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2009 Château Figeac

St-Emilion, 1er grand cru classé (B)
(OWC)

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PRICE:
$2,748.00 per Case of Bottles

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
1 case of Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Even in this super-ripe vintage Figeac retains its usual red bell pepper aroma (from the cabernet sauvignon grape) and that adds a light touch to the opulent fruit cake and spice character. The full fine tannins beautifully support the rich palate and make the finish very long and plush. A great 2009! Drink or hold." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 03/06/2019)

Rating: 97


"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." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2012)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2017-2035


"The medium garnet colored 2009 Figeac features a very pretty perfume of rose hip tea, lilacs and cinnamon stick over a core of red and black currant preserves plus hints of dried herbs and sweaty saddles. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers bags of savory fruit layers with plenty of floral sparks, framed by rounded tannins, finishing on a earthy note." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue
(WA, 03/14/2019)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2020-2040


"The 2009 Figeac has an attractive bouquet with black cherries, boysenberry jam, hints of fig and crushed stone, the Cabernet component less expressive than other vintages (as has always been the case.) The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin. It seems to have lost a bit of its puppy fat compared to two or three years ago, but retains a silky smooth texture and very composed and quite persistent finish. Very classy. Tasted at BI Wines & Spirits' annual Ten Year On tasting." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 03/14/2019)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2023-2040


"Red-ruby. Aromas of redcurrant and plum are complicated by gravel, tobacco, wild herbs and cedar. Lush, suave and seamless, with noteworthy energy and a restrained sweetness to the fine-grained flavors of red fruits, tobacco and herbs. Insinuating tobacco and cedar notes perfume the mouth as the wine opens in the glass. Very firm wine, finishing with noble, edge-free tannins, lingering spiciness and sneaky length. Quite ripe for Figeac but without any excesses." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 07/01/2012)

Rating: 93


"Blackish purple. Wild and distinctive on the nose. Much firmer than its peers with marked acidity and lack of sweetness. It may well outlast any other 2009 St-Émilion. Sui generis and even a bit of Cabernet Sauvignon cassis." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 03/06/2019)

Rating: 17++
Drink from: 2022-2040


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