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2019 Chateau Figeac

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2019 Chateau Figeac from Chateau Figeac, Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

In the esteemed roster of Saint-Emilion vintages, the 2019 Chateau Figeac from Chateau Figeac stands as a testament to the unique climatic conditions that year wrought upon Bordeaux. This vintage, sculpted by a somewhat capricious climate, now emerges as a beacon of masterful winemaking and poised finesse. The growing season presented challenges, yet it was exactly these hurdles that gave rise to wines with seductive complexity.


Assessing an Exceptional Vintage

The narrative of 2019 in Bordeaux is one of contrasts; a wet spring followed by a dry, sunny summer culminated in near-perfect harvest conditions. In this cauldron of meteorological whims, Chateau Figeac's terroir spoke eloquently. The gravel-rich soils drained the spring rains well and concentrated the berry size, while the warmth of summer intensified the fruit characteristics and tannin maturity


An Analytical Palate's Perspective

Tasting the 2019 Chateau Figeac offers an excursion into a wine structured by precision. A triumphant blend of Cabernet Sauvignon predominant, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc brings forth a symphony of dark berry notes swathed in spices and whispers of tobacco—finishing with soft yet assertive tannins that promise an exceptional ageing potential.

It is the careful steer between power and elegance that defines this exceptional claret—a characteristic begot not by chance but through the meticulous husbandry of its vineyards and knowing craftsmanship in its cellaring.

Navigating the investment market for fine wines can be akin to understanding the idiosyncrasies of vintages—a task wherein recognition of distinct attributes is key. In reflection, an allocation to 2019 Chateau Figeac sits steadfast not merely as an investment in wine but as an endorsement of an extraordinary vintage when nature and human craft harmoniously align.


A Connoisseur's Summary

For collectors seeking poise in their portfolio, the 2019 Chateau Figeac from Chateau Figeac epitomises such quality. Its individual narrative woven from an interplay of climate and human touch commends it as an articulate choice for fine wine investors desiring to anchor their collection with a Bordeaux that speaks not just of pedigree but of specificity born from a singular year: 2019.

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The 2019 Figeac is composed of 30% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and 36% Cabernet Franc, harvested from the 13th of September to the 7th of October. The alcohol this year is 14.1% and the pH is 3.7. Steal-your-heart scents of mulberries, black raspberries, Black Forest cake and cassis prance ever so gracefully out of the glass, followed by nuances of plum preserves, red roses, cinnamon toast and clove oil plus just a waft of lavender. Medium to full-bodied, the palate shimmers with electric energy, framed by a solid backbone of wonderfully ripe, grainy Cabernet-led tannins and bold freshness, finishing with fantastic persistence and with tons of emerging earth and floral layers. This is a simply stunning, seemingly effortless, beautifully harmonious expression of the vineyard and the vintage—bravo!

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 15 June 2020

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