Figeac 2016 (6x75cl)

Figeac 2016 (6x75cl)

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Quite a deep, dark nose. Black currant compote and blackberry liqueur. Creme de myrtille and some polished saddle leather, some wild dried herbs. Nice spiciness. Texture is very svelte and balanced. Tannins are firm but fully ripe. Finish is round and brings a bit of sweet black fruit but freshness and bright acidity keep it elevated.
98 Decanter  
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98+ Jeb Dunnuck  
97+ Wine Advocate  
96 Wine Spectator  
96 James Suckling  
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  • Year 2016
  • Colour Red
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • Sub Region Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
  • Designation
  • Classification
  • Pack Size 6x75cl
  • ABV 14.00°
  • Drinking Window 2026 - 2066
  • Drinking Recommendation Not Ready
  • LWIN 100976920160600750
Reviews (7)
98 Decanter  
98+ Vinous (NM)  
98+ Jeb Dunnuck  
97+ Wine Advocate  
96 Wine Spectator  
96 James Suckling  
19 Jancis Robinson  
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Château Figeac

About Château Figeac Château Figeac Premier Grand Cru Classé (B) dates back to second-century Gallo-Roman origins; Undoubtedly one of the greatest producers and terroirs of the Saint-Émilion appellation, if not the whole of Bordeaux. Mentioned by experts in the same breath as Ausone and Cheval Blanc.   Viniculture Once the largest property in the appellation, many plots were sold over the years to create and enlarge properties like neighbouring Château Cheval Blanc and even Pomerol’s La Conseillante. Figeac has excellent terroir, and after the estate was not awarded Premier Grand Cru Classé (A) status in 2012 there was renewed determination to put the property back to its rightful place at the top of Saint-émilion. Michel Rolland was hired to consult and Frederic Faye was appointed to oversee wine-making. The result has been a dramatic upturn in quality and critical acclaim.   Figeac is unusual in Saint-Émilion is being situated on gravelly soils. This means a much higher percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes here. The wine itself is particularly unique, and buyers may come across a number of allusions to this - "lively and very "Figeac". A higher proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend, as opposed to the very Merlot dominant Ausone and Cheval Blanc, Figeac, is a cerebral balance of Left-Bank perfumed mint, cedar and cassis, with the wonderfully lush cashmere texture and fruit of Merlot.

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