Château Figeac 2018

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Format: 75 cl
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Château Figeac est un 1er Grand Cru Classé de St-Emilion. Ses vignes jouxtent celles de Cheval Blanc et forment, à 40 hectares, le plus grand vignoble de l'appellation. Elles reposent sur un sol profond de graves qui n'est pas sans évoquer le Médoc. L'élevage en bois neuf dure 18 à 22 mois. Château Figeac se distingue également par la part importante de cabernet dans son assemblage (35% cabernet franc, 35% cabernet sauvignon).
Producteur: Château Figeac
Région: Bordeaux
Appellation: Saint-Emilion
Millésime: 2018
Volume (en cl): 75
Couleur: Rouge
Notes de dégustation


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. - LP 04/2021


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. NM March 2021


Superbe bouquet brillant de complexité affichant de nombreuses facettes. Ainsi, il révèle des nuances florales et épicées avec des parfums de violettes et de poivre noir suivis de notes fruitées telles que myrtilles, framboises et cerises, respectivement beaucoup de fraîcheur. Très belle trame tannique en bouche où le vin se distingue par la finesse de ses tannins et la race de sa structure. Que de fraîcheur, de vigueur et d'énergie. On pourrait parler d'une délicatesse ou même d'une délicaresse en phase avec la puissance tannique. La touche juteuse en devient salvatrice ; communément avec la vivacité de l'acidité et les tannins puissants mais polis (ils sont bien élevés !) il en résulte une symbiose exceptionnelle et une persistance fruitée interminable de la finale, où l'on retrouve les notes de cerises qui appuient et souligne la finesse aromatique. C'est un très grand Figeac. 2026-2058 - YB November 2020


13 Jan, 2021 – A powerful, structured Figeac, offering loads of blackberry, blueberry, chocolate, walnut and mushroom with some tobacco. It’s full-bodied with layered, chewy tannins that are polished and beautiful. So impressive and solid. Better than the great 2010? Time will tell. Goes on for a long time. Try after 2026.


Reminiscent of the 2016 with its incredible purity and elegance, the 2018 Château Figeac offers a terrific perfume of crème de cassis, redcurrants, dried earth, tobacco, lead pencil, spring flowers, and exotic spice-driven nuances. Playing in the medium to full-bodied end of the spectrum, it's flawlessly balanced, has silky, polished tannins, and a stunning sense of purity. It doesn't have the sexiness of the 2015, but it's very much in the style of the 2018 vintage with its pure, elegant, haut couture-like style. And it doesn't show a hint of its 100% new oak élevage. Give bottles 4-5 years of bottle age and enjoy over the following 20-30 years. It's not the biggest or richest Saint- Emilion, yet the balance, finesse, and elegance are something to behold. I think it's going to check in behind the 2015 (and maybe the 2019) when all is said and done, but it's unquestionably one of the greatest Figeac in the past 20-30 years. The blend is 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, and the balance Cabernet Franc, raised all in new oak. Another big “Bravo” to the talented director, Frédéric Faye! - JD 11/2021