Château Ferrière, 2012

Margaux, Bordeaux, France

Château Ferrière, 2012

Margaux, Bordeaux, France



  • Bottle
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12


Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 68% Merlot 30% Cabernet Franc 2% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Claire Villars Optimum Drinking: 2019-2024 Reviewer Rating: 90 Reviewer: Ian D'Agata Code: 102604 Alcohol: 13%
Estate Notes

Château Ferrière 2012 boasts the style and class of Margaux, without having to raid the piggy bank – a boutique operation of just 8 hectares – and the Médoc’s smallest Grand Cru Classé.

Ferrière’s ambitious owner, Claire Villars, has taken what was one of the Médoc’s greatest disappointments to dizzying heights of quality and value-for-money in just two decades. Benefiting from a great terroir, Ferrière produces elegant, silky wines of real finesse.


“Medium-deep red. Bright aromas of red berries, tobacco and flowers. Sweet, silky and rather small-scaled, but with very good balance to the sappy red fruit and tobacco flavors. Finishes easygoing and uncomplicated, with decent length and a complete absence of rough edges. Ferriere may never be the last word in concentration or complexity, but owner Claire Lurton is amazingly adept at fashioning a charming, easy-to-drink wine from this estate virtually every year.” Ian d'Agata

"Inviting, with a minty hint giving way to rounded plum and black cherry fruit. The finish is slightly toasted, but stays caressing, letting the fruit glide along. This has softened since the barrel tasting and should be ready to drink in the near term." Wine Spectator