Chateau Figeac Saint Emilion 2009
|Region||France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion|
"The aromas in this are amazing with blueberries, blackberries and fresh mushrooms. Black olives. So aromatic. Full-bodied with super velvety tannins and lovely depth of ripe fruit. Balanced. Wild flavors on the finish of meat, berries and forest fruits. Hints of decadence. Equal parts of cabernet franc, merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Best Figeac ever." James Suckling 98 points Drink 2023-40
Really fabulous on the nose, with sweet milk chocolate, flowers, currant and plum. Full-bodied, with incredible length. The tannins are so silky, but they are warm and cuddly. You just want to hug it. Powerful but so attractive. The blend is one third each of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Barrel sample. This is relatively light, with freshness over the bright spicy acidity. The wine dances almost, with its wood element well integrated. A delicious final freshness, but certainly not weighty.