2005 Chateau Ferriere, Margaux
Vintage : 2005
Country : France
Region : Margaux
Gabriel Ferriere, a well-known broker in Bordeaux in the 18th century was the founder of this estate. Chateau Ferriere was classified a third growth in 1855. The Villars family bought the vineyards and the chateau in 1988 and took over the viticulture and winemaking.
With its 10 hectares, Chateau Ferriere is one of the smallest classified growths. The vineyard is maily located in Margaux, and the soil consists of very deep gravel on limestone marl. The size of the vineyard, combined with its beautiful terroir, make Chateau Ferriere a rare and highly-valued wine.
Claire Villars Luton is responsible for the revival of this estate. Year after year, she has done her best to bring out the unique terror of Chateau Ferriere in the wine, to restore the vineyard to its original splendor, and to make it fully worth of its prestigious classification.
The Winter was cold, very dry and unfavourable to the development of diseases. There was little rain. The budbursting and the flowering were quick and regular due to a hot and dry weather; especially during Summer when the recorded rains were less than normal. The vegetal growth was steady and early. The vineyard was particularly healthy. This excellent ripening favoured the concentration of sugar and of phenol compounds. In spite of an early deficit of water, the vine was able to extract from the deep gravels soil the necessary water for its harmonious development.
The 2005 vintage has produced a wine with an outstanding balance. The beautiful color is purple, dark and shiny. The nose is still very reserved and elegant with notes of black fruits and blond tobacco. The palate is powerful and structured, giving the impression of a great freshness. The final is long and elegant. The powerful and structured mouth leaves an impression of freshness. The finish is long and elegant. We feel the potential to come. To drink between 2014 and 2030.