2006 Chateau Figeac | Friarwood Fine Wines

2006 Chateau Figeac

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  • Type: Red Wine
  • Grape: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • Style: Vibrant and Intense
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • 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.

An elegant and surprisingly approachable vintage for Figeac; sweet aromas of menthol, fruitcake, cherries, and black currants, silky tannins and an evolved, precocious style, drinking well from 2015.

Grilled and roast lamb with garlic and rosemary.

Despite their Cabernet-driven style, this vintage shows only the vaguest hints of the green pepper notes that affected right bank wines from this year.

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