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de Fieuzal Blanc 2021

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Left Bank > Pessac-Léognan
Grape VarietySauvignon Blanc/Semillon

Owned by the Quinn family from Ireland with winemaking by Stephen Carrier who has also worked in California and Australia. Less than 2000 cases are made annually of the white wine from 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Sémillon and 5% Muscadelle. Ageing in 40% new oak.

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Tasting Notes

The 2021 de Fieuzal Blanc shows considerable potential, unwinding in the glass with aromas of crisp nectarine, mint, pasty cream, citrus oil and freshly baked bread. Medium to full-bodied, seamless and tensile, with tangy acids, chalky dry extract and a long, saline finish, it will be bottled under Diam 30. This Sauvignon Blanc-Sémillon blend is rapidly establishing itself as one of Bordeaux's most interesting dry white wines. Tasted three times.

William Kelley, Wine Advocate (260), April 2022

The 2021 Château de Fieuzal Blanc has a lovely lime, white peach and orange pith bouquet that blossoms in the glass. The palate is well balanced, with pear, red apple and orange peel on the entry, fine depth, and good acidity and bite on the finish. Promising.

Neal Martin, vinous.com, May 2022

Pale lemon in colour. This is herbal, fresh and very vibrant; full of citrus peel, apple skins and a hint of cut grass. The palate is lively and fine, with waves of refreshing acidity washing over fresh lemon and lime fruit. Hints of passion flower and riper citrus oil build to the finish. Very pure; this is all about acidity and finesse. It should appeal to all lovers of white Bordeaux.

Thomas Parker MW, Farr Vintners, May 2022

A creamy and fruity white with notes of star fruit, kiwi, peach and lemon. Some buttercream. Fresh and medium-bodied. Pretty finish.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, May 2022

The 2021 de Fieuzal blanc offers notes of spiced pears and ripe apples with hints of fennel seed, straw, and dried herbs. Light to medium-bodied, the palate is crisp and clean with a chalky finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Independent, May 2022

Gorgeous depth here, saline grip, hints of salted caramel adds to the rich mouthfeel. Welcome fresh acidities of crab apple, lemongrass and citrus zest give a sense of contrast and momentum, as does the slate texure that draws out the finish. Tasted twice.

Jane Anson, JaneAnson.com, April 2022

65% Sauvignon Blanc, 35% Sémillon. Cask sample.
Light nose. Lots of acidity and considerable tightness on the palate. A bit mean and tart overall. With some traces of low-temperature fermentation.
Drink 2024 – 2028

James Lawther MW, JancisRobinson.com, May 2022
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