2004 Château Figeac St. Émilion Grand Cru Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note


2004 Château Figeac  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

I like the nose here with its blend of flowers, tobacco, bright red fruits, cigar box and mint. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, crisp and crunchy with a lot of bite in the finish. 90 Points

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When to Drink Chateau Figeac, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Figeac is much better with at least 12-15 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 2-3 hours or more. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.

Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Figeac offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 12-40 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Decanting Chateau Figeac with Wine and Food Pairings

Chateau Figeac is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Figeac is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Chateau Figeac is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta.

In addition to Figeac, the Manoncourt family owns 2 other small estates in Saint Emilion, Chateau La Fleur Pourret, which comes from 4.5 hectares of vines are located not far from the village of St. Emilion and Chateau de Millery, which is produced from a tiny 1-hectare parcel of vines in the eastern portion of the appellation in the commune of Saint Christophe des Bardes.