2016 Ch Figeac 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion

Ch Figeac 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Figeac
Region
St Emilion, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Drinking
2025-2050
Case Size
12x75cl
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2016 Ch Figeac 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Figeac
Region
St Emilion, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Drinking
2025-2050
Case Size
12x75cl
Available Now

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Case price

£2,200.00 (Ex. VAT)

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Tasting Notes

Goedhuis, April 2017, Score: 97-98

2016 really played into the hands of this great estate, showing the very best of its Cabernet and Merlot vines. A blend of 36% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon and 26% Cabernet Franc, this is a hugely classy wine. Deep black cherry colour, a very full an unctuous wine, it is drenched in rich black cherry fruits. Dense and concentrated without excess, this has great Cabernet drive and intensity, with hints of Merlot-esque flamboyance. Quite simply delicious. DR

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Producer

Château Figeac

Château Figeac has had a chequered history. In the 19th century, its owner went bankrupt and it wasbroken up into various parts - some attaching themselves to Beauregard and La Conseillante.Another part became La Tour Figeac, which was later divided again creating La Tour du Pin Figeac.Luckily, 40 hectares of this once vast estate were able to cling together forming the parameters of one of St Emilion's most recognisable châteaux. Figeac is known to be almost Médoc-like with itssavoury and pensive character.

Region

St Emilion, Red Bordeaux

South of Pomerol lies the medieval, perched village of St Emilion. Surrounding St Emilion are vines that produce round, rich and often hedonistic wines. Despite a myriad of soil types, two main ones dominate - the gravelly, limestone slopes that delve down to the valley from the plateau and the valley itself which is comprised of limestone, gravel, clay and sand. Despite St Emilion's popularity today, it was not until the 1980s to early 1990s that attention was brought to this region. Robert Parker, the famous wine critic, began reviewing their Merlot-dominated wines and giving them hefty scores. The rest is history as they say. Similar to the Médoc, there is a classification system in place which dates from 1955 and outlines several levels of quality. These include its regional appellation of St Emilion, St Emilion Grand Cru, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, which is further divided into "A" (Ausone and Cheval Blanc) and "B" (including Angélus, Canon, Figeac and a handful of others). To ensure better accuracy, the classification is redone every 10 years enabling certain châteaux to be upgraded or downgraded depending on on the quality of their more recent vintages.

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