2018 Chateau Figeac

Red Bordeaux Blend

France / Bordeaux / Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

¥351,100
RP 97
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Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé A

2018 Chateau Figeac, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, France

CHATEAU-FIGEAC 2018, is a fantastic symphony. The grandeur of the vintage is embodied here in a remarkable harmony between the enveloping and round Merlot, the fresh and elegant Cabernet Franc, and the Cabernet Sauvignon with its fine and caressing texture.
The CHATEAU-FIGEAC 2018 delivers here a perfect blend of its famous three grape varieties.

ASSEMBLY
- 37% Merlot
- 33% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 30% Cabernet franc

CLIMATOLOGY AND HARVEST CONDITIONS
In Saint-Emilion, intense rains and storms persist until the beginning of summer, amplifying the requirement for monitoring in the vineyard. In April, temperatures higher than seasonal norms stimulate the growth of the vines. Early and rapid flowering begins on May 25. Early harvests of around ten days are already being announced. From May to mid-July, several episodes of hailstorms in the surrounding area punctuate the evenings. Figeac is spared each time. Idyllic weather sets in from mid-July to the end of the harvest. Without the shadow of a cloud, lulled by warm temperatures and dry air, the grapes complete their growth and begin their maturation. Supported by these very favorable weather conditions, veraison took place at the beginning of August, confirming the precocity of the vintage. In its solar waltz, summer has dried the earth, cleansed the vines, and filled the grapes with sugar. The seeds, a beautiful dark brown color, announce very fine tannins from the end of August. This phenomenon is rarely observed by winegrowers. Thanks to constant vigilance and a magnificent summer, the health status is excellent. Optimal maturity is synonymous with balance and harmony.


HARVEST
from September 17 to October 12, 2018

RP 97

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Rating: (97+). The 2018 Figeac is composed of 37% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Cabernet Franc, with a 3.7 pH and 14% alcohol. Deep garnet-purple in color, it soars out of the glass with opening notes of freshly crushed red and black cherries, mulberries and ripe, juicy plums, followed by hints of violets, damp soil, cedar chest, crushed rocks and pencil shavings. The medium-bodied, elegantly styled palate features bags of freshness and exquisitely ripe, beautifully poised tannins to support the bright, energetic black and red fruit layers, finishing on a lingering fragrant earth note. This is absolutely recognizable as being cut from the same cloth as old-school Figeac, but all the recent vineyard and winemaking improvements have unveiled the beautifully ripe, intense, nuanced potential here. Bravo to managing director/winemaker Frédéric Faye and his team! Although there is a lot to love about this wine right now, give it 5-6 years for the oak to fully integrate and the underlying perfume suggestions to emerge, then enjoy over the next 20-25 years or more. Reviewed by: Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Issue date: April 2021, Drinking window: 2026 - 2051.

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RP 97

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Rating: (97+). The 2018 Figeac is composed of 37% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Cabernet Franc, with a 3.7 pH and 14% alcohol. Deep garnet-purple in color, it soars out of the glass with opening notes of freshly crushed red and black cherries, mulberries and ripe, juicy plums, followed by hints of violets, damp soil, cedar chest, crushed rocks and pencil shavings. The medium-bodied, elegantly styled palate features bags of freshness and exquisitely ripe, beautifully poised tannins to support the bright, energetic black and red fruit layers, finishing on a lingering fragrant earth note. This is absolutely recognizable as being cut from the same cloth as old-school Figeac, but all the recent vineyard and winemaking improvements have unveiled the beautifully ripe, intense, nuanced potential here. Bravo to managing director/winemaker Frédéric Faye and his team! Although there is a lot to love about this wine right now, give it 5-6 years for the oak to fully integrate and the underlying perfume suggestions to emerge, then enjoy over the next 20-25 years or more. Reviewed by: Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Issue date: April 2021, Drinking window: 2026 - 2051.

2018 Chateau Figeac, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, France

CHATEAU-FIGEAC 2018, is a fantastic symphony. The grandeur of the vintage is embodied here in a remarkable harmony between the enveloping and round Merlot, the fresh and elegant Cabernet Franc, and the Cabernet Sauvignon with its fine and caressing texture.
The CHATEAU-FIGEAC 2018 delivers here a perfect blend of its famous three grape varieties.

ASSEMBLY
- 37% Merlot
- 33% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 30% Cabernet franc

CLIMATOLOGY AND HARVEST CONDITIONS
In Saint-Emilion, intense rains and storms persist until the beginning of summer, amplifying the requirement for monitoring in the vineyard. In April, temperatures higher than seasonal norms stimulate the growth of the vines. Early and rapid flowering begins on May 25. Early harvests of around ten days are already being announced. From May to mid-July, several episodes of hailstorms in the surrounding area punctuate the evenings. Figeac is spared each time. Idyllic weather sets in from mid-July to the end of the harvest. Without the shadow of a cloud, lulled by warm temperatures and dry air, the grapes complete their growth and begin their maturation. Supported by these very favorable weather conditions, veraison took place at the beginning of August, confirming the precocity of the vintage. In its solar waltz, summer has dried the earth, cleansed the vines, and filled the grapes with sugar. The seeds, a beautiful dark brown color, announce very fine tannins from the end of August. This phenomenon is rarely observed by winegrowers. Thanks to constant vigilance and a magnificent summer, the health status is excellent. Optimal maturity is synonymous with balance and harmony.


HARVEST
from September 17 to October 12, 2018

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