Château Figeac 1er grand cru classé B 2018 75 cl
Frisches, dichtes, komplexes, samtenes, fein cremiges Bouquet, Erdbeeren, fein Cassis, fein Graphit. Dichtverwobener, eleganter, vielschichtiger, fein cremiger Gaumen mit kräftiger, vielfältiger, süsser Aromatik, viel feinem Tannin, fein cremiger, fein muskulöser Struktur, feiner, süsser Frucht, sehr langer, fein üppiger, aromatischer, frischer Abgang mit vielen süssen Rückaromen. Kann noch zulegen.
Trinkreife warten (2026 - 2055)
The 2018 Figeac is composed of 37% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Cabernet Franc, with a 3.7 pH and 14% alcohol. Deep garnet-purple in color, it soars out of the glass with opening notes of freshly crushed red and black cherries, mulberries and ripe, juicy plums, followed by hints of violets, damp soil, cedar chest, crushed rocks and pencil shavings. The medium-bodied, elegantly styled palate features bags of freshness and exquisitely ripe, beautifully poised tannins to support the bright, energetic black and red fruit layers, finishing on a lingering fragrant earth note. This is absolutely recognizable as being cut from the same cloth as old-school Figeac, but all the recent vineyard and winemaking improvements have unveiled the beautifully ripe, intense, nuanced potential here. Bravo to managing director/winemaker Frédéric Faye and his team! Although there is a lot to love about this wine right now, give it 5-6 years for the oak to fully integrate and the underlying perfume suggestions to emerge, then enjoy over the next 20-25 years or more. (Robert Parker)