Chateau La Tour Figeac Saint Emilion 2010
|Region||France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion|
|Brand||Chateau La Tour Figeac|
Barrel sample. 92-94 An elegant wine, its perfumed Cabernet Franc flavors giving the wine shape, some density and fine tannins. It is showing delicious berry fruits, followed by a fresh, juicy aftertaste.
A solid, fleshy style, with ganache and tobacco up front, followed by ample layers of plum sauce, steeped fig and dark currant preserves. A ganache edge lingers nicely through the finish, with a tarry echo as well. There's power to this, but ultimately the wine has purity at its core. Best from 2015 through 2030. 4,000 cases made.
The alcohol is more modest at 14% than many other St.-Emilions, but the wine displays a sumptuous personality, with loamy, sandy soil notes interwoven with black currant, blueberry and sweet cherry, some floral nuances and a touch of toasty oak. It is a rich, full-bodied wine with moderate tannin. Give it several years of cellaring and drink it over the following 15 or more years.