1970 Château Figeac

  • 90 WS
  • 89 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 50071-1970-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    ($175) Medium red, with an amber rim. Decadent, mature nose dominated by chocolate, coffee, truffle and underbrush. A rather silky midweight with just enough volume to buffer its slight edge of acidity. Rather developed flavors in the mouth. This bottle seems just past its peak.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2002
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    In magnum. Very, very dark with a watery rim. Very, very intense nose. This is a bit volatile in an old-style way. Not quite enough fat in the middle. Thierry Manoncourt says other bottles have been much better, with more acid.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    This wine has been fully mature for at least a decade, but it continues to exhibit an herb-, mineral-, and plum-scented bouquet, with ripe, lush, expansive flavors that appear to have put on a bit of weight and intensity since the mid-1980s. The tannins have completely melted away, and the overall impression is one of a round, generously endowed, silky-textured wine. I would opt for drinking it over the next 3-5 years, but I have been wrong so many times in the past about the aging potential of Figeac, this wine may last longer.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Medium garnet; ripe, cedary cassis nose; rich, generous cassis flavor; very concentrated, full, ripe and long.
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: Martin Wong
  • Self | Rating:

    IncrA-vel como um vinho com mais de 40 anos pode ainda ter tanta vida. Estava sensacional. Notas de frutas vermelhas, um pouco doce, um pouco spicy, um final com persistA¦ncia mAcdia, bem equilibrado, descendo suave.
    Author: Elsen
Chateau Figeac lies in the north-west part of the Saint-Emilion appellation in an area referred to as "Graves de Saint-Emilion", a location shared with Chateau Cheval Blanc. This sub-division consists of 60 hectares of gravel, which devides it from the limestone slopes near the center of town and the sands along the plain. Unlike most other wines from St. Emilion, Chateau Figeac is not Merlot-based (a grape that thrives on limestone soils). Rather, its Medoc-style blend is dominated by Cabernet, a grape that prefers gravelly soil. The typical composition is 70% Cabernet (half Cabernet Franc, half Cabernet Sauvignon) and only 30% Merlot. This estate consists of 40 hectares producing approximately 10,000 cases. The property is owned by Thierry Manoncourt and family and is classified as a 1er Grand Cru Classe (B). La Grange Neuve de Figeac is the estate's second wine.

Chateau Figeac, featured in The World of Fine Wine: Chateau Figeac Primus Interpares?
Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 84 bottles owned
  • 26 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 26 collectors)