20 October 2016,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 1,058
Estimate GBP 400 - GBP 500
Château Figeac 1995
Saint-Emilion, 1er grand cru classé
Not in original wooden case. Bin-soiled labels, slightly damp-affected. Levels into neck
Tasting note: First noted in September 1998 dining in style at the chateau with Mark Birley, the Lloyd-Webbers, the Palumbos, and Olga and Dieter Bock. The ’95 was the first of four delicious vintages to be served: stylish though youthful and drinking well. Next, in October 1999, at a tasting of ‘95s and ‘90s for France in Your Glass guests at Vonnas, the tiny French village which is totally dominated by Georges Blanc’s luxurious eating-hole. The Figeac typically fragrant, touch of raspberry (ripe Cabernet Franc?), well evolved and more dramatic than the ’90. Sweet, fleshy, 13% alcohol. More recently at the MW tasting, a nice uplift of crisp fruit but still tannic, Last noted Nov 1999 ***(*) M.B.
12 bottles per lot
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