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

Château Figeac, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion, 2019


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2019
6x75cl
DP
£1,189.22


Château Figeac, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion, 2019

1995
2019
2022

Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep

ABV:
14 %

Notes

It’s fair to say the Figeac is very much back to the top of its game. We have marvelled at the last five vintages, all exceptional, profound examples of this extraordinary terroir. There simply is no other chateau like Figeac. Its extraordinary topography and cépage makes it unique in Bordeaux, and under the watchful eye of Frédéric Faye, its fortunes have flourished. The blend this year is 36% Cabernet Franc, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, and as it has in recent years, it knits together with perfect harmony and considerable intrigue. Initially the bouquet is quite reserved, but with air notes of violets, nori, cassis, black cherry and liquorice emerge, then some stary red berry fruits, alpine strawberries, cranberries as well as hints of cedar, pencil shavings and redcurrants. The palate is equally broad and complex. There’s so much energy and underlying power. Never heavy or dense, but the fruit just daubs the mouth, delighting the senses with sweet cassis and a heady mix of minerals, herbs and sumptuous griotte. It’s just so effortless, slowly revealing layers of mineral complexity and fresh, perfectly ripe fruit. Everything is so exquisitely measured, no excess, nothing absent; utterly enthralling and captivating, this is clearly another exceptional vintage for Figeac.


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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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