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

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

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    Château Figeac, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion, 1995

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Château Figeac, 1er Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion, 1995
    ABV:
    13%
    98/100
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    Vibrant damson in colour, edges of gunsmoke and red rose petals on the aromatics, as you so often find in Figeac, with dense cassis, black cherry, incense, graphite, slate, mint leaf, cocoa bean, cappucino and liquorice on the palate. This is creamy but airy, and full of joy. Close to the 2016 vintage in its construction and effortless confidence, no question of the ageing ability of this wine, and a fine vintage to mark the first year as Premier Grand Cru Classé A. Breaking down how they got here, you find inevitably careful winemaking with no pumping over, cool 26C for fermentation, making use of techniques learnt in the hot, dry summer of 2018, from cover crops to minimum green harvesting. Blend finished including 8% press in March, 3.7ph, harvest began September 1, earliest on record, until 26, second vintage in new winery. Frederic Faye director.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2023
    Drinking Window:
    2032 - 2050
    97-99/100
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    A blend of 35% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Franc, and 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2022 Figeac is deep garnet-purple in color. It rolls out of the glass with eager-to-please scents of juicy blackberries, plum preserves, and warm cassis, followed by hints of cardamom, chocolate mint, and cumin seed with fragrant wafts of rose oil and violets. The concentrated, medium to full-bodied palate is simply electric, shimmering with red and black fruit layers and loads of mineral and floral sparks, framed by firm, grainy tannins and amazing tension, finishing very long and energetic. This is so vibrant it tingles on the palate! pH 3.70.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2023
    Drinking Window:
    2030 - 2065
    97-99/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2022 Figeac was picked between 1-26 September with the pH of 3.7 and 14% alcohol. This wine combines both Left Bank and Right Bank traits due to its blend (as usual), but this year leans more to the Right Bank despite a slightly lower contribution of Cabernet Sauvignon. It is very well defined, fresh and shows lively black fruit, incense and nuanced Chinese tea aromas. The palate is beautifully balanced with a lightly spiced entry, fine depth and with plenty of concentration counterbalanced by finesse toward the graphite-infused finish. Its saline aftertaste beckons you back for another sip. An appropriate way to start your tenure as a Grand Cru Classé "A".
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2023
    Drinking Window:
    2032 - 2070

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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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