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Château de Fieuzal 2013 Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classé
Château de Fieuzal 2013 Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classé
Château de Fieuzal 2013 Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classé
Château de Fieuzal 2013 Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classé

Château de Fieuzal 2013 Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classé

It's generous, direct, intense – with great ageing potential

Named after the family that once owned it, the château has been run by Irish couple Brenda and Lochlann Quinn since 2001. This vintage is dense purple with a nose of blackberry buds, blackcurrant and raspberry mixed with a hint of pepper.

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Wine at a glance

Colour glass of Red
Medium to Full Bodied
  • Bin no: 610501
  • Size: 75cl
  • Alc Vol: 13.00 %vol
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Closure: Cork
  • Grape: Cab franc / Cab Sauvignon
  • Region: Bordeaux , France
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Buyer's Notes

Tasting note

This is a soft, open and rounded style of wine with plenty of plum and red berry fruits layered with coffee and vanilla notes from the well judged new oak maturation. It has taken the lighter, less extracted route of the vintage, resulting in elegance and balance with silky tannins and generous fruit style and wonderful attractive, floral aromas. Leave to develop a little tension and definition as it ages.

Varietal mix: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc.

Critic's score: Neal Martin, Robert Parker: 86-88/100. James Suckling: 89-90/100.

Château profile

The Château de Fieuzal estate is officially classified as one of the great "Grand Cru Classé de Graves" vineyards (situated in Péssac-Leognan). Named after the Fieuzal family who owned the vineyard until 1851.

Chateau de Fieuzal is a 39 hectare vineyard with a terroir of sand and gravel soils, and is planted to red and white grape varietals. The estate was renovated in 2012 and the wine making facilities were completely modernized. In the vat house, for the fermentation and production of the red wines, 54 new wood fermentation vats in all sizes were installed bringing the total of vats to 63; this allows for parcel by parcel vinification. For the production and fermentation of the white wines, de Fieuzal uses stainless steel, temperature controlled vats that vary in size. The wines are aged in 50% new, French oak barrels for between 16 to 24 months, depending on the varietals and the style of the vintage. Since Hubert de Bouard of Chateau Angelus in St. Emilion began consulting the estate the wines have been showing steady improvement. Production is on average, 8,000 cases of red wine and 3,000 cases of white wine per vintage.

What is En Primeur?

Buying wine En Primeur or 'in the barrel' is an excellent way of securing some of the best wines of this year's vintage. From the top Crus to smaller, excellent value producers, the Waitrose Bordeaux En Primeur selection offers a superb range at all price points and is a great opportunity to invest in fine wines from this prestigious region.

Buying En Primeur from Waitrose is a simple and secure way to add some interesting wines to your cellar whilst offering a unique taste of this fascinating vintage.

Waitrose En Primeur prices are based on 6 bottles and exclude VAT and Duty, but include shipping from Bordeaux straight to your door (within mainland UK).

Find out more about buying En Primeur through us, as well as a detailed report of the vintage >

What happens next?

At the end of the En Primeur sales period (Summer 2014) you will receive a certificate of purchase from Waitrose Cellar. We will also bill you at the same time your certificate is sent. Your wine will be maturing in the barrel in Bordeaux for a further 2-3 years until it is bottled and released by the Château. When it is ready for shipment in Summer 2016 we will contact you to ask if you would like to take delivery or arrange longer term storage. If you choose delivery, then we will request payment of the duty and VAT applicable at the prevailing rate prior to delivery. If you prefer storage, professional cellarage under bond can be arranged with our fine wine storage partner Vinothèque at a competitive rate.

If you would like to chat through the selection or are looking for advice on how to buy En Primeur, please contact our wine specialists who will be happy to help. Call them on 01344 825523 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, or email