vintage: grapes rich in polyphenols, a good level of acidity and sugars and a nice freshness of the fruit. The harvest took place from September 23 to October 8. The resulting wine offers a nose blending minerality, fruit and complexity. On the palate, the margalais style is present with its balance, great elegance, freshness and fine tannins.


The nose expresses aromas of ripe black fruit (blackcurrant and blackberry) and floral notes. A beautiful freshness, sharpness and aromatic precision. On the palate, the texture is harmonious, with wrapped tannins and fine. The fruit expresses agreeably and accompanies the wine in its length.

A beautiful classic vintage.

Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château Ferrière
  • Type of wine
    Third Classified Growth
  • Appellation
    Margaux
  • 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 2022 and 2037
  • Wine apogee
    2029
  • How is it now?
    Encore jeune on doit le garder en cave
  • Service temperature
    16.5-18°

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.

Margaux

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.