2018 Chateau Figeac Saint-Emilion

$249.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
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A unique vineyard dating back to Roman times, this historic estate delivers again and again. The heavy percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon here gives this wine its rich structure and regal feel. 
 “This is pretty gorgeous, with velvety texture that lets nearly exotic cassis, plum and blackberry fruit reduction flavors roll through. Has a beautiful bass line of warm earth and smoldering tobacco notes all while keeping its sensational mouthfeel. The encore on the finish makes you realize this is the serious gourmet stuff. One of the highlights of the vintage.”-WS 
This is our type of St. Emilion, exotic and wild with enough of a wry smile to make you follow. Buy a few bottles and be willingly lead astray.  

NOTE: PRE-ARRIVAL; PAYMENT IS DUE NOW; WINES ARRIVE IN SUMMER/FALL 2021

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Michel Rolland
Vintage:
2018
Aging:
18 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 100% new
Country of Origin:
France
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
St. Emilion Premiere Grand Cru Classe
Total Varietal Composition %:
38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 26% Cabernet Franc
Score Wine Advocate:
91
SKU #:
1039508
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Wine Spectator

This is pretty gorgeous, with velvety texture that lets nearly exotic cassis, plum and blackberry fruit reduction flavors roll through. Has a beautiful bass line of warm earth and smoldering tobacco notes all while keeping its sensational mouthfeel. The encore on the finish makes you realize this is the serious gourmet stuff. One of the highlights of the vintage.

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James Suckling

This shows wonderful precision and focus with dark-berry, tobacco, and blueberry character. Full-bodied, tight and vivid. Solid and structured. Really powerful for Figeac. The real new style here of Figeac that harkens back to

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Wine Advocate

The 2018 Figeac is composed of 37% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Cabernet Franc, harvested September 17 to October 12 with a 3.7 pH and 14% alcohol. Deep purple-black in color, it charges out of the gate with vivacious black and red cherries, cassis, warm plums and wild blueberries scents plus fragrant hints of violets, star anise, tilled soil and forest floor with wafts of Ceylon tea and chocolate box. Full-bodied and jam-packed with energetic, crunchy black and blue fruits, it has a rock-solid, firm, grainy frame and loads of bright, refreshing sparks lifting the dense layers on the very long, savory finish. Wow—the Cabernet really makes itself known this vintage, and it is good. The signature of this wine is so clear, so defined, that this is a Bordeaux wine without peers. In my view, this is the finest Figeac ever produced.