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Chateau Figeac St. Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe 2020 - Case of Six

Château Figeac St. Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé 2020 - Case of Six

£936.00

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Vintage:
2020
Wine Code:
6014
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'This delivers concentration and intensity, a ton of black fruits, definitely Cabernet dominated in terms of fruit, and its slightly serious character, with a whoosh of juice on the finish. An extremely elegant and controlled wine, with savoury bilberry and loganberry, then peony and tobacco leaf as it opens. Tannins are finely layered but there are a lot of them. Not an exuberant Figeac, but this is rarely a wine that rushes out to seduce, it takes its time and has ageing potential in spades. The gravel soils in the drought of the summer meant the grapes slowed their ripening process, although only the youngest vines suffered blockages, and that combined with the high Cabernet component of Figeac means lower alcohols than the past few years, giving a classic balance and a feeling of effortless success. 75% of the production went into the first wine. Harvest September 4 to October 1, a full five weeks. Their final yield here was around 37hl/ha, (higher than in 2019 at Figeac, which was 34hl/ha). As with on the Left Bank, the Cabernet Sauvignons were the lowest yield (30hl/ha), with tiny berries so had to be careful with the extraction. First vintage in the new cellars.' - Jane Anson, Decanter

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Critics Scores:

- Neal Martin: 96-98
- James Suckling: 97-98
- Lisa Perotti-Brown MW: 96-98+
- Jane Anson: 96

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