Figeac 2011

RegionBordeaux
SubregionSt Emilion
ColourRed
TypeStill

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Tasting Notes

This lighter-bodied St.-Emilion exhibits an attractive dark plum/ruby color, no herbaceousness and an interesting bouquet of forest floor, black cherries and spice. A finesse-styled 2011 with good purity and no defects except the vintage's lack of flesh, concentration and depth. Nevertheless, this is a good effort that should drink well in 2-3 years and last for 10-12.

Score: 87Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (212), April 2014

Tasted in Bordeaux from an ex-château bottle, the 2011 Figeac has a healthy deep garnet hue. The nose is quite vibrant and well defined with blackberry, briary and a touch of graphite, though not as much as I remember showing out of barrel. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, crisp in the mouth with a fine line of acidity. This actually surpasses my expectations. It has a natural sensibility, offering attractive blackberry and cranberry fruit, a sprig of mint, with a breezy, unpretentious finish that suits this down to the ground. You could almost broach this now, unusual for Figeac,, but suffice to say it will offer a decade's worth of drinking pleasure, possibly more. Drink: 2016 - 2030

Score: 90Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (226), August 2016

An equal blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon picked from 6th September until the 27th September. It offers the estate's typical Left Bank, leafy bouquet with touches of pencil lead inflecting the broody dark fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with firm, rigid tannins on the entry. It is a little disjointed but the Cabernet appears to be ripe although the finish is a little austere and needs to develop more expressive Merlot. Maybe it will improve with bottle age? Tasted April 2012.

Score: 88/90Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2012

This is excellent with juicy fruit, chocolate and blackberries. Full and silky. Big surprise for the vintage

Score: 90/91James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2012

The freshness on the nose is backed by some sweeter richer flavours. Red fruits seem to dominate but behind there is black fruited power and this combined with rounded tannins gives richness and depth on the finish.

Score: 89/92Derek Smedley MW, April 2012

The least Merlot-led of the top St Emilions, this is correspondingly firm and structured in 2011. It's dense and quite chewy with notes of graphite and black plums and fairly backward, dry tannins. My feeling is that the wine could do with a little more fruit sweetness, but this may emerge as the tannins soften in barrel. 10+ years.

Score: 92Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com, April 2012

Subtle and understated. Remains within the bounds of the vintage. Medium-bodied and fresh. Elegant but will be too lean for some. Drink 2018-2028.

Score: 17James Lawther MW, Decanter.com, April 2012

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