Chateau Figeac 2009
Web Price: $392.00
Chateau Figeac is a Premier Grand Cru Classe B in the St. Emillion classification of 2012-13. The vineyard is unusual, in that it tends to be gravel based, without the clay and sand found in many other St. Emillion vineyards. In addition, the wine is unusual, in that it is made up of 35% Cabernet Sauvignon 35% Cabernet Franc and the balance Merlot, which is not at all a common blend. The percentage of both Cabernet grapes are far higher than is normally seen in St. Emillion.
One result of the "cepage" is that the wines of Chateau Figeac tend to age very well, while also being rich and elegant. The 2009 is an exceptional wine, with average ratings of 95 points. Wine Spectator gave the wine 96 points. The wine is medium bodied, fresh, supple and soft in texture, offering fresh black cherry, herbs, minerality and earthy scents. Generous for Figeac, the wine ends with soft, fresh, pure, black raspberry and cherry notes.