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Chateau Figeac (Futures Pre-sale) 2011

Chateau Figeac (Futures Pre-sale) 2011

Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Pre-sale:
ships after 06/01/15
Price: $119.00
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The 2012 vintage is available for: $76.99
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Item No. 117566
  • WS95
  • WE95
  • JS94
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Winemaker's Notes

Chateau-Figeac's hallmark characteristics of elegance, freshness and harmony are recognised the whole world over. Already pleasant in its youth, Figeac gradually reveals its complexity over time to offer a wide range of sensations in the glass and always moments of great thrill and emotion.

Critical Acclaim

"A reticent, muscular style, with lots of macerated dark currant and plum notes and ample briary grip cutting through on the finish. This has depth and heft and needs some time to stretch out fully.
Barrel Sample: 92-95 Points"
95 Points

"A rich, smooth and velvety wine, this has richness and weight along with delicious acidity. There is a good depth of texture and structure along with a ripe feel.
Barrel Sample: 93-95 Points"
95 Points

"A like the quality of the tannins in this with plenty of subtle berry and chocolate character. Full body, with a lovely acidity. Wonderful length to it. This is really pretty.
Barrel Sample: 93-94 Points"
94 Points

"Deep ruby. Ripe, aromatic nose of dark berries, licorice and flowers, complicated by a mineral nuance. Spice and pepper notes complement cassis and minerals on the palate, with a whiff of blood orange adding lift. This youthfully tight wine finishes long and firm but not dry.
Barrel Sample: 89-92 Points"
92 Points

Learn About Chateau Figeac Map ItMap It

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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