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July 4, 2023

Figeac tasting

Lunch at Woo Cheong Tea House hosted by Altaya Wines featuring wines of Figeac. Frédéric Faye from the château in attendance.

2014 Delamotte Blanc de Blancs - nice and a little caramelized on the nose, with lovely lemon citrus notes. Good acidity on the palate.

2018 Petit-Figeac - 40% cabernet sauvignon in the blend. Very fragrant with lots of mint and exotic spices. Very ripe fruit. Obviously very young with that telltale nose which comes from thick grape skin that is almost like rubber.

2015 Figeac - still pretty young. Fragrant nose of oak and eucalyptus. Really nice and fresh and lovely. First couple of sips seemed to show that tannins were already smooth, although certainly more tannic than the 2009. After almost 3 hours in the decanter this was showing some coconut butter.

2009 Figeac - a more mature and complete wine than 2015. More smoky, minty but not eucalyptus, with some earthiness. Very nice and more flamboyant than the 2015. About 3 hours after decanting the tannins on the tongue became more noticeable.

2000 Figeac - served about 2 hours and 45 minutes after decanting. Heavier smoke on the nose, more Asian spices and leather, a little more animal notes, and lots of tobacco. Meaty with a little green capsicum. Drinking so well now.

1985 Figeac - this was corked, unfortunately, and showed lots of wet cardboard and grassy notes. Underneath the taint the wine wasn't bad, still showing leather, a little salty plum, and good fragrance.

1966 Figeac, ex-château and rebouché en 2017 - served 3 hours after decanting. Lots of tea in the nose, elegant and beautiful, so sexy and exotic. Fantastic wine.

Full post on lunch is here.

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