More Vintages and Sizes of Figeac:
International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 163
(a very moderate 13.5% alcohol for the vintage): Red-ruby. Aromas of redcurrant and plum are complicated by gravel, tobacco, wild herbs and cedar. Lush, suave and seamless, with noteworthy energy and a restrained sweetness to the fine-grained flavors of red fruits, tobacco and herbs. Insinuating tobacco and cedar notes perfume the mouth as the wine opens in the glass. Very firm wine, finishing with noble, edge-free tannins, lingering spiciness and sneaky length. Quite ripe for Figeac but without any excesses.
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Author: Julia Harding MW
Fabulous fruit - a little exotic, pure and dark. Cassis and cedary freshness too. So inviting. The tenderest of tannins, just the right amount of flesh and fine, elegant tannins. This was my coup de coeur of the tasting. (JH)
Author: James Molesworth
Distinctive, with atypical (for St.-Emilion) force and drive to the black currant, roasted cedar and maduro tobacco flavors, which are supported by a dense, loam-tinged structure. Terrific roasted espresso, ganache and fig paste notes wait in reserve. Very muscular, but with the cut for balance.
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 08/02/2012
This is another amazing 2009 Bordeaux. I'm a left bank fan but this St. Emilion exhibits dark black currants and coffee. Everything is well balanced. The long finish will surprise.
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