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Château Figeac Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 1985

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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
07/07/2012

Elegant as always, refined, with blackberry, plum and vanilla character, medium body and silky tannins. Drink now.--The Bordeaux 50. -JS Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1985 Figeac 750ml


External Review
07/16/2007

Dark ruby/garnet-colored with some amber at the edge, this smoky, cedary, herbaceous-scented wine reveals ripe fruit, and obvious new oak. This 1985 has been mature for a number of years, and given its softness and amber/orange rim, it needs to be drunk over the next 5-6 years. The wine is medium-bodied, soft, not terribly concentrated, but elegant, and pleasant.



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