Glistening ruby-red. Powerful, spice-accented cherry, boysenberry, allspice and candied lavender qualities on the deeply perfumed nose. Lush red and blue fruit preserve, licorice, succulent herb and floral pastille flavors smoothly blend depth and energy and are supported by a core of juicy acidity. The floral and spice notes return on an impressively long, subtly chewy finish framed by sneaky tannins.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2033
Robert Parker 90-92
"The 2017 de Ferrand is deep garnet-purple and scented of blueberry compote and black berry pie with hints of licorice, violets and mocha. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a firm frame of chewy tannins and plenty of black and blue fruit layers on the long finish."