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Château Figeac Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

"Exotic fig, boysenberry and blueberry preserves are married to polished tobacco and spice notes in this dense red, which has lots in reserve but is very sleek through the finish for now. It feels as if this will fill out considerably with more [time]."*-Wine Spectator (93-96 points)**We will notify you on arrival Summer 2013*

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
06/20/2014

Fresh herbs dark ripe berries licorice cassis and green peppercorn aromas fill the perfume. Full bodied tannic and slightly austere in character with intensity licorice and bright black cherry flavors this is a successful vintage for the traditionally styled Figeac. Jeff Leve.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

2010: This is one of the few instances where the 2008 performed better than the 2010 when tasted side by side. Trust me there is nothing wrong with the 2010 as it possesses excellent possibly outstanding black raspberry blueberry earth and acacia flower-like characteristics. The wine s soft tannin medium-bodied mouthfeel and less massiveness than most 2010s suggest it will be ready early and drink well for a decade. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/06/2011

Exotic fig, boysenberry and blueberry preserves are married to polished tobacco and spice notes in this dense red, which has lots in reserve but is very sleek through the finish for now. It feels as if this will fill out considerably with more élevag... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 Figeac 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Planted to 35% cabernet sauvignon 35% cabernet franc 30% merlot. Gravely soils. Darkly colored the aromas are hard to discern at this point with faints hints of fresh earth and green spices popping up. Medium weight the subtle flavors lean towards fresher aspects than deeply fruited ones. Some harder tannins and roasted coffee flavors combine on the finish. Enjoy in 5 years and over the next 10-15. Chuck Hayward.



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"Exotic fig, boysenberry and blueberry preserves are married to polished tobacco and spice notes in this dense red, which has lots in reserve but is very sleek through the finish for now. It feels as if this will fill out considerably with more [time]."*-Wine Spectator (93-96 points)**We will notify you on arrival Summer 2013*

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