2010 Bordeaux zoom tasting with Lisa Perrott-Brown, editor in chief for RP Wine Advocate. The wines have been shut down, some waking up...big wines with volume turned up on everything (tannin, acidity, alcohol), structured, and should cellar for many years.
2010 Pichon Baron. RP 96
2010 Leoville Las Cases. RP 97
2010 Palmer. RP 96
2010 Pape Clement. RP 100
2010 Figeac. RP 97
2010 Trotanoy. RP 97 — 9 months ago
Saint jean PdP. Very very Nice. Lots of wood — 3 years ago
A lovely, rich and balanced wine. Young and taut but not austere. 100% organic and indigenous yeasted, all stainless. Merlot from Fruili but 70+ yo vines. Lovely depth and concentration, more earthy than fruity. Has a bit of that plum character but also a bit of underbrush, funk and clay to the nose. Complex and interesting. This could use some time to mellow out a bit, but reminds me of an old school Figeac young and without oak, which is an interesting proposition. — 4 years ago
Vintage 2015 | 85% merlot 15% cabernet franc Surprisingly open and with velvety tannins, good to drink now. Spicyness in smell, plums, cedar and tobacco, a very serious and rich smell. The concentration is better than what I expected, a truly fine example of a Petit Bordeaux with ambition from the family Bourotte-Figeac | Paired with Zoervleisj, a regional stewed beef speciality, baked potatoes and salads — 2 years ago
Had this with the filet served on our last leg of flying home on Emirates.
This is Figeac’s second wine. Starting with the 2012 vintage going forward, this wine was renamed Petit Figeac.
The nose reveals, soft, slightly muted; blackberries, black cherries, black plum skin, plum, black raspberries & floral purple fruit mix. There’s a good presence of well layered baking spices; cinnamon, soft clove & nutmeg, vanilla, mocha powder, light caramel, dark cola currants, dry clay & top soil, dry stones, sandstone minerals, leathery notes, hints of graphite, anise, dark rich soil, fruit tea with dark red, purple flowers with violets that are slightly withering.
The body is not quite full with dry, fine earthy tannins. The mouthfeel is warm and ripe. It shows beauty & elegance. The structure, soft tension, length and balance reveal the quality of the 09 vintage. Ripe; blackberries, black cherries, black plum skin, plum, creamy black raspberries & floral purple fruit mix. Nicely layered baking spices; cinnamon stick, soft clove & nutmeg, vanilla, mocha powder, light caramel, dark & milk chocolate, dark cola currants, dry clay & top soil, dry stones, powdery, dry crushed rocks, sandstone minerals, cedar, leathery notes, hints of graphite, fresh, soft tobacco, anise, dark rich soil, fruit tea with dark red, purple flowers with violets, lavender that are fresh and slightly withering. The acidity is round excellent. The long finish is good but still needs five or more years to further integrate and soften. It shows a somewhat earthy dominance over fruit. but, it’s still very nice and persistent for minutes. 91 now and room for two to three points more down the road.
If you can still find this at a reasonable price, buy it. It’s going really beautiful in five more years.
Photos of; Chateau Figeac, my Emirates filet, which actually pretty good considering it was airline prepared, both sides of their lounge in Business Class. — 3 years ago
In Roman times, the estate belonged to a family called Figeacus, whose main villa stood on the site of the present château. Traces of the original pipework remain. A blend of 48% Cab Sauv, (typical Figeac high % Cab), 32% Merlot & 20% Cab Franc with wonderful fruit aromas and floral notes. This second wine shows blackberry and raspberry flavors with light spice & gentle oak on soft balanced tannins. Full-bodied, lingering ending with fruit and earthy mineral. Good now will develop over next 5 years. — 4 years ago
The 2010 Lafleur is showing a lot of Cabernet Franc on the nose. It is supremely well defined with incredibly clarity and terroir expression. You could almost mistake it for a Left Bank. Figeac? The palate is precise and detailed, touches of burnt toast and white pepper sprinkled over the persistent and structured finish that does not miss a step. Brilliant. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal. (Neal Martin, Vinous, April 2020)
— 2 years ago
Cherry and strawberry flavors, spices and earthiness. This wine really opened up on the second day. Great value. Bought at RV. $16.99. — 3 years ago
Great wine with tannins, decant to fully explore and enjoy. — 3 years ago
This 2015 is a great value. A little thin mid palate, but a very good bordeaux representation for around $20 USD — 4 years ago