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2005 Chateau Figeac Saint-Emilion (half bottle)

Winery: Chateau Figeac
Style: Red Wine
Varietal: Merlot
Region: Bordeaux
Size: 375 ml
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SKU# A05-187

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: 90 points

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Owing to its large percentage of Cabernet, Figeac can be a bit tougher than the wines of its neighboring estates, but the ripeness of 2005 affords it more suppleness than normal and a silky, almost seductive manner. Deep, but never overly ripe, it shows a certain charm and finesse even if young and moderately tannic, and, while it is surprisingly approachable for a young Figeac, it will develop famously for some time.
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Good full medium ruby. The nose offers blackcurrant, licorice, graphite, violet, minerals and exotic spices. Broad, suave and fine-grained on the palate, with fleshy but sharply focused flavors of currant, minerals and tobacco. Finishes classically dry and very long. This is St. Emilion with Pauillac and Graves qualities-and a superb vintage for this chateau, whose wine is easy to underrate in the early going.

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5.0 of 5 Stars Refined, Elegant and Long
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Good Color, sophisticated aromatics, lovely fruit aromas, lovely weight, with elegance, in perfect harmony and balance. No overtly noticable oak, The wine has a focused core of lovely flavors around a long finish with refined tannins. The fruit flavors are delicate, showing a degree of complexity already. Gorgeous medium weight wine.

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4.0 of 5 Stars Average rating: 4.00(2 ratings)