Château Figeac, 2009

RRP £17

Figeac is a rising star in Bordeaux right now, or rather a renascent one, as it has a long and honourable history, and a noble terroir. 2009 was the last vintage that long-time owner Thierry Manoncourt lived to see harvested. There have since been lots of changes, and this wine, while it has wonderful breed, doesn’t quite have the exquisite completeness of more recent vintages of Figeac under managing director Frédéric Faye (think 2015, 2016, and 2017). The spicy, heady bouquet is ever so slightly lacking in definition, with nonetheless appealing savoury, animal notes. It has a welcome fresh vein drawing you in to taste. On the palate, the aristocratic terroir glimpses through the powerful vintage. Heat is apparent, but tamed, reined in. The wine has a long presence on the palate, with freshness maintained in counterpoise to the heat.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Dry

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Alcohol

13.5%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2022 - 2037

Origin

Country

France

Region

Bordeaux

Sub-region

St Emilion & Pomerol

Area

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru AOP

Tasting Information

Name of Tasting

Bordeaux 2009

Type of Tasting

Tasting feature

Blind

No

Tasted by

Ella Lister

UK Stockist

Davy's Wine Merchants

Global Stockist

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