Dr Fieuzal has plenty of ambition and continues to produce large scale wines. They are chunky rather than elegant, but they offer plenty of bang for your buck...so to speak, Initially this appears ultra-modern, with sleek, black and purple fruit aromas and minerals. The palate starts with a big cassis attack interspersed with cloves and spice. The tannins are distinctly rustic and dry, but we will give this the benefit of the doubt, it may well turn out to be a good value keeper.
De Fieuzal is a Cru Classé located in the appellation of Pessac-Léognan.
The region has one first growth, Château Haut-Brion, whilst other renowned Chateaux currently doing well are La Mission-Haut-Brion, Pape-Clément, Smith-Haut-Lafitte and Haut-Bailly. Soils are gravely and well-drained and the plantations are similar in proportion to those of the Médoc, consisting mostly of Cabernet Sauvignon with some Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The region is also well known for its long-lived whites that can be varying blends of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon oaked or unoaked. The most lauded are Domaine de Chevalier, Haut-Brion, Pape-Clement, De Fieuzal, and Laville-Haut-Brion.