97+

Parker

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CHATEAU FIGEAC, 2018

SAINT-EMILION GRAND CRU

" Deep purple-black in color, it is bursting with bright aromas of black and red cherries, cassis, warm plums, and wild blueberries, as well as fragrant notes of violets, star anise, plowed earth, and forest floor, with hints of Ceylon tea and chocolate box. Full-bodied and bursting with energetic, crisp black and blue fruits, it has a rock-solid, firm, grainy frame and plenty of bright, refreshing sparks that lift the dense layers of the very long, savory finish. Wow - the Cabernet is really coming into its own in this vintage, and it's good. The signature of this wine is so clear, so defined, that it is a Bordeaux wine without equal. In my opinion, this is the best Figeac ever made. " Wine Advocate - Parker
GRAPE VARIETIES 43% of cabernet sauvignon, 28% of cabernet franc, 29% of merlot
AROMAS Fruity, spicy, floral, liquorice, chocolate, mocha
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING Roasted leg of lamb, hare à la royale
MARK 97+/100
CLASSIFICATION 1er Grand Cru Classé B, Saint-Emilion
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL

 

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Détail du vignoble

AGRICULTURE Sustainable - High Environmental Value (HEV) certification
GRAPE VARIETIES Cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc
VINEYARD SURFACE AREA 40 hectares
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 100,000 bottles
HARVEST Manual
SOIL Three gravel hilltops composed of quartz, flint and blue clay in subsoil

 

Histoire et anecdotes

Château Figeac is classified “B” as Premier Grand Cru in Saint-Emilion appellation. The estate would be named after the Figeacus family who, in the 2nd century, settled where the actual Château is.

The estate's history started in the 15th century. Several owners succeeded each other and some of them sold plots which are now part of the Cheval Blanc vineyard. In 1892, the estate became the Manoncourt family’s property. Thierry Manoncourt, forerunner of the vineyard scientific approach, is behind the creation of the Figeac style.

Figeac’s nickname is “the most Medoc of the Saint-Emilion” because of its atypical grape varieties mainly composed of Cabernet.

The estate has 12 hectares of pasture, 100-year-old trees, as well as a large orchard, which is in favour of biodiversity and the development of pollinating insects.

CHATEAU FIGEAC

Caractéristiques

GRAPE VARIETIES 43% of cabernet sauvignon, 28% of cabernet franc, 29% of merlot
AROMAS Fruity, spicy, floral, liquorice, chocolate, mocha
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING Roasted leg of lamb, hare à la royale
MARK 97+/100
CLASSIFICATION 1er Grand Cru Classé B, Saint-Emilion
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL