Château de l`Abbaye de Saint-Ferme, Bordeaux 2010


Our most exciting discovery is this perfect everyday drinking Claret from just £11.95 a bottle from l’Abbaye de Saint-Ferme. The abbey was built by the Benedictine monks in the 11th century who soon discovered that their limestone terroir had all that was needed to make brilliant Claret. From the classic and extraordinarily good 2010 vintage, the wine is rich with mouth-filling ripe fruit and sumptuous soft tannins. This is the perfect example of great value Claret and what we at 'Vineyards' pride ourselves in offering our customers. Highly recommended by us all – you will be back for more...

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Our Tasting Notes

Gorgeous Claret – bright ruby red with fresh ripe Merlot flavours supported by a lush Cabernet backbone. Perfect balance from this great vintage year. Mature and drinking beautifully now with at least another 5 years of it. A wine all of us who tasted it will be buying ourselves – if only all Claret at this price was a good as this. A knockout.

Wine Data

Grape variety: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Bordeaux Superieur
Alcohol: 14%


L’Abbaye de Saint-Ferme (Saint-Ferme Abbey) is located 40 kilometers east from Bordeaux, near Sauveterre de Guyenne. The abbey was built in the year 1000 and became throughout its history the seat of numerous events (historic headquarters, lootings, demolitions and re-buildings). It is surely nowadays one of the archaeological riches of the Aquitaine region. The present church dates from the 12th century and the most recent buildings have been built during the 17th century.


"Château de l’Abbaye de Saint-Ferme 2010 Bordeaux Supérieur fresh, ripe bramble and forest fruits, spices and dried green herbs with some truffley earthiness; supple with well integrated tannins. Very harmonious and drinking well now." Cambridge Blogger

"The 2010 Château de l’Abbaye de Saint-Ferme was only introduced to FromVineyards Direct’s list a month ago; since then they’ve sold some 300 cases of it. I’m not in the least surprised because it’s really remarkable value. A Cabernet/Merlot Bordeaux Supérieur produced at an 11th-century estate founded by the Benedictines, it’s just so darn drinkable. It’s soft, smooth and mellow with perfectly balanced fruit, acid and tannins and I all but drained the bottle at a sitting." Jonathan Ray, The Spectator

"Is this the best value in the selection of FromVineyardDirect wines I've been tasting? Arguably yes, because it's a truly lovely Bordeaux made from Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon and coming from the fabulous 2010 vintage. With 14% alcohol the wine is plush and rich, heaving with black fruits, edged by spices and cedar, but such a deep pool of blackcurrant. Rich and full in the mouth, the copious fruit is matched by smooth tannins, elegant cherry acidity and a nice fleetness of foot in the finish. Watch the video for more information and food-matching ideas." Tom Cannavan,

"2010 was a big, bold vintage and this Merlot-dominant Claret, enriched with one-third dollop of Cabernet Sauvignon, delivers glorious, gutsy, spicy, smoky, beef-tea fruit" Jane MacQuitty, The Times, Nov 2017

Finally, for those who enjoy their clarets more mature, I suggest the 2010 Ch. de l’Abbaye de Saint-Ferme, an extremely well-regarded Bordeaux Supérieur made from old vine Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot planted at the striking 11th century Benedictine Abbey of Saint-Ferme, some 40km east of Bordeaux itself. It’s absolutely bang on song and so it should be, coming from a 10/10 vintage and having had eight years to relax and open out. It’s soft, mellow and silkily seductive with plums, blackcurrants, spice and even earthy truffles on both nose and palate and although I’m not sure it’s quite got the legs to last till next Christmas, it’s in absolutely peak condition for this one. Jonathan Ray, The Spectator