*** New Vintage ***
" a unique blend of Grenache, Tempranillo and Malbec grapes has resulted in an astounding red that's full-bodied yet silky and alluring." Matthew Jukes (Daily Mail)
The twenty third release of The Fergus named after Tim's neighbour, who was good enough to sell him his Grenache grapes in the vintage of 1993, during a desperate shortage of Shiraz and Cabernet.
The wine has lifted red strawberry aromas and flavours of Tempranillo, with spiciness from Grenache and mid palate richness with dark berry and violet characters coming from Malbec. Ageing in older French oak hogsheads adds subtle yet integrated perfume and toasted characters. It is a luscious mouth filling wine with silky tannin that with careful cellaring may be kept for up to 15-20 years.Winemaking Notes
Grenache grapes, left in the vineyard to fully mature, were crushed on to fermented and drained skins of Tempranillo. Fermentation lasted one week. The tanks were then topped and closed for another week for extended maceration prior to pressing off skins.
A measured amount of Tempranillo and Malbec were added for added complexity and fruit expression. The wines were then racked, filtered and transferred to a mixture of older American and French oak hogsheads. The wine remained in oak for 24 months before blending, filtration and bottling. It has been sealed under screwcap for freshness and authenticity.
This wine will pair nicely with duck, turkey, lamb and spicy dishes.
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Lower Age Limit
You must be 18 years or over to buy this product.
First class service.
Our family members score wines tasted out of a hundred. Fergus 2016 was given: 95 and 90 - son and wife, 88 and 63 myself and wife. Only wines we have had that scored more than this were considerably more expensive. So a good buy at £12.
We love The Fergus 2016. A really good wine for a reasonable price. Highly recommend it. Excellent service and delivery as well.
I have been drinking The Fergus for over a decade and can strongly recommend it.
As always, first class service from Tim Adams. Haven't tasted the wine - keeping to enjoy over Christmas.