2009 - Ch La Tour Figeac Grand Cru Classé St Emilion
06A9TFIG _ 2009 - Ch La Tour Figeac Grand Cru Classé St Emilion - 12x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château de la Tour Figeac
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2016 - 2028
Case size
12x75cl
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2009 CH LA TOUR FIGEAC GRAND CRU CLASSÉ ST EMILION - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château de la Tour Figeac
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2016 - 2028
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £572.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2010,
    Score: 91-93

    An annual favourite, the 2009 Tour Figeac balances the richness of the vintage with notable freshness. Sweet red plum dressed by brown sugar and zesty spice fill out its broad palate.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, February 2012,
    Score: 93

    The finest wine yet made by this estate run by Stephane Derenoncourt’s wife, Christine, this blend of 78% Merlot and 22% Cabernet Franc tips the scales at 14+% alcohol. It exhibits copious aromas of blueberries, raspberries, asphalt, truffles, charcoal and a hint of graphite. Full-bodied and powerful with low acidity, excellent freshness and precision, and deep, glycerin-imbued, high octane flavors, the vintage’s tell-tale voluptuousness and opulence are nicely wedded to a sense of freshness and delineation. Drink this beautiful St.-Emilion over the next two decades. Drink: 2012 - 2032

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2010,
    Score: 91-93

    Stephane Derenoncourt consults and his wife Christine direct this property, which is a 35-acre vineyard not far from Cheval Blanc near the Pomerol side of the St.-Emilion appellation. As far as the technical information, yields were 32 hectoliters per hectare, and the wine hit 14% natural alcohol in the final blend of 78% Merlot and 22% Cabernet Franc. This is certainly one of the top two or three wines I have ever tasted from this estate. Dense blue/plum-colored, with notes of blueberry, black raspberry, cherry, and currants, the wine displays some graphite, charcoal, and incense in a full-bodied, rich, silky, even voluptuous style, with oodles of fruit, concentration, and power, but wonderful freshness, which is again the paradoxical aspect of this vintage - massive concentration, but impressive freshness and elegance. (Tasted two times.)

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2010,
    Score: 17

    Concentrated and gourmand in style. Really exuberant fruit. Firm but fine tannins. Good balance and length. Potentially a very enjoyable wine. Drink 2014-2024.

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2010,
    Score: 88-91

    Blueberry and cream pie aromas, yet subtle and aromatic. Medium- to full-bodied, with lovely integrated tannins and a long finish. Polished.

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Producer

Château de la Tour Figeac

Like its Médoc cousin (in name alone), Chateau La Tour Figeac in St Emilion was named after a now ghost tower which had dwelled on the premises. The renowned Stéphane Derenoncourt is their consulting oenologist who has helped contribute to this property's reputation - and growing fan base.

Region

St Emilion

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.