Château Croix Figeac 2011 - Saint-Emilion Grand Cru


With Figeac and Cheval Blanc as immediate neighbours, Château Croix Figeac benefits from outstanding location and terroir. Given the high proportion of Merlot, it always prefers elegance to power, showing a true Saint-Emilion profile. This 2011 is a strong success with a velvety palate, delicious flavours of ripe blackberry, licorice and a hint of coffee. Finish is long and supple - a classy and feminine wine.

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With Figeac and Cheval Blanc as immediate neighbours, Château Croix Figeac benefits from outstanding location and terroir. Given the high proportion of Merlot, it always prefers elegance to power, showing a true Saint-Emilion profile. This 2011 is a strong success with a velvety palate, delicious flavours of ripe blackberry, licorice and a hint of coffee. Finish is long and supple - a classy and feminine wine.
 
Did you know?  2011 is one of the last vintages of Château Croix Figeac, as its name got changed to Château Pierre 1er in 2013. It's famous neighbour, Château Figeac, have obtained this in court to avoid any confusion...
 
 
Wine CharacteristicsWhen & how to drink?
 
Domain: Château Croix Figeac
Vintage: 2011
Appelation: Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Region: Bordeaux
Type: Dry Red wine
 
Grapes: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc
 
 
Drink from now to 2018
Open and decant 1 hour before
Serve at 16-18°C
 
Food pairing: Lamb cutlets, old comte cheese
 
 Technical stuff
  
Soil: Gravel, clay 
Vineyard size: 11 ha
Age of vines: 35 years old
Harvest: Manual
Maturing: Stainless steel vats
Ageing: 18 months in French oak barrels (90% new)
Alcohol: 13.5%
 
What experts say  
  
87/100 "Direct, with plum coulis and crushed raspberry fruit, coated gently with a light singed vanilla note. A hint of red licorice emerges on the open finish."
  
  1* "Potentially one of the last vintages of the domain under this name. Château Figeac, its neighbour and Grand Cru Classé B, has sued and won for the cancelation of this name, arguing it could be confusing... In the glass, it’s a wine that does not suffer from any challenge. This 2011 is fruity, elegant and full of freshness on the nose and on the palate, supported by subtle oak and soft tannins. To be drunk young."                     

 

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Château Croix Figeac 2011 - Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Château Croix Figeac 2011 - Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

With Figeac and Cheval Blanc as immediate neighbours, Château Croix Figeac benefits from outstanding location and terroir. Given the high proportion of Merlot, it always prefers elegance to power, showing a true Saint-Emilion profile. This 2011 is a strong success with a velvety palate, delicious flavours of ripe blackberry, licorice and a hint of coffee. Finish is long and supple - a classy and feminine wine.