Peter Maude Fine Wines
2020, Château Figeac, SAINT-ÉMILION 1er Grand Cru Classé
$377.20 inc. GST
Bordeaux Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Vibrancy and vigor on the entry, a dash of black pepper and allspice mingling with the mélange of red and black fruit. The tannins are satin-like in texture, and there’s dark berry fruit and hints of pencil lead and black truffle shavings toward the Pomerol-like finish. This is a magnificent Figeac from head winemaker Frédéric Faye and his team. This sample really came into its own 2–3 hours after opening.
96-98 Neal Martin, Vinous.
This is a really sophisticated young wine with tobacco, crushed stone, currants and dark chocolate on the nose, following through to a medium to full body with intense yet linear tannins and a spicy, fresh finish. Some cloves and black pepper. Graphite at the end. Very long.
97-98 James Suckling.