1982 Figeac 1.5L

France - Bordeaux - St Emilion | Premier Grand Cru Classe B/ Red / Bordeaux Blend   |     Watch

IWC 92(+?)   JR 17.5   Collector 92
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92(+?)

($195-$255) Medium red with an amber edge. Highly nuanced nose combines red- and blackcurrant, mocha, dried herbs, olive, truffle and underbrush. Very dense and sweet, but with terrific penetration and verve thanks to firm, harmonious acidity. Finishes with broad, ripe tannins and superb length. This bottle came across as young and still evolving. Drink now through 2020. (The bottle in the group of '82s was considerably more herbal, with a strong tobacco leaf character, rating a score of 89.)

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 103

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17.5

In magnum. Still deep crimson. Slightly burnt edge. More concentrated than the 1983 on the nose and maybe more complete. The finish was a bit metallic and it did not have the richness or generosity of some 1982s. Quite stern. Was this a good magnum? Thierry Manoncourt pointed out that in a Grand Jury Européenne blind tasting this wine was placed seventh overall and was rated too by an American jury.

Drink Dates: 2000-2020
Author: Jancis Robinson

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Author: Matt1969
Tasted On: 07/16/2011
Very smooth. Significant amounts of sediment.

Rating: 94
Author: Ricknat1
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 04/17/2010
Drink Dates: 2009+
Let breathe for 2 hours. Nose of cedar, smoke, leather, dried herbs, dark fruit and spice. In the mouth, it has extraordinary complexity, elegance and balance. Rich fruit and leather combined perfectly. We love this wine. show no sign of age

Rating: 92
Author: NC
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 07/13/2008
Drink Dates: 2008-2009
When i first opened wine i thought it could be bad. Left in the glasses for an over one hour and it was very good. Drink all that you have - this wine is ready.

Rating: 92
Author: Walter Z
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 07/03/2010

1 of 1 people found this review useful.

Rating: 91
Author: Jito72
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 06/30/2015
Drink Dates: 2000-2028
Very mineral, dark and somehow desnse...with such characteristic aroma of crush/wet stones, mineral and undercover black fruits....this is still very young considering is a '82 and could lasts 10-15 years more easily. This is a style of wine very unique specially for a right bank Bordeaux due to its high C.S. % but have a lot of fans of such unique style and aristocracy.

Average rating: 92, based on 7 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

11 bottles owned by 9 collectors.

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About This Producer

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?

Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend

Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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