The dominance of Cabernet Sauvignon in Figeac has really shone through in 2006. It has produced a dark, serious wine, mineral, austere and still very young. But there is weight there; the black berry fruits show over the tannin and the wood and dry core integrate well with this fruit. The finish is surprisingly fresh after all this structure. But the wine does need aging.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.