Jane Anson 94
Concentrated damson colour, perfumed floral aromatics, brushed velvet tannins, hit of baked cherry, peach pit and bitter chocolate gives a lovely tension and lift alongside the intense ripe fruit flavours. Tannins are elongated, with grip, and this has plenty of personality and balance, takes the imprint of the vintage but gives it a limestone twist, and will age extremely well. Family Bich. Axel Marchal consultant since 2019, 32.1ha, 32% new oak, plus 4% terracotta amphora. Around 80% of 1st wine. 3.65ph. 2022 marks the second year of Chateau de Ferrand s organic conversion, and is the earliest-ripening vintage in the estate s history, with harvest stretching from September 5 to October 5. Gonzague de Lambert director.
Jeb Dunnuck 92-94
In the same league as the 2020, if not better, the 2022 Chateau De Ferrand offers an incredibly pure, balanced, and structured style to go with its first-rate aromatics of red and black fruits, chocolate, crushed stone, and graphite. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, with fine grained yet building tannins, it’s going to warrant at least short-term cellaring, but the quality is there.
The Wine Independent 89-91
The 2022 de Ferrand is deep garnet-purple in color. It features scents of cedar chest, tar, and smoked meats before giving way to a core of stewed plums and blackberry pie. Full-bodied, concentrated, and with bags of savory-laced black fruits, it has a chewy texture and just enough freshness to lift the finish.