Château Figeac, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion
Château Figeac

Château Figeac, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion, 2005


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Château Figeac, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion, 2005

2005

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Château Figeac, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion, 2005
ABV:
13%
94/100
Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux

Cedar, ash, sandalwood, blackberry, with layers of nuanced, finessed yet gourmet flavours that Figeac delivers so well. The oak is fully integrated at 17 years old, beginning to hit its stride, and the exuberance is tempered by savoury redcurrant and soft tobacco notes on the mouthwatering finish. 100% new oak for ageing, 37hl/h yield from 40ha of vines. Harvest September 14 to October 3.
Date Reviewed:
04/2022
90/100
Neal Martin, Vinous

The 2005 Figeac has been a variable performer over the years, one where you never quite know what to expect until you pull the corks. As usual, it has a sullen bouquet at first before offering broody black fruit laced with melted tar and tobacco, hints of liquorice almost reluctantly evolving with time. The palate is medium-bodied and quite conservative, rather static in the glass, missing the tension and animation that I think recent vintages have conveyed. There is an impressive solid nature to this Figeac, though it lacks that crucial element...charm. Tasted at the Christies' Figeac dinner.
Date Reviewed:
07/2018

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France

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Bordeaux

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Château Figeac

Château Figeac

Chateau Figeac takes its name from its Roman owner, Figeacus. Two thousand years ago, the agriculturalists of the time spotted the potential of this terroir. Over the interceding years the property grew to 200 hectares encompassing great swathes of St Emilion and Pomerol. Sales to the likes of La Conseillante and Cheval Blanc formed new ‘legendary’ estates in their own right.

By the time Figeac was purchased by the current owners, the Manoncourt family, the surface area of vines amounted to just 37 hectares. This unique terroir of rolling gravel croupes is ideally suited to Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, which are planted in almost equal thirds.

Over the past decade, huge investment in personnel, the vineyard and the construction of a state-of-the-art winery have elevated the reputation of this great domaine. In September 2022, Figeac was promoted to Premier Cru Classé ‘A’ in the new St Emilion classification. This accolade is vindication, if it were needed of the quality of their wines and thoroughly deserved recognition for the efforts of the Manoncourt family, their astute technical Director, Frédéric Faye and oenologist, Michel Rolland.

Figeac’s wines are some of the most sought after in the region. Particular highlights include: 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

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