Château Figeac Saint-Émilion Premier Grand Cru Classé 'B' 2018
Located in the heart of the Saint-Émilion area, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Château-Figeac is the flagship estate of a family that has always been committed to promoting and advancing the region’s prestige and reputation. Spanning 54 hectares (133 acres) in a single sweep, the entire estate has First Growth status, though nearly a quarter is left unplanted with vines in order to preserve a high-quality living environment and an overall natural balance.
A historic Saint-Émilion estate, Château-Figeac has been in the same family for nearly 130 years, since 1892. Between 1947 and 2010, Thierry Manoncourt created the “Figeac style”, with an instinct for innovation and a respect for nature that were well ahead of their time. Responsible for instilling close attention to the environment and biodiversity, he rooted Château-Figeac in modernity and laid the foundations for what it has since become, establishing lasting lines of force.
37% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc Medium deep colour. Really lovely dark plum mulberry dark chocolate aromas.Generous and supple with phynomenal density powerful dusty graphite tannins, volume and fruit sweetness, superb viscosity. Really well balanced with integrated mineral acidity and lovely roasted nut oak complexity. Pure and beautiful. Undeniably a great Figeac vintage. This will part of my coup de Coeur. - Andrew Caillard MW, 99 points
The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - 37% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc
Country - France
Region - Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux
Vintage - 2018
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 14.5%