Petit Figeac (2nd wine of Figeac) 2012

RegionBordeaux
SubregionSt Emilion
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

The 2012 Petit-Figeac is everything its name says it is. Wonderfully perfumed and expressive. The 2012 is supple, precise and beautifully delineated from start to finish. Silky tannins and a mid-weight sense of structure give the 2012 its classic feel. Scents of lavender, mint and white flower add an attractive aromatic top register. The Petit-Figeac is one of the hidden gems. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.

Score: 91Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, July 2015

40% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot. The early-drinking second wine of Ch Figeac, successor to La Grange Neuve de Figeac - not made of leftovers, I was assured. Quite deep crimson with admirable energy. Fresh, round and lively with notable acidity and smooth tannins.

Score: 16.5Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, March 2017

2012 is the first vintage of Chateau Figeac's second wine, Petit Figeac. This new label replaces Grangeneuve de Figeac that was produced in most vintages between 1945 and 2011.

Deep ruby in colour, this offers earthy, cool blackcurrant fruit with a light smokiness in the background on the nose. The palate is chalky and dense, with polished and refined tannins revealing plums, cherries and blackcurrant. This is all about balance, with perfectly proportioned tannins, fruits and acids driving the palate through to a long finish. The spices here are subtle and supporting, with just a touch of smokiness. The hints of dried herbs complement the finish here, adding another layer of complexity. The tannins are soft and supple through to the finish, meaning that this wine is already approachable, though there is no rush to drink it.

Score: 16.5Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, April 2018

2012 is the first vintage of Chateau Figeac's second wine, Petit Figeac. This new label replaces Grangeneuve de Figeac that was produced in most vintages between 1945 and 2011.

There is a good plumpness here with ripe cherry notes and chocolate sweetness. There is a touch of smoke on the nose. The palate is juicy with red and black cherries and soft tannins. This is forward and delicious and a lovely Saint Emilion of great pedigree for drinking now and over the next 5-10 years as we wait for the outstanding 2012 grand vin to mature.

Score: 16.5Farr Vintners, May 2016

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