Château Figeac

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend

9.31094 ratings
9.2219 pro ratings
St. Émilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Chris McClellan

Aged gracefully, soft/plush black/blue fruit…mint/herbal…slight chocolate…paired well with aged ribeyes…

Aged gracefully, soft/plush black/blue fruit…mint/herbal…slight chocolate…paired well with aged ribeyes…

Jun 13th, 2021
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9.8

The 2018 Figeac is a regal, aristocratic Saint-Émilion. Vertical in feel, Figeac possesses stunning energy and vibrancy right out of the gate. Dark cherry, plum, mocha, licorice, rose petal and spice all open with a bit of coaxing. Figeac is a bit restrained today, but it won't be an issue in another few years' time. Figeac is not an obvious wine, but it is superb. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2021)

The 2018 Figeac is a regal, aristocratic Saint-Émilion. Vertical in feel, Figeac possesses stunning energy and vibrancy right out of the gate. Dark cherry, plum, mocha, licorice, rose petal and spice all open with a bit of coaxing. Figeac is a bit restrained today, but it won't be an issue in another few years' time. Figeac is not an obvious wine, but it is superb. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2021)

Mar 30th, 2021
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9.7

The 2018 Figeac continues to not put a toe, let alone a foot, wrong under head winemaker Frédéric Faye. The bottle is closed initially, and in fact it was only the following morning that it began to unfold and reveal its true character. Quintessential Figeac on the nose, it offers blackberry, briar, pencil shavings courtesy of the Cabernet Sauvignon, and touch of terracotta. Beautifully defined, as we have come to expect these days; I might well confuse it for a Pomerol. The palate is medium-bodied and has soaked up the 100% new oak. Lithe tannins render this more approachable than the Figeacs of yesteryear, yet it maintains the same DNA. Elegant and refined, it gently fans out with pure, slightly tertiary black fruit and traces of clove and bay leaf. To quote my conclusion from barrel, it is still "cool, calm and collected" on the finish. Divine. (Neal Martin, Vinous, March 2021)

The 2018 Figeac continues to not put a toe, let alone a foot, wrong under head winemaker Frédéric Faye. The bottle is closed initially, and in fact it was only the following morning that it began to unfold and reveal its true character. Quintessential Figeac on the nose, it offers blackberry, briar, pencil shavings courtesy of the Cabernet Sauvignon, and touch of terracotta. Beautifully defined, as we have come to expect these days; I might well confuse it for a Pomerol. The palate is medium-bodied and has soaked up the 100% new oak. Lithe tannins render this more approachable than the Figeacs of yesteryear, yet it maintains the same DNA. Elegant and refined, it gently fans out with pure, slightly tertiary black fruit and traces of clove and bay leaf. To quote my conclusion from barrel, it is still "cool, calm and collected" on the finish. Divine. (Neal Martin, Vinous, March 2021)

Mar 10th, 2021
Matt Sterr

Lithe. Dark. Silky.

Lithe. Dark. Silky.

Nov 13th, 2020
Gregory Fulchiero

Disjointed and clunky at this stage in its evolution. One part fruit and spice, two parts oak = no bueno. Leave alone for 4-5 years.

Disjointed and clunky at this stage in its evolution. One part fruit and spice, two parts oak = no bueno. Leave alone for 4-5 years.

Aug 20th, 2020
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9.7

The 2010 Figeac has a youthful and exuberant bouquet with black cherries, boysenberry, cassis and violets that soar from the glass. There is no stopping the aromatics here. The palate is rich and sensual on the entry with precocious red fruit laced with blood orange and cedar. It firms up a little towards the structured finish that exerts fine grip and there is real persistence in evidence. This is a very classy 2010 Right Bank, this bottle showing even better than the example at BI Wines & Spirits a few days earlier. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal. (Neal Martin, Vinous, April 2020)

The 2010 Figeac has a youthful and exuberant bouquet with black cherries, boysenberry, cassis and violets that soar from the glass. There is no stopping the aromatics here. The palate is rich and sensual on the entry with precocious red fruit laced with blood orange and cedar. It firms up a little towards the structured finish that exerts fine grip and there is real persistence in evidence. This is a very classy 2010 Right Bank, this bottle showing even better than the example at BI Wines & Spirits a few days earlier. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal. (Neal Martin, Vinous, April 2020)

Apr 22nd, 2020
Yianni Stoner

Sweet red fruits and toffee. Second time tasting this bottling.

Sweet red fruits and toffee. Second time tasting this bottling.

Jul 16th, 2019
Eric Egan

Lovely bottle of Chateau Figeac 1970 this evening. Absolutely stunning - this is one of the best wines of the vintage, and one of the best ever Figeac! Full of those luscious qualities that make this a true left bank Saint-Emilion;-)

Lovely bottle of Chateau Figeac 1970 this evening. Absolutely stunning - this is one of the best wines of the vintage, and one of the best ever Figeac! Full of those luscious qualities that make this a true left bank Saint-Emilion;-)

May 18th, 2019
Jeff Loo

Pure Magic. If you thought the 2015 and 2016 were something, this is going to blow you away. On the same level as Ausone and Cheval this vintage. 96-98pts

Pure Magic. If you thought the 2015 and 2016 were something, this is going to blow you away. On the same level as Ausone and Cheval this vintage. 96-98pts

Apr 10th, 2019
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The Cháteau Figeac is coming along beautifully and showing absolutely phenomenal after a decade in bottle. It instany begins to dazzle with its highly perfumed aromatics of ripe dark fruits which are surrounded by wet gravel, toasty oak and lovely nuances of tobacco leaf. On the palate this is displays a gorgeous supple texture with round polished tannins, which are nicely integrated. Showing a wonderful combination of power and class, this continues to impress with its mouth-watering acidity and layers of ripe blackberries, black cherries, crushed mint and roasted coffee flavors that continue to build and leave a lasting impression. Completely compelling now, the 2005 has only just begun to hit its stride, and should continue to provide years of drinking pleasure ahead. Drink 2019-2040- 95

The Cháteau Figeac is coming along beautifully and showing absolutely phenomenal after a decade in bottle. It instany begins to dazzle with its highly perfumed aromatics of ripe dark fruits which are surrounded by wet gravel, toasty oak and lovely nuances of tobacco leaf. On the palate this is displays a gorgeous supple texture with round polished tannins, which are nicely integrated. Showing a wonderful combination of power and class, this continues to impress with its mouth-watering acidity and layers of ripe blackberries, black cherries, crushed mint and roasted coffee flavors that continue to build and leave a lasting impression. Completely compelling now, the 2005 has only just begun to hit its stride, and should continue to provide years of drinking pleasure ahead. Drink 2019-2040- 95

Feb 19th, 2019