2013 Figeac

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-ÉMILION
  • 91 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 50071-2013-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    Deep red-ruby. Aromas of black cherry, smoke, chocolate mint and underbrush show a caramel nuance; gained sweetness and focus with aeration. Juicy, floral dark fruit and licorice flavors show moderate hang time on the back end, which features dusty tannins and a repeating floral quality.
    Author: Ian D'Agata
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    Tasted at the property, the 2013 Figeac was the first vintage that saw Michel Rolland assist with the blending. It has a very respectable bouquet for the vintage. Serve this blind and see if your guest would suggest it was from this derided vintage. The nose is delineated and fresh with blackberry, wild strawberry and minty scents emanating from the Cabernet component. The palate is well balanced with crisp tannin, well balanced with good substance for a 2013. What I appreciate here is that it maintains the style of Figeac: structured with just a touch of austerity, backed up by a crisp line of acidity and a cedar-tinged finish. If you are intending to purchase a 2013 Right Bank, then I would park you car here. Tasted June 2016.
    Author: Neal Martin
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    This packs a serious core of fig, blackberry and black currant fruit, along with dark tea, ganache and smoldering tobacco leaf notes. The finish is carried by loamy, well-embedded tannins, with a great tug of warm earth providing the final seduction. In many ways the wine of the vintage. Best from 2018 through 2028. 7,983 cases made.
    Author: James Molesworth
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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

    • 44 bottles owned
    • 5 collectors