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|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Ferraton Père & Fils
Dry Red wine
from now to 2024
Decant 1 hours before
Rack of lamb
35 years old
12 months in oak barrels (partly)
|What experts say|
94/100 "Another huge, sexy wine is the 2015 St Joseph La Source, which at this quality, sells for a song. Black raspberries, cassis, red currants, licorice and graphite all emerge from this full-bodied beauty that has sweet tannin and a stacked mid-palate. It will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and drink well for over a decade. Twenty-eight bucks? More please."
93/100 "A light honeyed edge adds intrigue to the core of apricot, yellow apple and star fruit flavors, while heather and salted butter notes fill in on the finish. Provides opulence without sacrificing freshness. Drink now through 2019."
16/20 "Cask sample. Tasted blind. Very ripe and glossy initially. Just a bit lacking juice in the middle. Drying finish, which is a shame because it’s so good at the start. Falls away on the end."
Cornas is one of the smallest appellation on Northern Rhône, only producing red wine. It is also a favourite for amateurs of full-bodied, tannic and earthy reds. This Cornas is surely one of the nicest we have come accross. It is a powerful wine with deep, intense aromas of ripe blackberry, blackcurrant and spices. Finish is absolutely superb and lasts...
A wonderful Côte-Rôtie here, we love it. Made of 100% Syrah, it develops flavours of red and black fruit, subtle spices and violet. Length of the finish is really striking, with a few complex notes of truffle, leather and toast. A beautiful bottle that will age perfectly if you are able to forget it in your cellar!
Saint-Peray is a small appellation for white wines right next to the Hermitage vineyards, benefiting from the cooler climate of local hills. Mostly made of the Marsanne grape, it is the perfect next step in terms of complexity for lovers of white Côtes du Rhône. If you are one of them, you will appreciate this wine showing a low acidity and subtle aromas...
Dark and winey, with a serious core of plum paste, cherry preserves and cassis that is tightly coiled. Loads of black tea and sweet tobacco details frame the finish, with an alluring singed bay accent weaving in at the very end. Best from 2018 through 2028. Ermitage or Hermitage? Ermitage is the historic name but during the 19th century, wines from the...
92 Robert Parker for £15.20! Ferraton is a specialist of Crozes Hermitage, and it would be a shame not to try it out. This bottle represents a great opportunity to discover this appellation. You will find beautiful flavours of red cherry and blackcurrant liqueur, supported by a spicy background... Did you know? Crozes Hermitage is the widest appellation...
A wonderful Côte-Rôtie here, we simply love it. Made of 100% Syrah, it develops flavours of red and black fruit, subtle spices and violet. Length of the finish is really striking, with a few complex notes of truffle, leather and toast. A beautiful bottle, already delicious now but which can age perfectly if you are able to forget it in your cellar!
A classic and classy Condrieu - from this tiny appellation situated next to Côte-Rôtie, producing unique full-bodied and fruity white wines. It shows explosive aromas of apricot, peach and white flowers with a hint of honey on the finish. An elegant, subtle and rich white you cannot compare to anything else - which is what makes Condrieu so special!
When a widely recognised Rhône producer decides to elaborate an introductory and affordable Côtes du Rhône using the same know-how, here is the result. Thanks to its 40% of Syrah, this medium-bodied red exhibits multiple fruity aromas (raspberry, blueberry, blackberry) but also liquorice, spices and fresh herbs. Pretty complex for a plain Côtes du Rhône,...