Peter Maude Fine Wines
2022, Château de Fieuzal Rouge, PESSAC-LÉOGNAN
$69 inc. GST
Bordeaux Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot.
The cumulative rainfall at Château Fieuzal was only 385 millimeters in 2022, compared to 753 millimeters in 2021 and 743 millimeters in 2020. But this did not prevent Stephen Carrier and his team from making a fresh and energetic 2022 de Fieuzal, bursting with aromas of violet, iris, menthol and crunchy wild berries mingled with hints of coniferous forest floor. Medium to full-bodied, it's pristinely balanced and beautifully layered, exhibiting a vibrant palate that's deep, tensile and elegant, concluding with a mouthwateringly mineral finish. This estate is achieving things no one would have thought possible a decade ago. 94-96+ Yohan Castaing.
A crunchy and energetic wine from here this year with black berry, black cherry and crushed stone character. Medium-bodied with lively acidity and a fine tannin background. 94-95 James Suckling.