Château Figeac

About Château Figeac

Château Figeac Premier Grand Cru Classé (B) dates back to second-century Gallo-Roman origins; Undoubtedly one of the greatest producers and terroirs of the Saint-Émilion appellation, if not the whole of Bordeaux. Mentioned by experts in the same breath as Ausone and Cheval Blanc.

 

Viniculture

Once the largest property in the appellation, many plots were sold over the years to create and enlarge properties like neighbouring Château Cheval Blanc and even Pomerol’s La Conseillante. Figeac has excellent terroir, and after the estate was not awarded Premier Grand Cru Classé (A) status in 2012 there was renewed determination to put the property back to its rightful place at the top of Saint-émilion. Michel Rolland was hired to consult and Frederic Faye was appointed to oversee wine-making. The result has been a dramatic upturn in quality and critical acclaim.

 

Figeac is unusual in Saint-Émilion is being situated on gravelly soils. This means a much higher percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes here. The wine itself is particularly unique, and buyers may come across a number of allusions to this - "lively and very "Figeac". A higher proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend, as opposed to the very Merlot dominant Ausone and Cheval Blanc, Figeac, is a cerebral balance of Left-Bank perfumed mint, cedar and cassis, with the wonderfully lush cashmere texture and fruit of Merlot.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Figeac 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,553.70
2015

Figeac 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

This is the most structured Figeac in modern times. I tasted wines from this estate from the 1920s and 1910s but this is something. Full and powerful. Pure and focused. Extracted Cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 4 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,553.70
Figeac 2016 (12x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €3,389.40
2016

Figeac 2016 (12x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (98+)

Another brilliant wine from the genius of Frédéric Faye, the 2016 Château Figeac checks in as 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc that spent 19 months in new French oak. Roughly 75% of the production made it into the grand vin. This deeply colored beauty is a legendary wine in the making and offers ultra-pure aromas and flavors of crème de cassis, smoke tobacco, dried herbs, chocolate, truffle, and graphite. Showing more violets notes with time in the glass, it builds incrementally on the palate, with flawless balance as well as incredible elegance, no hard edges, and a finish that won't quit. Readers will have a blast comparing the 2016 and 2015 vintages over the coming 3-4 decades and this estate is firing on all cylinders. This will most likely merit a triple-digit rating in 7-8 years and keep for 4 decades or more.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 98+ (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €3,389.40
Figeac 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,583.70
2016

Figeac 2016 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (98+)

Another brilliant wine from the genius of Frédéric Faye, the 2016 Château Figeac checks in as 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc that spent 19 months in new French oak. Roughly 75% of the production made it into the grand vin. This deeply colored beauty is a legendary wine in the making and offers ultra-pure aromas and flavors of crème de cassis, smoke tobacco, dried herbs, chocolate, truffle, and graphite. Showing more violets notes with time in the glass, it builds incrementally on the palate, with flawless balance as well as incredible elegance, no hard edges, and a finish that won't quit. Readers will have a blast comparing the 2016 and 2015 vintages over the coming 3-4 decades and this estate is firing on all cylinders. This will most likely merit a triple-digit rating in 7-8 years and keep for 4 decades or more.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98+ (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,583.70
Figeac 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,044.90
2017

Figeac 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94-96)

The 2017 Figeac is composed of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Very deep garnet-purple in color, the nose sings of Cabernet Sauvignon—bright crushed black currants, blackberries and wild blueberries with wafts of lilacs, pencil shavings, tobacco, tilled earth plus a hint of bay leaves. The medium-bodied mouth is fine, elegant, minerally and incredibly vivacious with tons of energy. Bright and refreshing with firm, grainy tannins and a provocative hint of chew, it finishes with great length. This should age wonderfully. 100% new oak was used for this sample and it is very well-integrated.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,044.90
Figeac 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €1,583.70
2018

Figeac 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (100)

With its rich swathe of Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has density and immense structure balanced by stunning black fruits that give impressive promise. This powerful wine is probably the greatest ever produced from this estate. Drink from 2027.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (WE) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €1,583.70
Figeac 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €2,370.76
2019

Figeac 2019 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98-100)

The 2019 Figeac is composed of 30% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and 36% Cabernet Franc, harvested from the 13th of September to the 7th of October. The alcohol this year is 14.1% and the pH is 3.7. Steal-your-heart scents of mulberries, black raspberries, Black Forest cake and cassis prance ever so gracefully out of the glass, followed by nuances of plum preserves, red roses, cinnamon toast and clove oil plus just a waft of lavender. Medium to full-bodied, the palate shimmers with electric energy, framed by a solid backbone of wonderfully ripe, grainy Cabernet-led tannins and bold freshness, finishing with fantastic persistence and with tons of emerging earth and floral layers. This is a simply stunning, seemingly effortless, beautifully harmonious expression of the vineyard and the vintage - bravo!
Delivery to Storage from 1 Oct 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98-100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €2,370.76
Petit Figeac 2015 (6x75cl)
Inc. TAX: €401.70
2015

Petit Figeac 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

This is very powerful with lots of dark chocolate and blueberry character. Full body, concentrated and chewy. 48% cabernet sauvignon, 32% merlot and 20% merlot.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. TAX: €401.70
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Figeac 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €1,280.00
2015

Figeac 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (97-98)

This is the most structured Figeac in modern times. I tasted wines from this estate from the 1920s and 1910s but this is something. Full and powerful. Pure and focused. Extracted Cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 4 97-98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,280.00
Figeac 2016 (12x75cl)
In Bond: €2,795.00
2016

Figeac 2016 (12x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (98+)

Another brilliant wine from the genius of Frédéric Faye, the 2016 Château Figeac checks in as 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc that spent 19 months in new French oak. Roughly 75% of the production made it into the grand vin. This deeply colored beauty is a legendary wine in the making and offers ultra-pure aromas and flavors of crème de cassis, smoke tobacco, dried herbs, chocolate, truffle, and graphite. Showing more violets notes with time in the glass, it builds incrementally on the palate, with flawless balance as well as incredible elegance, no hard edges, and a finish that won't quit. Readers will have a blast comparing the 2016 and 2015 vintages over the coming 3-4 decades and this estate is firing on all cylinders. This will most likely merit a triple-digit rating in 7-8 years and keep for 4 decades or more.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 12x75cl 1 98+ (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €2,795.00
Figeac 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €1,305.00
2016

Figeac 2016 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (98+)

Another brilliant wine from the genius of Frédéric Faye, the 2016 Château Figeac checks in as 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc that spent 19 months in new French oak. Roughly 75% of the production made it into the grand vin. This deeply colored beauty is a legendary wine in the making and offers ultra-pure aromas and flavors of crème de cassis, smoke tobacco, dried herbs, chocolate, truffle, and graphite. Showing more violets notes with time in the glass, it builds incrementally on the palate, with flawless balance as well as incredible elegance, no hard edges, and a finish that won't quit. Readers will have a blast comparing the 2016 and 2015 vintages over the coming 3-4 decades and this estate is firing on all cylinders. This will most likely merit a triple-digit rating in 7-8 years and keep for 4 decades or more.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98+ (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,305.00
Figeac 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €856.00
2017

Figeac 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94-96)

The 2017 Figeac is composed of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Very deep garnet-purple in color, the nose sings of Cabernet Sauvignon—bright crushed black currants, blackberries and wild blueberries with wafts of lilacs, pencil shavings, tobacco, tilled earth plus a hint of bay leaves. The medium-bodied mouth is fine, elegant, minerally and incredibly vivacious with tons of energy. Bright and refreshing with firm, grainy tannins and a provocative hint of chew, it finishes with great length. This should age wonderfully. 100% new oak was used for this sample and it is very well-integrated.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €856.00
Figeac 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €1,305.00
2018

Figeac 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (100)

With its rich swathe of Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has density and immense structure balanced by stunning black fruits that give impressive promise. This powerful wine is probably the greatest ever produced from this estate. Drink from 2027.
Delivery to Storage from 1 Sep 2021

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 100 (WE) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,305.00
Figeac 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €1,960.00
2019

Figeac 2019 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98-100)

The 2019 Figeac is composed of 30% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and 36% Cabernet Franc, harvested from the 13th of September to the 7th of October. The alcohol this year is 14.1% and the pH is 3.7. Steal-your-heart scents of mulberries, black raspberries, Black Forest cake and cassis prance ever so gracefully out of the glass, followed by nuances of plum preserves, red roses, cinnamon toast and clove oil plus just a waft of lavender. Medium to full-bodied, the palate shimmers with electric energy, framed by a solid backbone of wonderfully ripe, grainy Cabernet-led tannins and bold freshness, finishing with fantastic persistence and with tons of emerging earth and floral layers. This is a simply stunning, seemingly effortless, beautifully harmonious expression of the vineyard and the vintage - bravo!
Delivery to Storage from 1 Oct 2022

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 98-100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: €1,960.00
Petit Figeac 2015 (6x75cl)
In Bond: €320.00
2015

Petit Figeac 2015 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (92-93)

This is very powerful with lots of dark chocolate and blueberry character. Full body, concentrated and chewy. 48% cabernet sauvignon, 32% merlot and 20% merlot.
In Stock in Cru LCB

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 92-93 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: €320.00

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