Chateau Figeac 2011
13% - France
Wine Enthusiast 94/100 Falstaff 94/100
Made from 35% Cabernet Franc, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 30% Merlot, the 2011 Figeac is deep garnet coloured. It offers up alluring scents of blackcurrant pastilles, black raspberries, and boysenberry preserves with suggestions of menthol, tobacco leaf, and crushed rocks. Medium-bodied, the palate has a rock-solid structure of grainy tannins with oodles of freshness and lots of earthy layers, finishing on a lingering ferrous note.