Château Figeac Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 2009

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'Fabulous!' was our initial reaction to the 2009 Ch. Figeac, and<br/>the more we continued to taste it, the more this impression intensified. After<br/>a morning of tasting high-alcohol, turbo-charged Merlots, it was pure relief to<br/>be firmly on Cabernet-dominant territory. The freshness afforded by the<br/>Cabernets in 2009 was clear to see; the luscious, crunchy blackcurrant fruit of<br/>the Cabernet Sauvignon (33%) allied harmoniously with the perfume, minerality<br/>and elegance of the Cabernet Franc (33%). The remaining proportion of Merlot<br/>was just enough to add a juicy plumpness to the wine. All in all, this is a<br/>perfect blend; one of our top wines of the vintage.

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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

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04/18/2012

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

External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

with sweet milk chocolate


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
03/22/2012

Really fabulous on the nose, with sweet milk chocolate, flowers, currant and plum. Full-bodied, with incredible length. The tannins are so silky, but they are warm and cuddly. You just want to hug it. Powerful but so attractive. The blend is one third each of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/25/2012

35% cabernet sauvignon, 35% cabernet franc, 30% merlot. Barely opaque in color with a medium broad rim of pale garnet. An aromatic yet elegantly presented bouquet offers up aromas of bright cherry, along with loamy earth. The palate is a medium bodie... Chuck Hayward. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Figeac 750ml


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

but they are warm and cuddly. You just want to hug it. Powerful but so attractive. The blend is one third each of Merlot


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

" Really fabulous on the nose


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

currant and plum. Full-bodied


External Review
06/30/2010

Figeac is a very ancient estate dating from the Gallo-Roman period. Its origins go back to at least the 2nd century AD, at which time it belonged to the Figeac us family, who gave their name to the "villa" located on this site. Chateau Figeac has been in the family of the present owners since 1892. Thierry Manoncourt, later assisted by his wife, Marie-France, took great pains to renovate the vineyards in order to bring Figeac up to the level of the very greatest Bordeaux. Today, his daughter Laure and his son-in-law Count Eric d'Aramon have joined them in managing the estate, and perpetuating the family tradition. Figeac is located in the "Graves de Saint-Emilion". It has an unusual topography and an outstanding terroir consisting of three gravelly outcrops. This explains why Figeac is the right bank wine with the highest proportion of Cabernet grapes. It is a great but atypical wine, often called "the most Médoc of Saint Emilion wines".


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'Fabulous!' was our initial reaction to the 2009 Ch. Figeac, and<br/>the more we continued to taste it, the more this impression intensified. After<br/>a morning of tasting high-alcohol, turbo-charged Merlots, it was pure relief to<br/>be firmly on Cabernet-dominant territory. The freshness afforded by the<br/>Cabernets in 2009 was clear to see; the luscious, crunchy blackcurrant fruit of<br/>the Cabernet Sauvignon (33%) allied harmoniously with the perfume, minerality<br/>and elegance of the Cabernet Franc (33%). The remaining proportion of Merlot<br/>was just enough to add a juicy plumpness to the wine. All in all, this is a<br/>perfect blend; one of our top wines of the vintage.

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