Chateau Figeac Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe B – 2015

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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

Cuvee Bottling


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Tasting notes

Vinous
Tasted: 09/07/2019
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Author: Neal Martin


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Robert Parker
Tasted: 21/02/2018
Drink: 2022-2047


"The recent leaps and bounds in improvements that have occurred at this great estate, equating to a dramatic increase in intensity and complexity-without compromising the husky, soft-spoken, sultry voice that is Figeac-is a monumental achievement. Kudos to Frederic Faye and his team for so beautifully expressing what was clearly an extraordinary vintage at Chateau Figeac!...

...Blended of 29% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Figeac reveals vibrant black cherries, cassis, red currants, black plums and licorice notes with touches of cigar boxes, bouquet garni, potpourri, damp soil and black pepper. Medium-bodied, delicately crafted and with nuanced, quietly intense layers of vivacious red and black fruits, the palate features a solid frame of polished, rounded tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and minerally."


Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/09/2017
Drink: 2022-2055


The 2015 Figeac is a blend of 29% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc and 43% Cabernet Sauvignon that was picked from 21 September with the Merlot until 15 October with the Cabernet Sauvignon at 41 hectoliters per hectare. The Cabernet comes through strongly on the nose - classic Figeac in many ways - black fruit, a touch of cassis, pencil and a touch of rose petal. The palate is...

...drop-dead gorgeous, its foundation a lattice of filigree tannin and perfectly judged acidity. It is very fresh from its vivacious start to its pencil-lead finish imbued with effortless grace. It is almost comical that naysayers decried that Michel Rolland would turn Figeac into some kind of fruit bomb. Head winemaker Frédéric Faye has overseen a tip-top classic Figeac without any of the greenness that occasionally affected older vintages, now boasting a level of precision up there with the very best in the Right Bank. It was difficult to find fault with this quite astonishing Saint Emilion and who knows what could transpire once it is in bottle.



JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 23/01/2019
Drink: 2026-2044


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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

    Address

    Château Figeac, Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, France

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