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Château Figeac Saint Émilion Premier Grand Cru 1986

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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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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

Very advanced; the color is turning to brick and the aromas show spice and tea flavors. While the palate is ripe and flavorful, with spice, prune and tobacco notes, the finish is already a bit dry. Drinkable now.--The Bordeaux 50. 12,500 cases made. ... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1986 Figeac 750ml



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