2011 Figeac

Figeac

91Average Score
Red
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Scores & Notes
Average Score
91
Critic Notes

A like the quality of the tannins in this with plenty of subtle berry and chocolate character. Full body, with a lovely acidity. Wonderful length to it. This is really pretty. jamessuckling.com

Score: 93-94/100James Suckling

From a blend of one third each of the two Cabernets and Merlot and at a very respectable 13.5% alcohol 2011 Figeac is a lovely wine. Sweet blue fruit on the nose: cassis, blackberry. it is firmly structured, sappy and fresh and with a lovely inner perfume. Abundant fine tannin. Juicy and fresh. Really excellent.

Score: 17.5-/20FINE+RARE

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. Decanter.com

Score: 17-/20Decanter

Black cherry crimson. Floral dark fruit on the nose and palate. Warm bricks too. A little medicinal. Pretty chewy but not tough like so many. Much more complete and well balanced. Freshness well integrated too. Well done! Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com

Score: 17-/20Jancis Robinson

Tasted in Bordeaux from an ex-chateau 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. Tasted July 2016. Aug 2016, www.robertparker.com

Score: 90-/100Neal Martin

With equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, the wine reached 13% alcohol. Aged in 100% new oak, forest floor, stone, red berry and leafy aromas open to a medium-bodied, tannic, red berry-dominated St. Emilion. There is some dryness in the kirsch finish. theWineCellarInsider.com

Score: 88-90/100Jeff Leve

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. Wine Advocate.April, 2014

Score: 87-/100Robert Parker
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Emilion
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Emilion
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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