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Château Figeac Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 1970

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1er Grand Cru Classé B

Château Figeac:
Before our tour begins, in the chateau's main courtyard, it is useful to place Chateau Figeac within the context of its appellation. The Saint-Emilion appellation covers 5,400 hectares, and includes more than 1,200 estates. There are various soil types. The 4 main ones are: Steep limestone slopes located near the town of Saint-Emilion (2,400 hectares), which are responsible for much of the ap... Read more
Before our tour begins, in the chateau's main courtyard, it is useful to place Chateau Figeac within the context of its appellation. The Saint-Emilion appellation covers 5,400 hectares, and includes more than 1,200 estates. There are various soil types. The 4 main ones are: Steep limestone slopes located near the town of Saint-Emilion (2,400 hectares), which are responsible for much of the appellation's reputation. This is where 11 of the 13 Premiers Grands Crus Classés are located. Alluvial sand on the large plain along the banks of the Dordogne. There are nearly 2,000 hectares here as well. The 3rd large sub-division, covering 1,200 hectares, is composed of a plateau located west of the town, and which extends as far as the village of Pomerol. It consists primarily of aeolian sand has extraordinary filtering powers, and is conducive to producing fine wines. Read less

External Reviews for Château Figeac Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/22/2009

This wine has been fully mature for at least a decade, but it continues to exhibit an herb-, mineral-, and plum-scented bouquet, with ripe, lush, expansive flavors that appear to have put on a bit of weight and intensity since the mid-1980s. The tann... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1970 Figeac 750ml


External Review
Source: SoDivin
05/06/2009

1er Grand Cru Classé B


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/02/2009

($175) Medium red, with an amber rim. Decadent, mature nose dominated by chocolate, coffee, truffle and underbrush. A rather silky midweight with just enough volume to buffer its slight edge of acidity. Rather developed flavors in the mouth. This bot... Stephen Tanzer. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1970 Figeac 750ml


External Review
Source: SoDivin
07/10/2009

1er Grand Cru ClassŽ B



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