Dominik Mueller

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1996 Château de Fieuzal Blanc

Tasting note

1996 Château de Fieuzal Blanc

A cuvée of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. Clear appearance. Deep, golden yellow colour. On the nose matured notes of dried oranges, crème brûlée with caramelized sugar, malty, elderberry. But also a slight freshness with physalis. A medium body. On the palate, an impression of oloroso sherry, again physalis and an acidity that does not last too long, but comes across as surprisingly fresh. Passion fruit. A slight bitterness at the end. I was really pleasantly surprised by this storable white wine, which is not only drinkable but very tasty with food. Still, it has undoubtedly passed the optimal drinking window and is on the decline. So, if there are still bottles in the cellar, drink up now.

Tasted by Dominik Müller on Saturday, 14 January 2023.

Ratings

Flawed?no
DM:
11Wines with a DM9 to DM12 rating are very good wines, above average even in the world of fine wine. That means these wines have been produced really well. They are pure, balanced, and have no flaw whatsoever. They begin to show complexity. Moreover, these wines have their own character and transport typicity and terroir.
/ 20 ("very good")
Stars:
2Wines with a rating of 2 stars are well-made and of average quality relative to their peer group. Perfectly enjoyable and certainly not disappointing.
/ 5

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Wine details

Vintage: 1996
Colour:white
Style:still (dry)
Assemblage:yes
Grape variety: Sémillon
For assemblages, the main grape variety is shown.
Producer:Château de Fieuzal
Country:France
Region:Bordeaux
Subregion:Graves
Appellation: Pessac-Léognan AOC
Vineyard: n/a
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