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  • Country ranking ?

    290
  • Producer ranking ?

    2
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    from 2020

The Story

With its pedigree style, CHATEAU-FIGEAC epitomises the elegance of the great wines of Bordeaux.

The wine’s individual character is drawn from an outstanding, complex terroir, characterised by three Gunzian gravel outcrops. Made from a grape composition of 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Cabernet Franc and 30% Merlot, its Cabernet majority is one of its features.Its unique style gradually shows through and develops over time. 

Some vintages, such as the 2001 can be enjoyed in the first years; however, CHATEAU-FIGEAC is recognized for its ability to age for many years. Numerous legendary vintages, such as 1943, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1955, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1970, 1971, 1975, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1989, 1990, 2005, 2009 and 2010 testify to this. This great wine displays a distinctive rich nose that has wonderful aromatic complexity.

On the palate, the Cabernet Sauvignon reveals lovely floral aromas in the first year then, as the wine ages, great structure on the palate. The Cabernet Franc brings lots of freshness in the tannins, and the Merlot contributes roundness and flesh. The attack on the palate is clean, the texture is silky, and the complexity elegant.

The characteristic freshness of FIGEAC is underpinned by great length of flavour. With its long ageing potential, the wine goes on in time to reveal hints of forest floor, leather, cigar-box and liquorice –always with its hallmark elegance.

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Tasted in October 2016. Fabulous stuff. Excellent ripeness of fruit and tannin, extremely refined and focused, great precision, excellent balance and rivetting finish. Figeac is back for good!

  • 97p
Very ripened and intense mixture of red and dark fruit, complex and concentrated aroma. There were quite a lot of tannin in mouth but very silky and smooth, accompanying plenty of freshness and acidity. Very long finish. The wine was integrated and well balance between the powerful intense fruit and elegance freshness. 96-97+
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Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Very elegant and persistent aroma, multi-layered with dark berries, cherries and hint of plums, mild spices in the background. On the palate well structured with sweet fruit, excellent length and weight. A truly great wine, very Figeac, with freshness and minerality.
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Origin

Saint-Emilion, Saint-Emilion

Vintage Quality

Extraordinary

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

No Potential

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97p
 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Château de Figeac 2015  ( Château de Figeac )

Tasted in October 2016. Fabulous stuff. Excellent ripeness of fruit and tannin, extremely refined and focused, great precision, excellent balance and rivetting finish. Figeac is back for good!

10m 26d ago

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 Winnie Wing-Yin Ng , Wine Writer (Finland)  tasted  Château de Figeac 2015  ( Château de Figeac )

"Very ripened and intense mixture of red and dark fruit, complex and concentrated aroma. There were quite a lot of tannin in mouth but very silky and smooth, accompanying plenty of freshness and acidity. Very long finish. The wine was integrated and well balance between the powerful intense fruit and elegance freshness. 96-97+"

1y 4m ago

98p
 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château de Figeac 2015  ( Château de Figeac )

"Deep colour. Intense liquorice, cassis, pastille, praline aromas. Fresh sweet fruit flavours, pastille, dark chocolate flavours, fine plentiful ripe velvet tannins and underlying savoury oak. Graphite finish. Lovely balanced wine with vigour and dimension. A great Figeac - totally controlled and balanced. Gorgeous wine. 29% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon. 98 points "

1y 5m ago

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 Will Gardener / Nickolls & Perks, Wine Dealer (United Kingdom)  tasted  Château de Figeac 2015  ( Château de Figeac )

"Figeac - 29% Merlot 28% Cabernet Franc 43% Cabernet Sauvignon
Quite a deep colour, the nose is concentrated for sure, complex with violet and a savoury edge, touch of balsamic, a dense palate, restrained like the 2010, earthy notes again of the Cabernet Sauvignon coming through, inky, quite powerful, solid and strict. There is plenty of ripeness, this is balanced, a fine Figeac. 94- 96/100, 2024-2045"

1y 5m ago

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château de Figeac 2015  ( Château de Figeac )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Very elegant and persistent aroma, multi-layered with dark berries, cherries and hint of plums, mild spices in the background. On the palate well structured with sweet fruit, excellent length and weight. A truly great wine, very Figeac, with freshness and minerality. "

1y 5m ago

95p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château de Figeac 2015  ( Château de Figeac )

"Deep ruby. Dark fruits, some spices, fruity, blackberries, tight, scented, nuanced, floral notes behind. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fresh, fruity,d ark berries, spices, detailed, juicy, nuanced, minerals, long, almost delicate yet intense, long. Lots of finesse. 2030-2070 94-96"

1y 5m ago

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