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2010 Ch. Figeac, St Emilion

Ch. Figeac, St Emilion
Following on from last year’s marvel, Figeac has done it again. A huge, brooding beast below the surface, it is almost impenetrable with a dark red/black colour and a viscosity to match. Having said that, this does not take anything away from the wine, it is incredible! Super-fine tannins, a sweet, silky, velvet-like mouthfeel, this has amazing complexity and a vibrancy that takes your breath away. It might even be better than 2009, if that’s possible. This should be a Right Bank First Growth. Brilliant.
(Simon Staples, BBR Fine Wine Director)Château Figeac


BBR Decanter Jancis Tim Atkin Wine Spectator
18.5/20 18.5/20 16.5+/20 97 93 - 96/100
Ch. Figeac, St Emilion

As it was in 2009, this is one of the top reds on the Right Bank. I only hope the price is a little more sensible, after last year’s miscalculation. The Cabernet Sauvignon at the core of the wine is what makes it so special, giving it rigour and structure for the Merlot and Cabernet Franc to adorn. On second tasting, the wine was even better:
fine, grassy, yet concentrated.
(Tim Atkin MW, www.timatkin.com, May 2011)
 


 



BBR Decanter Jancis Tim Atkin Wine Spectator
18.5/20 18.5/20 16.5+/20 97 93 - 96/100
Ch. Figeac, St Emilion
This is a Figeac wine with plenty of substance but still elegant and fresh in style. Dense, lively, expressive fruit. Firm but fine tannins. Great length.
(James Lawther MW- Decanter – Apr 2011)

BBR Decanter Jancis Tim Atkin Wine Spectator
18.5/20 18.5/20 16.5+/20 97 93 - 96/100
Ch. Figeac, St Emilion
High-toned minerality on the nose. Lots of appetising sap and savour. Loose and round and easy peasy. Attractive in that it’s not overdone; possibly a chance missed in that it’s just slightly slack. Or possibly it’s Figeac..! Ah. That last phrase was written when I tasted this blind and it's true that this potentially great wine rarely shows well en primeur. Hence the hopeful double plus after the score. Though its gravel soils will not have done the wine any favours in this exceptionally dry vintage.
(Jancis Robinson MW- jancis robinson.com April 2011)

BBR Decanter Jancis Tim Atkin Wine Spectator
18.5/20 18.5/20 16.5+/20 97 93 - 96/100
Ch. Figeac, St Emilion
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 élevage.
(James Molesworth – The Wine Spectator – Top Scoring Bordeaux 2010 – 31 Mar 2011)

BBR Decanter Jancis Tim Atkin Wine Spectator
18.5/20 18.5/20 16.5+/20 97 93 - 96/100
Ch. Figeac, St Emilion
Product: 7706
Maturity: Drink 2020-2050 (For laying down)
Vintage: 2010
Origin: France » Bordeaux » St-Emilion Map of the region
Producer: Château Figeac
Grape Variety: Cab.Sauvignon Blend
Style: Medium-Full Bodied, Dry, 14% alcohol
Closure Type: Cork
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BBR Decanter Jancis Tim Atkin Wine Spectator
18.5/20 18.5/20 16.5+/20 97 93 - 96/100
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