1998 Figeac

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-EMILION
  • 90 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 80 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 50071-1998
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($63-$80) Full medium ruby. Rich, new-oaky nose of raspberry, cedar and coffee shows an almost liqueur-like sweetness. Dense, sweet and refined, with superb richness for Figeac. Still quite youthful. Finishes with huge but fine oak-influenced tannins and excellent persistence.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2002
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    A wine in harmony. Extremely bright aromas of black cherry, berry and plum. Full- to medium-bodied, with good, well-integrated and velvety tannins and a long, fruity aftertaste. Very fine.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    As befitting a wine with considerable Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc in the blend, this is a stylish, mid-weight effort with an opulent, complex bouquet of licorice, Asian spices, tobacco, and fruit cake. Obvious black currants, smoke, vanillin, and new saddle leather are prominent in the wine's beautifully-knit flavors. This opulent, rich, concentrated, layered, pure, complex 1998 reveals low acidity as well as ripe tannin, suggesting it will be impossible to resist young.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Mid crimson with development. Really fully evolved nose - lots of meat and blood. Very slightly sweaty note but lots of energetic fruit. Slight streak of rusty nails on the finish.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 38872
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: clover
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Keith Brandt
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: alexvino
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?

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 510 bottles owned
  • 91 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 91 collectors)