2015 Chateau Figeac Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

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  • Double 100 Point Figeac Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
  • "A Hold Onto Your Hat Wine, the 2015 Figeac Is Pure Perfection" ~100 JD
  • 97 Point Stellar Vintage ~Vinous Media
  • TOP Quality Saint Emilion Grand Cru: 1er Grand Cru Clasé A
  • Winemaker Consultant, Michel Rolland
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About the Wine

"This is one of those rare gems that carries huge intensity and richness, yet still glides across the palate with no sense of weight or heaviness. Winemaker Frédéric Faye thinks the 2016 is even better but that certainly isn’t stopping me from giving this crazy good wine a triple digit score. Everyone owes it to themselves to try and taste this wine at least once!" ~100 Points Jeb Dunnuck

Château-Figeac has always been acknowledged as one of the top Bordeaux wines with the best ageing potential.

Chateau Figeac isn't just any winery; it's a piece of Bordeaux's past. With roots tracing back to ancient times, this estate has stood the test of time, producing wines that honor centuries of craftsmanship.

Exploring the grounds of Chateau Figeac reveals a blend of ancient and modern. From Roman remnants to Renaissance architecture, every corner tells a story of the past, inviting visitors to experience Bordeaux's heritage firsthand.

Guided by Thierry Manoncourt's vision, Chateau Figeac embraces progress while staying true to tradition. With innovations like stainless steel fermentation vats and the introduction of second wines, the estate stands as a pioneer in modern winemaking.

After a period of evolution, Chateau Figeac is back and better than ever. Under Michel Rolland's guidance, the estate has reclaimed its Prime status.

Aging: in French oak barrels. 

Tasting NotesOn the nose, the wildly appealing Merlot notes of its youth give way to striking depth that is balm to the soul of all Cabernet lovers.Its aromas reflect the lightness of the soil, expressed in a highly subtle, ethereal bouquet in which notes of peony, infused fruit and graphite demonstrate bright vitality. The two-thirds of Cabernet in the blend quite literally sculpt the body, strengthening the grip from the mid-palate and rolling out a long, taut and vibrant backbone with very pure mineral notes on the finish. The whole is perfectly enfolded in lush, satin tannins in the style of the highest of high fashion. With time, the wine develops flavours of tobacco-leaf with hints of black truffle, while retaining incomparable freshness of fruit. A glimpse of perfection…

Reviews

From the very first sip you see why certain wines just have a hold on the imagination. This has the full intensity of St-Émilion with none of the need to shout about it or push its point home. It's just effortlessly intense and confident, with flavours of liquorice, pencil shavings, damson and cassis. It has wonderful freshness and balance, and full grip from firm tannins. Complex and persistent, this is an absolute joy to taste. 100% new oak. Drinking Window 2023 - 2042. ~100 Points Decanter

A hold onto your hat wine, the 2015 Château Figeac is pure perfection. A blend of 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 28% Cabernet Franc, its deep purple color is followed by a huge nose of crème de cassis, black raspberries, smoked earth, and graphite. This is followed by a full-bodied, opulent and incredibly concentrated Saint-Emilion that has everything in the right places, no hard edges, thrilling purity of fruit, and a great, great finish. This is one of those rare gems that carries huge intensity and richness, yet still glides across the palate with no sense of weight or heaviness. Winemaker Frédéric Faye thinks the 2016 is even better but that certainly isn’t stopping me from giving this crazy good wine a triple digit score. Everyone owes it to themselves to try and taste this wine at least once! ~100 Points Jeb Dunnuck

Dominated by the two Cabernets--Sauvignon and Franc--this is a beautifully structured wine. Firm tannins and ripe black currants give a perfumed character that is ripe, dense and impressive. The wine has enormous potential, with great tannins and fruit. Drink from 2027. *Cellar Selection* ~98 Wine Enthusiast

The recent leaps and bounds in improvements that have occurred at this great estate, equating to a dramatic increase in intensity and complexity—without compromising the husky, soft-spoken, sultry voice that is Figeac—is a monumental achievement. Kudos to Frederic Faye and his team for so beautifully expressing what was clearly an extraordinary vintage at Chateau Figeac! Blended of 29% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Figeac reveals vibrant black cherries, cassis, red currants, black plums and licorice notes with touches of cigar boxes, bouquet garni, potpourri, damp soil and black pepper. Medium-bodied, delicately crafted and with nuanced, quietly intense layers of vivacious red and black fruits, the palate features a solid frame of polished, rounded tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and minerally. ~97+ Wine Advocate

Fabulous aromas of blackberries, black licorice and lavender. Rose petals, too. Full-bodied, deep and powerful with a sexy tannin texture of plush velvet. Long and caressing. Muscular and poised. Needs until 2022 to come together but a modern and focused Figeac. ~97 James Suckling

One of the real standouts of the vintage, the 2015 Figeac soars out of the glass with stunning aromatic presence and beautifully layered fruit. Powerful and yet also light on its feet, it is wonderfully complex from start to finish. Plum, mocha, spice, new leather and menthol gradually open up, but the 2015 is most remarkable for its sensual perfume and exceptional overall balance. This is the first vintage the winemaking team followed a new protocol designed to maintain purity of fruit and aromas by reducing contact with oxygen during the first year of aging. The 2015 Figeac is magnificent. ~97 Vinous

Densely packed, with crème de cassis, raspberry reduction and plum sauce flavors allied to notes of loam, warm cast iron and roasted apple wood. Shows terrific cut and energy, with the iron element helping to push the finish along and letting the fruit linger. Among the more backward wines of the vintage, so patience is required. Best from 2028 through 2045 ~96 Wine Spectator.

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