1995 Figeac 750ml

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

WS 95   WA 89   Collector 88
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

Best Figeac in years. Loads of blackberry, chocolate and stones. Full-bodied and concentrated with masses of tannins and fruit. Long, long finish. Needs time. 9,500 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2002+
Author: James Suckling


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Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

The 50th anniversary release of the proprietors, the Manoncourt family, the 1995 Figeac is a gorgeously complex, dark ruby-colored wine that is all delicacy and complexity. The multidimensional, alluring, smoky, toasty, Asian spice, menthol, and cherry-scented nose is followed by soft, round, rich, kirsch-like flavors intermixed with black currants, herbs, and weedy tobacco. While it is less impressive in the mouth, the nose is outstanding. This is a soft, forward style of Figeac that can be drunk young or cellared.

Drink Dates: 1998-2010
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 115

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 92
Author: Connaisseurs
Trust Rating: 1
Tasted On: 01/20/2011
Seems closed, no potential for improving much

0 of 2 people found this review useful.


Rating: 84
Author: botro
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 11/21/2009
Drink Dates: 2000-2005
This wine did not do much for me. Last tasted several years ago, consistent notes and has not evolved. Remains flat and tannic with little fruit. Is it middle aged? Might it require hours of decanting? Bad bottles? Will taste again in several years.

Average rating: 86, based on 4 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

864 bottles owned by 198 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.

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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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