2009 Figeac

Figeac

95Average Score
Red
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Scores & Notes
Average Score
95
Critic Notes

So much forest fruit, fresh mushrooms and sweet tobacco. Complex. Full body and very polished, velvety tannins. A long and flavorful finish. Still tight. A big and rich wine. Needs five to six years more. But impressive to taste already. Feb 2017, www.jamessuckling.com

Score: 96-/100James Suckling

Figeac to a T - long, fresh and distinctly Médocain in style. Fragrant, cassis-dark fruit aroma and flavour. Pure and exact, no false notes. Drink 2018-2040. Decanter.com

Score: 18.5-/20Decanter

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. Best from 2017 through 2035. James Molesworth, WineSpectator.com

Score: 96-/100Wine Spectator

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. Julia Harding, jancisrobinson.com

Score: 18-/20Jancis Robinson

Tasted at the Chateau Figeac vertical at the property and two or three times over the subsequent 12 months. The 2009 Figeac has shown very variably in the past, although my last encounter in 2013 was very positive. How about now? The 2009 seems to have closed down a little since I last tasted it: gravelly and smoky, what you might describe as austere for the vintage. Stylistically it is actually similar to the 2008 Figeac with an appealing savory entry, grainy tannin, a pinch of black pepper and a slightly clipped, but focused finish. This is one of the few Right Bank wines whereby the terroir is more expressive than the growing season, so it will appeal to those that appreciate the style of Figeac, though not necessarily to those that prefer the voluptuousness of the 2009s. Additionally, comparing it directly to the 2010, I suspect that it might not have quite as much longevity as the succeeding vintage. That said, this is still a knockout Saint Emilion that is going to bestow a lot of drinking pleasure over the years. Tasted July 2016. Aug 2016, www.robertparker.com

Score: 94-/100Neal Martin
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Emilion
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
13.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Emilion
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
13.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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