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Château de Ferrand 2016

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru AOC

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  • 95pts, James Suckling, 2019
  • 91pts, Decanter, 2018
  • 93pts, Vinous.com, 2019

Excellent Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé boasting ripe plum and black berry flavours with cedar oak spice. It’s from the top 2016 vintage and was even awarded 95 points by James Suckling. Shows at its best after time in a decanter. Complex and fine.

Excellent Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé boasting ripe plum and black berry flavours with cedar oak spice. It’s from the top 2016 vintage and was even awarded 95 points by James Suckling. Shows at its best after time in a decanter. Complex and fine.

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Fine-grained structured tannins, black fruits and a touch of vanilla

Aroma

Ripe red and black fruits, cigar box and spice

Allergy information

Contains sulphites

Château de Ferrand 2016

More information

  • 15.0% ABV
  • 11.25 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 1 September, 2026

Founded in 1702 by Elie de Bétoulaud, Château de Ferrand remained in the family until 1978 when the Bich clan acquired it. Since then, the new owners have strived to maximise the wine quality through renovation and modernisation. Their work paid off in 2012 when the château was promoted to Grand Cru Classé status. Its vineyard lies 100 metres above sea level, making it one of the highest vineyards in the Saint-Émilion appellation. This means the grapes benefit from great ventilation, and well-drained sloping soils. This fine claret is dominated with soft, plummy Merlot, supported by Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Parcels of grapes are vinified plot-by-plot and aged in fine-grained French oak barrels for complexity. A class red.

"This has very attractive aromas of bright red fruit with a neat array of wild herbs and flowers, too" James Suckling
Critic, 95 points
Map showing Saint-Emilion Grand Cru AOC
Tasting note information