Chateau Figeac, Saint Emilion Grand Cru, 2007, 750ml
In a region with a worrying number of characterless, over-extracted, fruit bombs Ch. Figeac stands out like a shining beacon. In 2007 it has made another intellectual, aristocratic St Emilion from a Médoc-like blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. A fine, stylish, Dundee fruitcake nose is followed by a palate with lots of stuffing for the vintage. Boasting rich plum and blackberry fruit and coffee hints and an attractive streak of minerality, the elegant fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity ensure a glorious future. A real tour-de-force from this illustrious and revitalised estate.