2008 Figeac

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-ÉMILION
  • 90 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 50071-2008
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    Good deep red-ruby. Aromas of blackcurrant, bitter cherry and licorice. A dense, penetrating midweight, with a strong core of acidity giving shape and grip to its dark fruit and mineral flavors. Minerals and sweet fruit flavors carry through on the long, suave, gripping finish. Classic, uncompromisingly dry claret with firm but nicely buffered tannins.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2011
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Nice cocoa and coffee aromas lead the way for roasted vanilla bean, dark plum and black cherry fruit notes. This is a touch firm, but racy and fleshy enough through the finish, where an old-school lead pencil note lingers nicely. Drink now through 2016.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Restraint makes it all the more inviting. Fresh red fruit with a hint of sandalwood spice. Silky and already refined, harmonious. Scented mid palate, hidden power on the finish. (JH)
    Author: Julia Harding MW
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    Tasted at the Chateau Figeac vertical at the property. The 2008 Figeac has an almost Burgundy-like bouquet that is nicely defined: smudged strawberry, touches of blood orange and even quince coming through. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip. It is perhaps lacking a little substance and feels a little masculine and austere, though that is keeping with the vintage. Foursquare and conservative, this is what you might call an unapologetically |classic| Figeac that should be drunk over the next fifteen years. Tasted June 2015.
    Author: Neal Martin
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  • 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.

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 123 bottles owned
    • 17 collectors