2005 Chateau Figeac 3.0 L

Year: 2005
Appellation: Saint-Emilion
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 95
Wine Advocate: 89
Vinous Media: 92
Red Wine
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"This is subtle and complex, showing blackberry, fresh tobacco and light vanilla, with a hint of Indian spices. Full-bodied, with super well-integrated tannins and a finish that lasts for minutes. Refined and classy. The best modern wine from this producer. Best after 2015. 10,000 cases made." (WS)

"This St.-Emilion offers attractive Christmas fruitcake notes, cedar wood, blackcurrants and spice in a medium-bodied, silky smooth, round and juicy style. It is up-front, tasty and well-made. Drink it over the next 10-12 years." (WA)

"($140-$240) Good full medium ruby. The nose offers blackcurrant, licorice, graphite, violet, minerals and exotic spices. Broad, suave and fine-grained on the palate, with fleshy but sharply focused flavors of currant, minerals and tobacco. Finishes classically dry and very long. This is St. Emilion with Pauillac and Graves qualities-and a superb vintage for this chateau, whose wine is easy to underrate in the early going." (VM)