Château Figeac

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend

9.378 ratings
9.218 pro ratings
St. Émilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

Steak wine. Allen Brothers comparison of Wagyu Ribcaps & Ribcovers.

Both are ridiculous but, the Waqyu is like melted butter with just the right of creamy fat over the top.

The Figeau is better than critically advertised. Ripe, creamy raspberries, blackberries, black plums, dark cherries, dark chocolate, dark spice, mocha, limestone, river stone, dark, rich earth, earth, tobacco, leather, cedar to saddle-wood, moist clay, graphite, toasted barrel shavings, dark, withering, blue @ purple florals. Acidity for days. The finish shows great tension, structure, length & balance. The best is yet to come. The finish is, ripe, candied, floral, dark cola, well knitted & balanced persisting several minutes.

Better in 7-8 years plus.

For me, this is an hour & half meal meant to be savored. I was still enjoying long after everyone else was done.

Steak wine. Allen Brothers comparison of Wagyu Ribcaps & Ribcovers.

Both are ridiculous but, the Waqyu is like melted butter with just the right of creamy fat over the top.

The Figeau is better than critically advertised. Ripe, creamy raspberries, blackberries, black plums, dark cherries, dark chocolate, dark spice, mocha, limestone, river stone, dark, rich earth, earth, tobacco, leather, cedar to saddle-wood, moist clay, graphite, toasted barrel shavings, dark, withering, blue @ purple florals. Acidity for days. The finish shows great tension, structure, length & balance. The best is yet to come. The finish is, ripe, candied, floral, dark cola, well knitted & balanced persisting several minutes.

Better in 7-8 years plus.

For me, this is an hour & half meal meant to be savored. I was still enjoying long after everyone else was done.

Nov 14th, 2020
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
LM Segal

Bold graphite and milk chocolate, red fruit led a seamless and silky palate that was simply the essence of yummy. A few more years to go but less than 5.

Bold graphite and milk chocolate, red fruit led a seamless and silky palate that was simply the essence of yummy. A few more years to go but less than 5.

1 person found it helpfulSep 9th, 2020
Jay Christianson

Winemaker Canyon Wind and Anemoi

8.4

A bit heavy on Brett in 2005 to allow the wine to express the glorious fruit and structure that's there. Too bad, this would have sung.

A bit heavy on Brett in 2005 to allow the wine to express the glorious fruit and structure that's there. Too bad, this would have sung.

Dec 2nd, 2016
Christophe Hedges

One of the best SE I've had, especially for the price, but my son said it lacks a bit of contextual depth.

One of the best SE I've had, especially for the price, but my son said it lacks a bit of contextual depth.

May 15th, 2016
Maggie Hedges

Still grippy and bright. I think the reputation outpaces the actual wine a bit. Very enjoyable, but I also didn't have to buy it.

Still grippy and bright. I think the reputation outpaces the actual wine a bit. Very enjoyable, but I also didn't have to buy it.

May 15th, 2016
Antonio Gianola

I think I have a new favorite St Emilion

I think I have a new favorite St Emilion

Oct 27th, 2015
Winn Roberton

Who says cab Sauv isn't great on the right bank?? This bottles begs to differ.

Who says cab Sauv isn't great on the right bank?? This bottles begs to differ.

Apr 23rd, 2015
Christina Abaluche

Vintner Abaluche Wine Company

9.1

Mmmmmm St Emilion dirt....

Mmmmmm St Emilion dirt....

Apr 2nd, 2014
Anthony Weytjens

Winemaker & Estate Manager at Edge Hill Estate

8.8

A little bretty but not overwhelming. Added complexity

A little bretty but not overwhelming. Added complexity

Feb 2nd, 2014