Herbal licorice, new wood, vanilla, cedar, and a hint of spice box all are in the nose, but in the mouth this wine is cracking up, losing its fruit and becoming increasingly desiccated/austere. The tannin kicks in, and the fruit seems to be fading quickly. This was once a delicious but never outstanding example that needed to be drunk up 4 or 5 years ago. Last tasted, 12/02. *** Fully mature, this herb, licorice, smoky, jammy, berry-scented wine reveals smooth, fruitcake-like flavors, velvety tannin, and low acidity. Some alcohol is noticeable in the atypically hot finish. The wine is at the end of its plateau of maturity, and is best drunk over the next several years before the fruit fades and the alcohol becomes more noticeable. Anticipated maturity: Now. Last tasted 11/96.
Chateau Figeac is a highly rated wine production estate based in the Saint Emilion region of Bordeaux, France. The primary wine Chateau Figeac is classified as Premier Grand Cru Classe (B) as per the official classification of Saint Emilion wine.
Although Chateau Figeac is a prominent right bank wine, many describe it as having the characteristics of fine wines from the Medoc and Graves, most likely due to the grape selection. Chateau Figeac contains around 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Cabernet Franc and 30% Merlot; whereas most Saint Emilion wines have a higher percentage of Merlot, this elite fine wine is far more balanced.
Chateau Figeac is the largest winery in Saint Emilion, spanning around 40 hectares of pure vineyards, and the annual production of its primary wine is around 10,000 cases. The estate also has a second wine in production since 1945 labeled La Grange Nueve de Figeac.
Premier Grand Cru Classe (B)
Saint Emilion/Right Bank
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