An exceptional wine, of notable complexity and finesse. Rich, deep red in color, with flavors of prune, blackcurrant and tobacco leaf, as well as a hint of truffle. In the mouth the wine is rich and generous, but balanced by good acidity which gives it the long finish so characteristic of Fieuzal's very best vintages.
Blend: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
"A powerful, dense wine that relies on beautifully smooth ripe fruit, with black tannins underneath all this richness. Flavors of black figs and dried fruits show its extra concentration. "
"Earthy and meaty on the nose, with lots of ripe fruit. Full-bodied, soft and round. There's loads of Pessac character, with hints of vanilla and coffee. A decadent style."
"Smoke, black truffles, crushed rock, and leafy notes combined with earth, fresh mushrooms, and cassis result in a complex set of aromatics for the dark ruby/purple-colored 2005 Fieuzal. Medium-bodied with crisp acidity and high tannin, this serious wine is closed, but promising."
The Wine Advocate