37 % Merlot, 32 % Cabernet Franc, 31 % Cabernet Sauvignon, pH 3.7, Alkohol 13.9 vol%, Lese vom 04.09 - 01.10.20. Tiefes Purpur mit opaker Mitte und zartem rubinrotem Rand. Ein delikates Parfüm umschmeichelt die Nase mit frisch gepflückter Waldhimbeere, roter Kirschsaft und verführerisches Veilchenparfüm. Im zweiten Ansatz weißer Kampotpfeffer, Nelkenköpfe und Lakritze. Am royalen Gaumen mit seidiger Textur, fleischige Extraktfülle, magisch balancierte Rasse und perfekt modellierter Körper. Im konzentrierten Finale ein Feuerwerk mit Alpenheidelbeere, Graphitnoten und einer Adstringenz, die völlig ausgeglichen und in perfekter Balance ist. "Killing me softly" beschreibt diese anmutige Diva als Lied perfekt! Im nicht enden wollenden Rückaroma Kirschfrucht und dunkle Mineralik in grandioser Symbiose! Must-Have!
The 2020 Figeac is the finest wine that has been bottled to date at this estate since its renaissance began a decade ago. Wafting from the glass with aromas of blackberries and raspberries mingled with cigar wrapper, pencil shavings, licorice and black truffles, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with a suave, harmonious profile, vibrant acids, and beautifully refined structuring tannins. This sapid, complex wine represents the essence of this great terroir. Two years after extensive soil studies of the estate were carried out, and the first growing season to see cover crops used in the vineyards year-round, the 2020 benefited from more coherently demarcated parcels and more precise élevage, which taken together help to account for its edge over the excellent 2019.
The 2020 Figeac was picked from September 4 to October 1 and underwent vinification free of SO2. Deep purple in color, it is initially backward and sultry on the nose, necessitating 60 minutes before it really opens. It then reveals intense scents of cranberry, raspberry and touches of cassis intermingling with white pepper. Given that the Cabernets comprise 63% of the blend, this has a typical Left Bank personality but with Right Bank precocity. The palate conveys a sense of vibrancy and vigor on the entry, a dash of black pepper and allspice mingling with the mélange of red and black fruit. The tannins are satin-like in texture, and there’s dark berry fruit and hints of pencil lead and black truffle shavings toward the Pomerol-like finish. This is a magnificent Figeac from head winemaker Frédéric Faye and his team. This sample really came into its own 2–3 hours after opening.
This is a really sophisticated young wine with tobacco, crushed stone, currants and dark chocolate on the nose, following through to a medium to full body with intense yet linear tannins and a spicy, fresh finish. Some cloves and black pepper. Graphite at the end. Very long. 37% merlot, 32% cabernet franc and 31% cabernet sauvignon.
Chateau Figeac | 33330 Saint-Emilion | Frankreich
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Chateau Figeac, 1st Great Classified Growth of Saint-Emilion, offers the elegance and the refinement of the greatest Bordeaux wines. The estate’s location is remarkable, as are its outstanding terroir and its history, which is inextricably linked to that of Saint-Emilion. Its origins date back to the 2nd century AD and the FIGEACUS family, who gave the estate its name. The Manoncourt family, which has owned the estate for over 120 years, has shaped the unique character of the CHATEAU-FIGEAC of today.