Finally... I have been feeling left out. I am willing to take a beating here and be pilloried. Though I like my Haut Brion notes. You will probably have more fun with my 2019 La Conseillante comment.Robert.A.Jr. wrote: ↑June 15th, 2020, 8:38 amNot to pick in my friend, Leve, but alas, I must.
This is no longer Figeac:
He will say it is a much better wine than ever before. Certainly scores out that way among the critics. But, I ask you, does it sound like the once-classic Figeac or Rolland's work on the Ovid Hexameter?Beautifully dark, almost purple/garnet in color, the wine gets you going with its nose of flowers, blackberry, dark plums, spice, smoke, vanilla, cherries, licorice and tobacco leaf. As good as that is, when the wine hits your palate, the show starts with its majestic textures. Voluptuous, opulent and silky, the wine seeks attention, but it's not loud, it's discreet. Classic and yet, voluminous, the flamboyant palate-coating finish, with its multiple layers of fruit stays with you for close to 60 seconds. The wine was made from a classic blend of 36% Cabernet Franc, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot reaching 14.1% alcohol with a pH of 3.7 and is aging in 100% new, French oak barrels
Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/bo ... on/figeac/
But with Figeac, are you finding fault in my note? Or just my conclusion? FWIW, I imagine this is what the great old Figeac's were really like in their youth in the '50s, '40s, etc. That is what Madame Manancourt told me. She should know.