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The vintage gave a fresh, fruity and fine wine. Aromas of red berries, cassis and cherry. We have the same fruits on the palate.
The persistency is long with volume. The wine has a nice structure with wrapped, ripened and fine tannins.
It is an elegant and balanced wine in the classic style of Margaux.
2012 experienced a difficult weather with a dry and cold winter. Prophylaxis and the equilibrium of the vines played an important role in controlling fungal diseases. The weather has become more favorable from mid-July. And from that date, all delays had been caught up to the high temperatures of August. And finally, the rainfall of September the evolution of the skin and accelerated the ripening of the grapes. We started harvesting on October 1st and end on October 10th, 2012. The distribution of the bunches on the plant (low yields) and the sane status of the vineyard, added to a very precise this vintage. Merlot quickly showed a remarkable pulp. When the Cabernet Sauvignon, they did not disappoint and were faithful in our land of Medoc. They are soft and rich of elegance. The vintage will be powerful, soft and digest. 2012 is a very good vintage.
Chateau Ferrière was founded in the 18th century by Gabriel Ferriere. He was a shipbroker and a King officer in charge of hunting. The vineyard was progressively enlarged by his cousin Jean, the mayor of Bordeaux in 1792. At his death, the property was sold by the court due to joint ownership and under age heirs. His widow, Marie bought it. She had three heirs : Gabriel, Michel and Rosa.On the death of his mother, Michel Ferrière remained the unique owner of the estate and exchanged some plots. When he died, he left his brother Gabriel and his sister Rosa as his heirs, she was herself the widow of Jacques Castaing, the owner of Château Chasse-Spleen in Grand Poujeaux located in the local administrative area of Moulis en Médoc. Subsequently, the estate went to their cousin Henry Ferriere who sold it to Armand Feuillerat in 1913, then the owner of Château Marquis de Terme. The daughter of Armand Feuillerat, Mrs. Durand inherited the château and left it to her children. It was in 1952 that the Durand heirs leased out the vineyard to Alexis Lichine, the owner of Château Lascombes who then ensured the maintenance and operations. He could used the crop. For 40 years, the production of Château Ferriere was very low and only passengers of a major airline company had the opportunity to have an inkling a its potential.From the beginning of the 19th century, the wine brokers established a classification of great wines according to their reputation, fame and price. But it is on April 18th of 1855 at the request of the Emperor Napoléon III and with the Paris World Fair in mind, that the lastest classification was published. The list includes 61 wines, all coming from the region of the Médoc area except Château Haut-Brion, produced in the Graves appellation. The 61 wineries were classified in 5 levels. Today, the 1855 classification has indeed a historic but also a real value, because the wines from these classified properties are exceptional and their terroirs are the greatest in the region.