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ZAR 25 036
Lot 57
  • Figeac; St Emilion; 2004; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml

Lot Estimate
ZAR 20 000 - 25 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 25 036
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

St Emilion, 2004
6 (1 x 6) 750ml
The estate of Château Figeac dates back to the 2nd century AD to a family by the name of Figeacus. Some fixtures of the estate (such as its doors and windows) which still remain today, can be dated back to the year 1,000. Over the years, Figeac has had a number of different owners who have bought and sold different parcels and plots. This is the reason why many surrounding chateaux have Figeac in their name.

In more modern times, Figeac has produced some outstanding vintages. The 2012, 2015 and 2016 vintages all stand out and are said to have produced some of the best wines in the history of the estate. The estate covers 54 hectares in total and is planted with the unique combination of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon - uncommon in the Bordeaux area.

Critics Ratings

'Tasted at the property, the 2004 Figeac has a very dark color for the vintage (so much so, if blind I might not guess it as a Bordeaux!). The nose is tightly wound with dense black fruit. It conveys the feeling of being a little “pushed,” trying to transcend the limitations of the vintage and forsaking elegance and finesse. It feels a little monochromatic. The palate is better: quite weighty in the mouth with blackberry, raspberry coulis and a splash of soy, segueing into more tobacco-like notes towards the finish that offers plenty of freshness. This is a stout and sturdy Figeac, quite complex with an almost English ale-like sweetness noted on the finish. Two beverages for the price of one! Tasted June 2016.’ – Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (RobertParker.com), 90/100

Provenance

Wine Cellar


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