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2009 Château Croix Figeac

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June 16, 2024 - $26



92-95Wine Spectator

Blackberry with licorice and black olive on the nose. Full-bodied, with lots of richness. Very concentrated, but I think it will come around just right. 80 percent Merlot, 20 percent Cabernet. This is really full throttle. Rock and roll.

89-91Robert M. Parker Jr.

....gorgeous sleeper of the vintage... ...offers sweet black raspberry and black currant fruit intermixed with hints of licorice, truffles, and forest floor. Medium to full body, outstanding purity, a layered...


Château Croix Figeac

Château La Croix Figeac is a 30-acre Grand Cru estate in St.-Emilion. It is owned and run by the Dutruilh family. The current winemaker, Jean Dutruilh, was a professional skier before taking over the family Bordeaux estate. Vineyards are planted to Merlot and Cabernet Franc and 48,000 bottles are produced annually.


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.