Chateau Figeac 1982

Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

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Item No. 6303
  • red wine
  • WS93
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2011
  • WE94
  • JS94
  • WS92
  • 2008
  • WE94
  • ST91
  • CG90
  • 2007
  • WE92
  • ST89
  • 2006
  • WE94
  • WS91
  • CG91
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Winemaker's Notes

1982 was a superb vintage for St. Emilion. This wine was aged in new French oak barrels and consists of approximately 30% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon. Chateau Figeac has one of the highest proportions of Cabernet - and especially Cabernet Sauvignon - of any wine in the appellation. It can be a satisfying drink even when relatively young, thanks to the considerable quality of the Merlots, but the high percentage of varieties with strong ageing potential means that it also lives up to collectors' expectations.

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In Roman times, the estate belonged to a family called Figeacus, whose main villa stood on the site of the present chateau. 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...

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Learn About St-Emilion

(saint eh-meel-YOHN) Medieval Village, Modern Wine A region named after the charming, quaint historical town in Bordeaux, St-Émilion is situated on the right bank of Bordeaux. It's grapes of choice are Merlot and Cabernet Franc (called Bouchet on the right bank). The region has its own classification system, updated and revised every few years. Two of the hottest chateaux...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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