Chateau de Fieuzal’s respect for its land goes back over 400 years to when it was harvested by a handful of modest wine growers. As the terroir gained reputation, it received the name ‘Fieuzal’ in 1864, after ‘Lovely Fieuzal’, the last descendent of the Fieuzal family. Fieuzal’s legendary 1893 vintage sat on the table of Pope Léon XIII in the Vatican and its red became Grand Cru Classé in 1959—now recognized as one of the finest Grand Crus of Bordeaux. Each of the 5 families to steer Fieuzal’s course has added a touch of their personality on a heritage that is very much alive. This vintage is beautifully balanced, expressing notes of coffee, a tinge of smoke and wonderfully developed dark fruits. There is a definite moderness to this classic blend with rich, silky textures and opulent finish.