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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, 2015

6x75cl £870.00

2 cases

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Tasting Note:

Figeac enjoys one of the most complex and exciting terroirs in St Emilion. Based just below the plateau of Pomerol, the estate lies adjacent to Cheval Blanc on three croupes. The soils consist of gravel, iron-pan, sand, clay and molasse and are quite unique to Figeac. As a result, the vineyards are planted with almost equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Michel Rolland consults here, although the style is very much to our liking. Freshness and lift are hallmarks of good Figeac. Produced from 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Cabernet Franc and 29% Merlot the 2015 Figeac is an aristocratic and distinctive St Emilion, initially quite reserved, but after aeration one is met with cool earthy cassis, gravel, cooked meats, stones and some leafy Cabernet perfume. There are also aromas of thyme, rosemary and violets. On the palate there is plenty of sumptuous, lifted black fruit – this is quite generous and seductive. One has to admire the balance and the sense of freshness. There is a lot of wine here and impressive depth of fruit, yet it never appears ponderous or heavy, it is all about balance and lift.

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