2013 Ch. Figeac, St Emilion
The estate with Michel Rolland now consulting alongside their ability to listen to the market (a rare trait these days in Bordeaux) have produced one of the unsung successes of the vintage. The wine is deep crimson in colour with a rich blackberry and bramble note on the nose. Lovely ball of black raspberry fruit on the mid palate that dissipates effortlessly into silky tannins and length. Lovely textural quality. Elegant density. Lovely in 10 + years.
Stuart Rae – Private Account Manager
Deep crimson coloured, with lots of red and blue fruit on the nose. 100% new oak but you would be hard pressed to tell, such is the perfect integration already. 50% Cabernet Sauvignon lends a lovely cassis note to the palate, with seamless tannins adding structure. This is a triumph for a tricky vintage.
Fergus Stewart - Private Account Manager
Figeac’s unusual terroir of volcanic gravel that was deposited there from the Massif Central during the ice age, is the reason for a high level of Cabernet in the blend. In 2013 the blend has even more Cabernet then usual and the result is stunning. Darkly coloured in the glass with a hugely aromatic note of intense pure blackcurrants and white spice, this is a tense wine with fresh acidity. A streamlined purity lifts the wine with layers of blackcurrants, leather, sweet cranberries and a granitic purity in the midcore. Brilliant. Final blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc.
Fine Wine Team
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