Chateau de Fieuzal Pessac-Léognan 2020
Irish Business man Lochlann Quinn’s love of good wine led him to invest in Bordeaux, he acquired Chateau de Fieuzal from a bank more concerned with making money than quality wines.
His first act was to hire Stephen Carrier, who came from a family of third generation grape growers in the Champagne region.
Growing up he saw their grapes going off to nearby wineries to have their Champagne sparkle added and dreamed of being part of the winemaking process. A degree in oenology and viticulture at Reims university followed by six years working in the prestigious Lynch Bages vineyard, and he realised his dream when he joined De Fieuzal as head winemaker.
In the glass, it has a beautiful ruby red colour with garnet reflections. The nose is surprising for the richness of its bouquet, which plays on a symphony of fresh fruit, including blackberries, blueberries and plums, to which are added spicy notes of cloves.
In the mouth, however, it proves to be a particularly gratifying, medium-bodied red with sinuous tannins. Velvety on the palate, it has a pleasantly soft and fruity character. Excellent with roasts, even very tasty ones. Perfect with medium-aged cheeses and cured meats.
|France, Bordeaux, Pessac-Léognan
|In the next 20 years
|Red Meat, Lamb, Hard Cheeses, Cured Meats
|Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot,