2008 Figeac Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WE 93
  • JS 92
  • W&S 92
  • IWC 91
  • NM 91
  • WA 90

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WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, April 2011
In this smoky black currant- and damson-flavored wine the tannins have a firm chewy structure derived from the Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. With the final lip-smacking acidity this should age impressively. - R.V.
JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, June 2016
So much truffle, leaf and autumnal character on the nose. Medium to full body, firm and silky. Bright acidity. Needs some time still to open. But lively and pretty. Drink in 2020.
W&S 92
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, October 2014
The 99 acres of vines at Figeac, near the Pomerol border, are made up of 35 percent cabernet sauvignon, 35 percent franc and 30 percent merlot. The significant proportion of cabernet gives the wine a muscularity that sets... The 99 acres of vines at Figeac, near the Pomerol border, are made up of 35 percent cabernet sauvignon, 35 percent franc and 30 percent merlot. The significant proportion of cabernet gives the wine a muscularity that sets it apart from many St-Emilions. Even so, this 2010 is generous and perfumed with bright red fruit, cossetted by black-velvet tannins. There’s sweetness to those tannins, along with a savory tobacco note. This is balanced for years of evolution in bottle.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2011
Good deep red-ruby. Aromas of blackcurrant bitter cherry and licorice. A dense penetrating midweight with a strong core of acidity giving shape and grip to its dark fruit and mineral flavors. Minerals and sweet fruit... Good deep red-ruby. Aromas of blackcurrant bitter cherry and licorice. A dense penetrating midweight with a strong core of acidity giving shape and grip to its dark fruit and mineral flavors. Minerals and sweet fruit flavors carry through on the long suave gripping finish. Classic uncompromisingly dry claret with firm but nicely buffered tannins.
NM 91
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2012
Tasted ex-chateau and single blind in Southwold. The Figeac 2008 has very good lift on the nose, very pure although a little oaky with cedar and mocha notes inflecting the dark fruit profile. The palate has a tannic entry... Tasted ex-chateau and single blind in Southwold. The Figeac 2008 has very good lift on the nose, very pure although a little oaky with cedar and mocha notes inflecting the dark fruit profile. The palate has a tannic entry and seems a little grainy in texture. It coalesces nicely in the glass and is imbued with a great sense of tension, whilst the finish is crisp and vary natural. It just lacks the persistency of its peers.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2016
Tasted at the Château Figeac vertical at the property. The 2008 Figeac has an almost Burgundy-like bouquet that is nicely defined: smudged strawberry, touches of blood orange and even quince coming through. The palate is... Tasted at the Château Figeac vertical at the property. The 2008 Figeac has an almost Burgundy-like bouquet that is nicely defined: smudged strawberry, touches of blood orange and even quince coming through. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip. It is perhaps lacking a little substance and feels a little masculine and austere, though that is keeping with the vintage. Foursquare and conservative, this is what you might call an unapologetically "classic" Figeac that should be drunk over the next fifteen years. Tasted June 2015. - Neal Martin
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Emilion
Vintage 2008