2003 Chateau Figeac | Friarwood Fine Wines
2003 Chateau Figeac
2003 Chateau Figeac
2003 Chateau Figeac

2003 Chateau Figeac

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  • Type: Red Wine
  • Grape: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • Style: Juicy and Spicy
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Subregion: Saint Emilion
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An ancient vineyard, named after its Gallo-Roman owners, the Figeacus family, the Figeac estate has been continually occupied and farmed for at least two thousand years. The terroir is very special indeed, a large part of the original 200-hectare estate was sold off during the 18th Century to the Ducasse family to become Chateau Cheval Blanc, and other sections contribute to some of the finest estates in the appellation. The 42-hectare vineyard that remains contains vines over 100 years of age, with an unusually high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon planted.

A vibrant Saint-Emilion exhibiting a dark ruby colour along with a note of cedar wood and a strong Cabernet character which permeates this vineyard. Fruitcake, currants, dried herbs and tobacco; a delightful wine, full-bodied and expressive, and just entering its peak, should age gracefully until 2030.

Grilled and roast lamb with garlic and rosemary.

An excellent vintage for the Cabernet-led Figeac style, allowing for optimal ripeness. Merlot-dominated estates on the right bank fared less well in the heat of 2003.

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