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2015 Petit-Figeac

ITEM 7979712 - Removed from a subterranean wine cellar

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
daibr 2 $52 $104
Luckyboy 0 of 2 $51 $0
2 $50
Item Sold Amount Date
I7979712 2 $52 Oct 17, 2021
I7898642 1 $51 Jul 25, 2021
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RATINGS

92James Halliday

This is very perfumed and beautiful with sandalwood, dark berries and light nutmeg aromas. Full-bodied, yet refined and very balanced with berry and hazelnut undertones. Focused and bright.

92Wine Enthusiast

...ripe and structured...black-currant fruit and pure, clean acidity shine through...

91The Wine Advocate

...warm cherries, red currant jelly, aniseed and forest floor with touches of wild blueberries and blackberries. Medium-bodied, very finely crafted, elegant and refreshing, it fills the mouth with open-knit red and black fruits, finishing with a velvety texture paving the way.

91Wine Spectator

This delivers a delicious bolt of cassis, along with accents of cherry and plum preserves, backed by brambly grip and a roasted apple wood note...

17Jancis Robinson

Good drive and raciness on the nose. Real sinew and savour. Polished tannins but good Figeac character. A success! Superior ink.

PRODUCER

Château Figeac (Second Label)

Château Figeac is a 99-acre estate in the St.-Emilion appellation. It is a Premier Grand Cru Class B in the official classification of St.-Emilion wine. Figeac traces its history to the second century, when a Roman named Figeacus built an estate on the site. By the late 18th century the estate was nearly 500 acres in size, but it was subsequently subdivided several times. By the early 20th century it had passed on to the Manoncourt family, which still owns and operates it. Unlike most other St.-Emilion estates, Château Figeac grows a significant amount of Cabernet Sauvignon, which thrives in the estate’s gravel soil. The vineyards are planted to 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Cabernet Franc and 30% Merlot. Because of the Cabernet Sauvignon the estate’s wines sometimes are thought to have more in common with the Bordeaux of Medoc and Graves than the other wines of St.-Emilion.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, St.-Émilion

Saint-Émilion is on the east side of the Dordogne River. At 13,400 acres it is one of Bordeaux’s largest appellations, and perhaps its most picturesque. It is also home to what has been called “the garagiste” movement of upstart, tradition-defying winemakers who produce artisanal wines in styles that are unconventional for the appellation. The village of Saint-Émilion dates from the middle ages and it sits on low hills, surrounded by ancient walls. Like its neighbor Pomerol, Saint-Émilion was not included in the famous Bordeaux classification system of 1855. But a century later a ranking system was put in place, and unlike the classification system for the Medoc, the Saint-Émilion system is reviewed every ten years, meaning that estates can be upgraded or downgraded. There are three rankings: Grand Cru Classé, Premier Grand Cru Classé B and Premier Grand Cru Classé A, with the final ranking being the best. Such legendary Saint-Émilion estates as Châteaux Ausone and Cheval-Blanc are Premier Grand Cru Classé A, along with Châteaux Pavie and Angélus, both added to the classification in 2012. Wines in this appellation are primarily Merlot, mixed with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

VINTAGE

2015 Petit-Figeac

This is a second label of Château Figeac