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Château Figeac




St Emilion

Grape Blend:

Merlot | Cab. Sauvignon | Cab. Franc

Château Figeac, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion, 2019

Tasting Note:

It’s fair to say the Figeac is very much back to the top of its game. We have marvelled at the last five vintages, all exceptional, profound examples of this extraordinary terroir. There simply is no other chateau like Figeac. Its extraordinary topography and cépage makes it unique in Bordeaux, and under the watchful eye of Frédéric Faye, its fortunes have flourished. The blend this year is 36% Cabernet Franc, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, and as it has in recent years, it knits together with perfect harmony and considerable intrigue. Initially the bouquet is quite reserved, but with air notes of violets, nori, cassis, black cherry and liquorice emerge, then some stary red berry fruits, alpine strawberries, cranberries as well as hints of cedar, pencil shavings and redcurrants. The palate is equally broad and complex. There’s so much energy and underlying power. Never heavy or dense, but the fruit just daubs the mouth, delighting the senses with sweet cassis and a heady mix of minerals, herbs and sumptuous griotte. It’s just so effortless, slowly revealing layers of mineral complexity and fresh, perfectly ripe fruit. Everything is so exquisitely measured, no excess, nothing absent; utterly enthralling and captivating, this is clearly another exceptional vintage for Figeac.

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