Chateau Haut-Ferrand, Pomerol 2001 ~ Bordeaux, France
90/100 Cellar Tracker
15/20 Vinum Wine Magazine
Merlot 80%, Cabernet Franc 20%
Among the many charms of this 2001 is its ability to impress friends and colleagues who claim not to like Merlot dominant wines; if they don’t like this one, we might suggest they simply don’t like wine at all.
In the glass it’s a deep garnet red with some bricking at the rim, with a nose that oozes classic Pomerol: black plum, dried cherry, bay leaf, cedar, vintage leather, tobacco leaf, and dried herbs. The mid-palate is plush and silky, the tannins as fine-grained, and it’s the interplay of fruit middle pallet and savory finish that makes it so appealing.
It’s in absolutely perfect condition at this age and should continue to offer peak drinking for many years.
Château Haut-Ferrand wines are grown on the most magnificent terroirs of the Bordeaux appellation. The Chateau is situated near Pomerol Church and is renowned for the care and attention it lavishes upon its vines and harvests.
Pomerol is a much-respected red wine appellation in the Bordeaux region of southwestern France. Both historically and physically, it stands apart from other Bordeaux appellations.
It does not conform to the accepted image of a Bordeaux wine district as being a wealthy, long-established, château-laden area, with an all-important classification system. Pomerol is none of these things, yet has managed to earn itself a place among the world's most revered wine regions.