2014: THE F+R PICKS. FEYTIT-CLINET

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We have been fans of this tiny Pomerol estate for a few years now.  Jeremy Chasseuil produces very small quantities of quite brilliant wines, very much in a Burgundian style, yet remains under the radar for many despite the unquestionable quality.  This year Feytit-Clinet was our last visit of the week, and was preceded by tastings at Lafleur, Le Pin and Vieux Chateau Certan: no pressure, then.

There is no flashy tasting room at Feytit-Clinet: you taste in the cellar or the kitchen.  Some years ago as part of a large group we tasted in the garden: the only place with enough room for us.  This year, in the kitchen with Jeremy’s father (owner of one of the most spectacular collections in existence) the wine more than held its own against the wines we had tasted earlier.  2014 Feytit-Clinet is lovely juice, especially so in that it is made by a true vigneron, a man who has built the domaine up from virtually nothing since 2000.

The next Le Pin?  Maybe not, but if you are looking for something very special, a little different, and of very, very high quality then this is a wine for you.

Some immediate lift on the nose and a lovely bright colour. A touch of mocha on top of sweet Pomerol fruit. This is lovely in the mouth: a nod to Chambolle. Firm edges – there is some structure and definition here. Depth. Silky and creamy and a lovely savoury edge in the finish. Complete and really quite excellent.   93-96.”  Joss Fowler, FINE+RARE

Joss Fowler
Director of Fine Wine

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