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> 1959 Figeac -  Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

1959 Figeac : (magnum) What an impressive almost Medoc-like cigar box nose! Coming from a magnum, this wine tasted relatively young, with a rich palate of mint, leather and spice, and a very Full-bodied texture, showing its aged Cabernet component very well. A long finish with a pronounced mentholated accent, and, for me, the wine of the night. Owner Manoncourt later said that at Figeac, malolactic fermentation was mastered as early as 1950, so that the chateau was able to limit volatile acidity even in the pre-1961 era. He did not need to convince anyone of the aging ability of his wine! 

(Tasted by Panos Kakaviatos)

> 1990 Figeac -  Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

1990 Figeac : Beautiful luminous ruby hue. Very complex nose. Splendid tertiary flavours - underwood, cedar, and leather - but also a concentration of prune syrup and very ripe strawberries. The body is perfectly balanced with wonderfully integrated tannins. The finish is long and silky. The high proportion of Cabernet was an advantage for 1990 Figeac in this particularly warm year. The undisputed winner of this 1990 Saint-Emilion test. A great moment! 92/100.  

> 2000 Figeac -  Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

2000 Figeac : A lovely red color with a caramel, toast and strawberry nose preceding a fresh mouth of licorice and bitter cherry. Body is tight but slowly giving, with more cherry and especially on the palate, licorice notes. As one participant noted, “the Cab component is rather clear.” 1 vote out

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(Tasted by Panos Kakaviatos)

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