10th of 12. A lovely wine. Initial classic cedar on nose but quickly evolves into a mature smooth wine with smokey leather, plum and damson fruit. Well rounded, fills the mouth with flavour. Balanced and long finish. Drunk with cheese platter, good. 4/5
I was really surprised - much much better than lowly CT score suggests (what are they drinking?). An excellent Figeac with both freshness and fruit concentration - no greenness in sight and distinctive nose of cedar and tobacco. In fact, I highly recommend this.
This is a buy on seeing wine & is now really a magnificent bottle. We decanted for about an hour and really the wine needed about 30 minutes minimum. Well developed with lovely tobacco, earthy notes, light cedar. Very much alive and vibrant, good evolution of the fruit, silky tannin. A beautiful wine. 94-95 and drink now but will last.
Bye Bye Timmy (Convivial - Washington, D.C.): Delicious wine with lots of old school Bordeaux character. Nice green pepper, dark fruit, graphite, and smoke flavors mingling together. Palate was in a good spot with good balance. Probably wanted a bit more from this wine, but it was really good nonetheless.
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(Chateau Figeac St Emilion) A really nice nose here, displaying some almondy, nutty complexity. A fine impact on the palate, showing a very rounded and complete structure with a backbone of fine tannins and ample acidity. A stylishly composed wine, quite firmly held together, rounding out really well on the finish, with attractive red fruit flavours. This is excellent.
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