2001 Chateau Ferriere, Margaux
Vintage : 2001
Country : France
Region : Margaux
The weather conditions were particularly favorable to the growth of the vine and the good ripening of the grapes. The hail storm of May damaged 15% of the total area of the vineyards of Bordeaux. The plots were more or less damaged according to their location. The consequence was a decrease in the production. July and August had high temperatures and a lot of sunlight. This weather carried on in September with alternate cool nights and warm days. These conditions were ideal for the ripening of the grapes. The harvest of merlot began in mid-September. The berries were very aromatic and tasty with a high concentration of sugar and anthocyanins and low acidity. The harvest of the cabernet sauvignon began at the beginning of October. They had a good acidity and the concentration of tannins was equal to the one of 2000 and 2005.
The color is dark purple. On the nose, there are notes of blackcurrant, plum, cherry and red berries but also floral. On the palate, it reveals some elegance with a nice balance and acidity. Still young, he will prove in a few years.