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12 x Chateau Figeac 2014, 1er Grand Cru Classé B

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Case Size: x 0.75. Our 2014 vintage expresses the unique character of the FIGEAC terroir. It reveals precision, harmony and elegance. It displays a superb depth of colours and an intense nose of red berry and spices. On the palate, the wine is both lively and harmonious. The entry on the palate is clean, developing with volume on the mid-plate, bringing an unctuous mouth-feel. The finish is fresh, powerful and fruity. The texture of the tannins shows amazing finesses and minerality, reflecting the quality of the Cabernets in this vintage.

  • VINTAGE: 2014

    GRAPE: 40 % Merlot, 28 % Cabernet franc, 32 % Cabernet Sauvignon

    ORIGIN: France - Bordeaux

    TASTE PROFILE: Robust Red - Powerful & Bold

    DELICIOUS WITH: Beef, Lamb, Game, Poultry

    SERVING TEMPERATURE:16 to 18°C

    IDEAL FOR: Dinner, Romantic dinner, Special occasion, Impress

    SIZE: 0.75

    EXPERT RATINGS: 96 - James Suckling

    THE STORY: In Roman times, the estate belonged to a family called Figeacus, whose main villa stood on the site of the present château. Traces of the original pipework remain. The Roman remains are currently being studied using infrared photography. The name of the estate and that of the town of Figeac (in the Lot) would appear to have the same origin. The town of Figeac grew up close to the river Lot. There are still a number of small doors and windows from the Middle Ages in the right wing of the château, dating from around 1000. It was early in the 18th century that winegrowing really began at Figeac, under the aegis of the Marquis de Carle. His son, Elie, known as "The Knight of the Vines", became one of the pioneers of the winegrowing revolution in the Libourne area, on which the great prestige of the vineyards of St. Emilion is founded. He aimed the grands vins of Figeac at a select clientele living mainly in northern France. Exemplary care was taken with this thriving vineyard; the wines proved very successful and were very expensive.

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