38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Franc, 49 hl/ha. Sehr dichtes Purpur mit schwarzer Mitte und lila Rand. Was für ein feingliedriges Parfüm mit Cassis, Walderdbeeren und Brombeeren, dahinter Lakritze, parfümierter Pfeifentabak, Schokopastillen und ein Touch feiner Röstaromen. Am eleganten Gaumen mit hochfeinen Tanninen und guter Struktur, im Rückaroma viel Heidelbeeren. «Alles in Balance und von nichts zu viel», meint Frédéric Faye: es hat Frucht, Frische und Kraft, plus ein nicht enden wollendes Finale. Grandiose Delikatesse, auf (fast) gleichem Niveau wie im letzten Jahr! 19+/20 Punkte.
Wine Advocate Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The 2016 Figeac is comprised of 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 26% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, the nose is a little broody and reticent at this very youthful stage, slowly unfolding to reveal profound plum preserves, crème de cassis, black raspberries and star anise with hints of moss-covered bark, truffles and tilled loam plus a waft of red currants and raspberry leaves sparks. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is practically quivering with energy, offering glimpses at tightly wound black fruit and mineral/ferrous layers, framed by very firm, ripe tannins and wonderful tension, finishing long with the spices coming through. This will need a good 7-8 years to come round and then should cellar for 40+ years. Very serious, beautifully poised and sophisticated personality this vintage.
The 2016 Figeac is simply extraordinary. A wine of pure energy and vitality, the 2016 pulses with a real sense of drive. Lavender, mint, crème de cassis and cedar start to develop in the glass, but what is most remarkable about the 2016 is its total sense of harmony. There is natural tension, a sort of push and pull, between the wine's intense fruit and structural underpinnings that makes the 2016 a marvel to taste and contemplate. It was positively stunning in two separate tastings. Technical Director Frédéric Faye and his team made an epic Figeac in 2016.
Chateau Figeac, 33330 Saint-Emilion, Frankreich/France
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Chateau Figeac, 1st Great Classified Growth of Saint-Emilion, offers the elegance and the refinement of the greatest Bordeaux wines. The estate’s location is remarkable, as are its outstanding terroir and its history, which is inextricably linked to that of Saint-Emilion. Its origins date back to the 2nd century AD and the FIGEACUS family, who gave the estate its name. The Manoncourt family, which has owned the estate for over 120 years, has shaped the unique character of the CHATEAU-FIGEAC of today.