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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, 2016

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 molasses 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, and the style is very much to our liking. Freshness and lift are hallmarks of good Figeac. Produced from 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Cabernet Franc and 36% Merlot the 2016 Figeac is floral and mineral with some leafy Cabernet perfume. On the palate there is plenty of crunchy red berry fruit; lovely purity here, a real sense of energy, polished fruit and fine gravel notes. It is honest and authentic and actually rather sophisticated. Figeac fans are in for a treat!

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