2009 Chateau Haut Ferrand Pomerol $44.99*
“2009 may turn out to be the finest vintage I have tasted in 32 years of covering Bordeaux. The peaks of quality in 2009 may turn out to be historic” –Robert Parker
Pomerol is one of Bordeaux’s finest red wines and undoubtedly one of the most exceptional wines in the world. It combines the richness of Burgundy with the delicacy of Médoc and the generosity of its neighbouring appellation, Saint-Emilion. Quite a unique standard of quality exists in every part of Pomerol’s terroir, due to this small area (approximately 800 hectares) and the consistency of its gravelly, sandy soil, lying above a sub-soil comprised of soft tertiary sandstone containing iron oxide.
Château Haut-Ferrand is an amalgamation of several plots of land purchased from 1970 onwards, situated in the vicinity of Pomerol Church. Grown on the most magnificent terroirs of the appellation, the utmost care and attention are lavished upon the vines and harvests of Château Haut-Ferrand.
The wines of Château Ferrand are produced by vines planted on the southern slopes of the Pomerol plateau. The vines of Château Haut-Ferrand are grown on gravelly soils, also found on the Pomerol plateau.
Sherlocks Tasting Notes: The wines are matured for a period of eighteen months in oak barrels, one third of which are renewed each year. A significant proportion of Cabernet Franc brings a floral, fruity character to the wine’s bouquet. Although its primary taste is supple, Château Ferrand is a well structured wine that gives a pleasant, delicate finish.