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.
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.
Refined, Elegant and Long
By merlot10400939, November 08, 2009
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.
Average rating: 4.00(2 ratings)