Chateau Petit Figeac
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Product Code: 10064
A great introduction to the premium wines of St Émillion. This is ready to drink as are the majority of wines from the Bordeaux 2007 vintage.
Château Figeac, a Premier Grand Cru Classé, is one of the most important and largest St Émilion estates, dating back at least as far as the 2nd century AD. It lies in the northwest of the appellation alongside Cheval Blanc in what’s known as the ‘Graves de Saint Émilion’. Figeac belonged to the same family for 500 years until the 19th Century when much of the estate was sold off. The current family bought it in 1892 and since 1947 it has been run by Thierry Manoncourt who has managed to buy back some of the former parts of the estate.
Set in the heart of St Émilion alongside Cheval Blanc, the wines of Petit Figeac are often considered the ‘most Mèdoc of St Émilions’. This is due to the gravelly soil (rather than clay) in this part of the appellation. This means that Château Figeac uses completely different proportions of grape varieties to other St Émilion producers: 70% Cabernet (half Cabernet Franc, half Cabernet Sauvignon) and only 30% Merlot.
Crafted to be a stylistic introduction to Figeac itself, Petit Figeac is a micro-cuvée blend coming from some of Chateau Figeac’s best parcels. This exceptional wine encapsulates the unique style of Figeac’s Cabernets, combined with a touch of Merlot, ensuring a silky texture thanks to a very gentle barrel ageing in French oak.
Region/Terroir: Saint Émilion Grand Cru
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon (30%), Merlot (20%), Cabernet Franc (50%).
Alcohol: 13.5% VOL
Cellaring potential: Stunning wine now and remarkable value, it will continue to improve for at least another 7-10 years.
Our tasting notes: This elegant, stylish and forward St Émilion shows a dark ruby colour and enticing aromas of mint, forest fruitcake, black cherries, and blue berries. Subtle, with silky tannins and a seductive, fruit-loaded style, it can be enjoyed over the next 5-8 years.
A nose of plums & damsons with a hedonistic musk and the palate is marked with smooth tannins, glycerous rich fruit and perfectly balanced acidity — and it has a very very long finish! Superb in all respects.
This is definitively not a second wine and is considered to be close behind the Grand Vin itself — at about a third of the price! Great St Émillion.
Product Code: 10064