Figeac 2018 1.5L

Figeac 2018 1.5L

Region: Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Blend: 33% Cabernet Sauvignon , 30% Cabernet franc, 37% Merlot



Chateau Figeac 2018 is a highly acclaimed Bordeaux wine produced in the Saint-Emilion appellation of France. This vintage is a blend of 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, and 30% Cabernet Franc grapes. On the nose, it offers aromas of black fruits, such as blackberry and cassis, with hints of vanilla, spices, and a touch of floral notes. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied with a rich and velvety texture, showcasing flavors of dark fruits, chocolate, and tobacco. The tannins are firm but ripe, providing a long and smooth finish. Overall, Chateau Figeac 2018 is a powerful and complex wine that demonstrates the exceptional quality of the vintage. It has the potential to age for decades and is a true representation of the excellence of Saint-Emilion wines.

Robert Parker - 97+ Points

"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."

Antonio Galloni - 98 Points

"The 2018 Figeac is a regal, aristocratic Saint-Émilion. Vertical in feel, Figeac possesses stunning energy and vibrancy right out of the gate. Dark cherry, plum, mocha, licorice, rose petal and spice all open with a bit of coaxing. Figeac is a bit restrained today, but it won't be an issue in another few years' time. Figeac is not an obvious wine, but it is superb."