2012 Figeac, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1132238 93-94 points James Suckling

 A wine with a mineral, blueberry and light clay character. Full body, with round and velvety tannins and a long finish. Shows plenty of mineral, iron and spice character. Can’t make up my mind if I like 2011 and 2012. I tasted both this time.  (4/ 2013)

92-94 points Wine Enthusiast

 Barrel sample. This wine has weight and tannins that offer good structure, but it's the ripe, rich fruit that dominates. It's powerful and complex, and likely to age well.  (4/ 2013)

91-94 points Wine Spectator

 A very direct, compact and muscular style, with a dark core of currant, steeped blueberry and plum notes, liberally coated with roasted vanilla and melted licorice accents. Rather rounded for the vintage and a step behind the ‘11, relying more on a caressing edge than vigorous drive.  (4/ 2013)

89-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 (40% each merlot and cabernet sauvignon, with 20% cabernet franc): Medium ruby-red. Spicy aromas of blueberry, violet, licorice and black pepper. In the mouth, concentrated but tightly wound flavors of fresh blueberry and blackcurrant come across as slightly subdued. This elegantly styled wine is impressively juicy and bright for the year, finishing with a lingering savory quality.  (6/ 2013)

Jancis Robinson

 Deep dark cherry colour. Bright, cedary and blackcurrant aroma. Slightly herbaceous but not overly so. Very gentle tannins, velvety already. Super-suave and approachable, just fresh enough.  (4/ 2013)

K&L Notes

Chateau Figeac is a pretty large Premier Grand Cru Classe from St Emilion. They hold a total of 98.8 acres on the gravel plateau of St Emilion, planted to 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Cabernet Franc and 30% Merlot, and the 2012 cuvee is close to this with 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Just across the street from the fabulous Cheval Blanc, but generally at a much better price, it has a great location for producing fantastic wines. With average vine age of 40 years and the oldest at 100 years, the estate has an even older claim to fame as it was the site of a 2nd century Roman villa.

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
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France

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Bordeaux

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Saint Emilion