Bottles have been stored in a wine rack and may have tiny marks to some labels.
Colour : bright, deep garnet colour. Nose : complex, aromas of morello cherries and plums, with hints of roasted coffee and cinnamon. Palate : fine and smooth tannins. Fleshy and long-lasting wine. Aromas of leather, spices, and garrigue.
Although this winery is owned by Chapoutier it operates autonomously, with its own dedicated vineyard, winery and commercial team. Quality here is now the best it’s been since Michel Chapoutier first partnered with Michel Ferraton in 1998. Much credit must go to winemaker Damien Brisset, who arrived here from Bordeaux in 2005, right after Chapoutier bought out the Ferraton family in 2004. A new winery was put in place starting with the 2013 vintage and results were positive and immediate, such that one must now count Ferraton as one of the leading producers in the region, for white as well as red wines. The single-site bottlings here are serious, top-tier wines that are underpriced, for now, considering the quality they deliver.
Ferraton Pere & Fils is the continuation of the story of a name, a winery rooted at the heart of Hermitage. From the early days onwards, Ferraton Pere & Fils was focused to produce wines of purity and expression of the Rhone’s terroirs. Today Ferraton, who has vineyards in all appellations of prestige in the Rhone, is known to produce the finest wines, with the Wine Advocate hailing Ferraton for delivering “high quality at all price points”.
92 points Jeb Dunnuck “It’s a beautifully elegant, finesse-driven beauty that gives up savory notes of ripe cherries, currants, charcuterie, and pepper. Medium to full-bodied, silky and elegant on the palate, with fine tannin.”
James Suckling 90 points – Dried flowers and fresh-turned earthy notes. This has a wealth of impressively deep-set ripe plum and berry fruits on offer. Bold fruits finish strong. Drink now.
Wine Enthusiast 90 Points
Plush and fruity, this full-bodied wine offers straightforward but concentrated black-cherry and berry flavours. It’s a luscious, delightfully mouth-clinging wine with fine, yielding tannins. Fresh acidity lends balance. Drink now through 2020.