Chateau Figeac Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe B – 2016

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Wine Information

Region

France > Bordeaux > Libournais > Saint-Emilion

Producer

Chateau Figeac

Type

Red

Grape

Bordeaux Blend Red

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Vineyard

Chateau Figeac

Producer

Chateau Figeac

Appellation

Saint-Emilion

Designation

AOP

Classification

Grand Cru

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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 30/11/2018
Drink: 2025-2065


The 2016 Figeac is comprised of 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 26% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, the nose is a little broody and reticent at this very youthful stage, slowly unfolding to reveal profound plum preserves, crème de cassis, black raspberries and star anise with hints of moss-covered bark, truffles and tilled loam plus a waft of red currants...

...and raspberry leaves sparks. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is practically quivering with energy, offering glimpses at tightly wound black fruit and mineral/ferrous layers, framed by very firm, ripe tannins and wonderful tension, finishing long with the spices coming through. This will need a good 7-8 years to come round and then should cellar for 40+ years. Very serious, beautifully poised and sophisticated personality this vintage.


Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/09/2017
Drink: 2026-2060


The 2016 Figeac is a blend of 36% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Franc and 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, picked from 23 September until 20 October at 49 hectoliters per hectare with 13.9% alcohol. The acidity is 3.67 pH, and it matured in 100% new oak (focused on five cooperages). This is a property that opened a new chapter in 2013, when Michel Rolland's services as a master blender have...

...been called upon and engendered far greater harmony between the three grape varieties, now all singing from the same hymn sheet. It has a crisp blackberry nose, a little closed at first, opening nicely in the glass and offering raspberry coulis, pencil box and subtle mint aromas-classic Figeac in many ways. The palate is extraordinarily well balanced with a fine lattice of tannin sculpted to perfection. There is a slight edginess to this Figeac that I adore, the Cabernets very expressive, more so than the 2015, with graphite infusing every pore of the black fruit. This Figeac has an outstanding structure and a saline finish that beckons you back for another sip. The 2015 Figeac was stunning and the 2016 no less. Tasted on four separate occasions, and in the end, only one (banded) score became inevitable.


Vinous
Tasted: 04/01/2017
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Author: Antonio Galloni


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JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 04/04/2017
Drink: 2024-2040


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Area under vines: 40 hectares
Soils: Gravels
Average age of the vines: 40 years
Production: 100 000 bottles a year
Ageing: in 100% new oak for 15-18 months
Grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 35%
  • Cabernet Franc 35%
  • Merlot 30%
  • Second wine: Petit-Figeac


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    Chateau Figeac

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    Château Figeac, Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, France

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