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1998 Château Figeac, St Emilion

1998 Château Figeac, St Emilion

Ref: BORD9816
Red  |  Still  |  13% ABV

Wine has been made at Figeac since Roman times, when the estate was founded by a man named Figeacus. The chateau one can see today was built in 1780 at a time when the vineyard occupied 200 hectares of the surrounding land. Since that time, various parts of the vineyard have been sold off (not least to neighbouring Cheval Blanc), which explains why there are so many properties in St Emilion with the word Figeac in their title. In 1947 Figeac's business was taken over by Thierry Manoncourt, it having belonged to his grandmother so some time before that. The first temperature controlled stainless steel vats were installed here in 1971, the first of any Right Bank estates. Manoncourt died in 2010 and in 2012 Michel Rolland was brought in as consultant, which has resulted in a surge in quality here. 

Case of 6 Bottles
price shown is under bond
£930.00
duty paid price: £1,132.07
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Wine Details
Wine Details
AppellationAppellation: St Emilion
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: France
RegionRegion: Bordeaux
ColourColour: Red
StyleStyle: Still
ABV% ABV: 13%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2014-2026
MaturityMaturity: Ready to Drink
SweetnessSweetness: 1
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

"This bottle is more open than the magnum poured at the vertical in 2015, but the aromatic profile is the same with rustic red berry fruit, ferrous notes and just a touch of juniper berry. The palate is medium-bodied with solid tannin that have softened in recent years, grainy in texture with a linear, Cabernet-driven finish that denudes this Figeac the opulence of its peers. It is a fine Figeac although it would not be in the top drawer of vintages." Neal Martin

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained

Sweetness

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Location Explained
Location Explained

Location

AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods 
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Pricing Information
Pricing Information

Pricing

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