Chateau Figeac is built on the site of a Roman villa which carried the name of the Figeacus family in the 2nd century AD who gave the modern estate its name. Today, at 54 hectares, Chateau Figeac represents the largest wine estate in St. Emilion and grows Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. These make up the unique composition of the Figeac blend of 35% each of the Cabernets, with the remaining 30% of Merlot and aged in 100% new French oak.
Deep ruby. Intense mature nose with some slight metallic notes. But it's slightly fruitless. Dry finish. Dusty, but lots more flesh than most 1966s. Very very slightly simple. Went downhill. Metallic.
Tasted at the Château Figeac vertical at the property. The 1966 Figeac is a brilliant Saint Emilion that must rank as one of the best Right Banks of the vintage that is more reputed for its Left Bank wines. Deep in color, it has a magnificent, majestic bouquet that knocks you out: very perfumed and floral with a hint of peppermint developing with time. It is actually quite exotic for the normally conservative 1966 vintage. The palate is beautifully balanced and refined, here quite Left Bank in style with a fine line of acidity, filigree tannin and an effortless finish that will leave a Cheshire cat grin on your face. Pristine bottles such as this should be sought without hesitation.
A respectable effort from Figeac, nicely made, fruity, fragrant, with scents of ripe fruit and cedarwood, this wine was fully mature when last tasted, yet has the stuffing and balance to age well. Not as big or as full bodied as either the 1964 or 1970, the 1966 is elegant and attractive.
Quite full robe, certainly not as mature as expected. The nose is solid, earthy, and savoury, with plenty of eucalyptus and cedar. Silky palate, nicely rounded and refined, the tannins resolve a delicious wine, especially for the age. Fine length and a beautifully balanced classic Cabernet-dominated claret. Works so well with the accompanying lamb. This bottle had a good level but a poor cork, I’d like to try one with a good cork.
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