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    Sale 12233

    Fine and Rare Wines from The Avery Family Cellar

    20 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 745

    Château Figeac 1995

    12 bottles per lot

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    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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