2011 Chateau La Croix Figeac Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
When I see a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru at Costco for $20 it automatically jumps into my cart. I’m glad this one did. Obviously seeing “Figeac” on the label makes this bottle even more attractive, and the fact that these grapes are grown near the premier Chateau Figeac, and not far from the super premier Chateau Cheval Blanc, means this is one wine that demanded proper exploration.
Light bouquet, this wine is medium to full in body; subtle flavors of red and black fruit, followed by hints of chocolate and tobacco; finishes dry and rather quickly. This is not a powerhouse Bordeaux. It is rather sly and reserved at first, but after more air it began to open up and become even more enjoyable to drink. To me, the term “elegant” applies, and I know that can be a little vague. But think tuxedo and proper compared to jeans and gritty.
Overall, not a bad buy for $20. Be sure to decant it for a bit. We also just reviewed a Haut-Medoc Bordeaux that Michael really enjoyed for $13, if you’re looking for a less expensive Bordeaux. A bit of a different wine, but also worth a look perhaps.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 89 Points
Costco item number: 643071
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA