2016 Château Ferran Pessac Leognan
Anschrift: 15 Route de Lartigue, 33650 Martillac
DECANTER 91: "A 15ha estate in Martillac, owned by Philippe Lacoste, this is from a blend of 78% Merlot, 12% Petit Verdot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, with an average vine age of 25 years. This has a really attractive grip that pulses right through the palate. The soils are gravelly but there is a lot of clay and limestone too and you can tell the vines resisted the heat well through the vibrancy of the wine. Aged in 33% new oak, there is a whoosh of vanilla sweetness on the attack, but the wine carries it well and is balanced."
Neil Martin in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 91-93: "The 2016 Ferran has an intense bouquet of black cherries, blueberry and a slightly minerally edge, very well defined and displaying superb focus. The palate is medium-bodied with silky smooth tannins, very well-judged acidity and impressive complexity towards the finish. This is an outstanding Ferran—the best I have tasted (thus far!). This comes highly recommended."