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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Château Figeac

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

St Emilion

Grape Blend:

Merlot | Cab. Sauvignon | Cab. Franc

Château Figeac, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion, 2014

6x150cl £1,030.00

2 cases

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Tasting Note:

Hmmmm. This certainly proved divisive. There is unquestionably plenty of vibrant sweet cherry and loganberry fruit and no noticeable oak, although elevage will take place in 100% new barrels. Bizarrely in a year that so evidently favours Cabernet Franc, Figeac have departed from their customary 1:1:1 ratio and have adopted slightly more Merlot in the blend (40% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc and 32% Cabernet Sauvignon). This polished, modern effort with ample velour textured fruit and good length is absolutely fine, but it is quite a departure from the Figeacs of the past. Michel Rolland's touch may have improved the wine technically, but in the process he may have removed some of its soul.

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