Henri, Valérie & Olivier cultivate 13 hectares of vines at Chateau Feret-Lambert, which belongs for 4 generations to their family. The terroir is exceptional, with a subsoil of limestone, as in many terroirs of Saint-Emilion, on the other bank of the Dordogne. Henri, Valérie & Olivier are geared to excellence. Grapes are manually selected and the wine ages in oak barriques in the limestone quarries situated underneath the vineyards.
The Chateau Feret-Lambert, the 1st wine of Château Feret-Lambert, is one of the greatest Bordeaux Superieur. It is a full-bodied wine, made of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and aged for 15 months in French oak barrels, one third of which are renewed every year. The color is rich, inky dark. The aroma is a mix of stewed red fruits, star anise and a touch of pink peppercorn. The flavour is elegant, fruity and balanced with ripe notes of spices, lots of minerality and only light oak. The tannins are quite present but well integrated and melted.
Keep in cool room and away from light. Once opened, keep it in the fridge and drink within a week.
How to use
This 8 years old wine is delicious now but still has a potential to age. Given its strong tannins it will benefit from decantation. Serve at cold room temperature, 15°-18° C.
14% Abv (Alcohol by Volume) Still Red Wine
The Chateau Feret-Lambert 2008 will stand up to robust flavors. Try it with roasted lamb, grilled steak or duck with some potato gratin to harmonise with the tannins.
What about Henri, Valerie, Olivier
Henri, Valerie, Olivier
87-88 / 100 points on Parker's - 88 / 100 points on Wine Spectator
We were on the road to St. Emilion, looking for great wines, when we met Valerie, one of three owners of Chateau Féret-Lambert on a cold and gloomy day of early February. The entrance of the estate was beautiful, with a long unpaved path surrounded by tall trees on both sides of the road and leading towards the ancient property. It was raining, but Valerie took the time (and the raincoat) to show us around the property, not caring too much about the awful weather. She is very proud of her vineyard and wanted to show it to us.