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Château Figeac 2018

Bordeaux - Saint-Émilion - 1er Grand Cru Classé - Château Figeac

Saint-Emilion Classified Growth B

$306.67
Bottle 0.75L
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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
Stored in air-conditioned cellar
Data sheets
Grape varieties
Merlot 37%
Cabernet Sauvignon 33%
Cabernet Franc 30%
Château Figeac

Château Figeac

The Château Figeac is undoubtedly one of the biggest stars of the Saint-Émilion vineyard. The first traces of the wine estate date back to Gallo-Roman times in the 2nd century, when it included a villa belonging to the Figeacus family.

Domaine was burnt down in 1586 during the Wars of Religion, then rebuilt as we know it today. In 1892, Château Figeac passed into the hands of the Manoncourt family, who are still at the helm today.

The estate owes its spectacular growth and influence to Thierry Manoncourt (1917-2010), a visionary and avant-garde agricultural engineer. Today, his wife Marie-France, accompanied by their two daughters Hortense and Blandine, continue to perpetuate the "Figeac spirit" by producing great wines renowned worldwide for their finesse and purity, while maintaining a profound respect for the environment.

With the creation of the Saint-Emilion classification in 1955, Château Figeac was immediately classified among the so-called Premiers Grands Crus Classés (known as "B" until 2006). In September 2022, it was elevated to Premier Grand Cru Classé "A". 

The Château Figeac is planted on a 40-hectare vineyard on three Günzian gravel outcrops, with 35% Cabernet Franc, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. These exceptional geological and viticultural... See more ...

Critics Château Figeac 2018.

Wine Advocate - Robert Parker
97/100
James Suckling
97/100
Wine Spectator
96/100
Jancis Robinson
18/20
Vinous - A. Galloni
98/100

Description Château Figeac 2018.

The year 2018 is a major vintage for the Bordeaux vineyard, particularly successful despite the difficulties. Marked by very contrasting climatic conditions, we will especially remember an extraordinary and hot summer, as well as beautiful months of September and October. This late summer will have allowed the berries to ripen well and to be very concentrated in tannins and color.

Blend of the 2018 vintage: 37% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc.

The robe is an intense deep purple color, dressed with beautiful garnet highlights.

The nose is very expressive, peacocking with aromas of jammy black fruits, raspberry, eucalyptus and mint, underlined by peppery spices and cocoa.

Soft at the attack, it reveals itself fleshy and powerful at the development, carried by fine and structured tannins. With a never-ending aroma in the middle of the mouth, with flavors of small red fruits and blackcurrant, it offers freshness and a lot of energy until its long, noble and persistent finish.

Food and wine pairing:

Chateau Figeac 2018 will pair perfectly with beef Wellington with black garlic, truffled venison steak with chestnuts, chicken ballotines lacquered with full-bodied jus, or snacked veal sous la mère with shiitakes and rutabaga puree.

Try it also with uncooked pressed cheeses: Edam, Gouda, Saint-nectaire, morbier or Salers.

For dessert, it will be particularly delicious with a chocolate layer cake, a black forest or a crunchy praline dessert.

Cellaring potential and tasting:

Château Figeac 2018 is a great nectar built for aging, reaching its peak between 2035 and 2038.

However, it lends itself wonderfully to tasting now, by opening the bottle the night before and having taken care to place it in the room at room temperature. If not, open and decant ideally 5 to 6 hours before tasting.

The bottles will be kept in the cellar protected from light, lying down, at an optimal hygrometric degree of 70 %.

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