2016 Château Figeac

Red Bordeaux Blend

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru,  Bordeaux,  France

$335
JD 98
RP 97
V 98
Size:
Quantità:

6 pezzi in magazzino.

Premier Grand Cru Classé B

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JD 98

Jeb Dunnuck

Another brilliant wine from the genius of Frédéric Faye, the 2016 Château Figeac checks in as 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc that spent 19 months in new French oak. Roughly 75% of the production made it into the grand vin. This deeply colored beauty is a legendary wine in the making and offers ultra-pure aromas and flavors of crème de cassis, smoke tobacco, dried herbs, chocolate, truffle, and graphite. Showing more violets notes with time in the glass, it builds incrementally on the palate, with flawless balance as well as incredible elegance, no hard edges, and a finish that won't quit. Readers will have a blast comparing the 2016 and 2015 vintages over the coming 3-4 decades and this estate is firing on all cylinders. This will most likely merit a triple-digit rating in 7-8 years and keep for 4 decades or more. Reviewed by Jeb Dunnuck. Tasting date: February 28, 2019. Drinking window: 2026-2066.
RP 97

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

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. Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. Issue date: November 30, 2018. Drinking window: 2025-2065.
V 98

Vinous

The 2016 Figeac has a nose of real pedigree, featuring very well-defined, ferrous black fruit with hints of truffle and tobacco and conveying exceptional mineralité and tension. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins, a fine bead of acidity and wonderful structure and density toward the finish. This is a seriously fine proposition, although it is a surly Saint-Émilion that may well close down for a while before blazing brightly in 15–20 years’ time. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting. Reviewed by Neal Martin. Tasting date: January 2020. Drinking window: 2023 - 2060.

2016 Chateau Figeac, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, France

Saint-Émilion Premier Grand Cru classé since 1955.

  • Owned by the Manoncourt family since 1892. 54 hectares (133 acres) in a single block, all First Classified Growth.
  • 41 hectares (101 acres) under vines.
  • Second wine: Petit-Figeac (formerly Grange Neuve de Figeac from 1945 to 2011).
  • Approx. 120,000 bottles of Château-Figeac/year, 40,000 for Petit-Figeac.
  • An iconic label, created in 1906 by Thierry Manoncourt’s uncle.
  • 3 Gunzian gravel outcrops (altitude 39m, depth. approx. 7m) flint and quartz on blue clay.
  • Unusual varietal mix in which Cabernet Sauvignon predominates: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and only 1/3 Merlot
  • Average age of the vines: 35
  • Oldest vines in production: Merlots planted in 1921 275,000 vines, each considered as an individual
  • Average yield: 40hl/ha Grapes harvested by hand, traditional and intra-plot vinification using a gravity-feed process, sustainable viticulture
  • Maturing: 100% in new oak barrels, 15 to 18 months
  • Consultant winemaker: Michel Rolland
  • Certification and commitments to the environment: ISO 14001 certification in 2015 under the first Environmental Management System for Bordeaux vineyards; Level 3 HVE High Environmental Value certification. Registered as a wildlife reserve since 2013.
  • All wine sold to Bordeaux professionals (Place de Bordeaux), en primeur sales. 

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JD 98

Jeb Dunnuck

Another brilliant wine from the genius of Frédéric Faye, the 2016 Château Figeac checks in as 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc that spent 19 months in new French oak. Roughly 75% of the production made it into the grand vin. This deeply colored beauty is a legendary wine in the making and offers ultra-pure aromas and flavors of crème de cassis, smoke tobacco, dried herbs, chocolate, truffle, and graphite. Showing more violets notes with time in the glass, it builds incrementally on the palate, with flawless balance as well as incredible elegance, no hard edges, and a finish that won't quit. Readers will have a blast comparing the 2016 and 2015 vintages over the coming 3-4 decades and this estate is firing on all cylinders. This will most likely merit a triple-digit rating in 7-8 years and keep for 4 decades or more. Reviewed by Jeb Dunnuck. Tasting date: February 28, 2019. Drinking window: 2026-2066.
RP 97

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

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. Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. Issue date: November 30, 2018. Drinking window: 2025-2065.
V 98

Vinous

The 2016 Figeac has a nose of real pedigree, featuring very well-defined, ferrous black fruit with hints of truffle and tobacco and conveying exceptional mineralité and tension. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins, a fine bead of acidity and wonderful structure and density toward the finish. This is a seriously fine proposition, although it is a surly Saint-Émilion that may well close down for a while before blazing brightly in 15–20 years’ time. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting. Reviewed by Neal Martin. Tasting date: January 2020. Drinking window: 2023 - 2060.

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