Château Figeac 2018 - 1st Great Cru Class B

CHATEAU-FIGEAC, 1er Grand Cru Classé de Saint Emilion, offers the elegance and refinement of the greatest wines of Bordeaux.

Unique, recognizable, distinguished, CHATEAU-FIGEAC expresses all the elegance of the great Bordeaux wines. It draws its character from an exceptional and complex terroir, marked by 3 rumps of Güntzian gravel. Resulting from a grape variety 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Cabernet Franc and 30% Merlot, its dominant of Cabernet is one of its characteristics. Its unique style is revealed and enriched over time.

This great wine is distinguished by a rich nose and a beautiful aromatic complexity. On the palate, Cabernet Sauvignon reveals, when young, a beautiful floral aspect accompanied by great structure as it ages. The Cabernet Franc brings a lot of finesse to the tannins and the Merlot brings roundness and body. The attack is frank, the silky matter, the elegant complexity.

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Dark and purple color. Intense, fine, fruity, ripe, suave, spicy and yet fresh nose. Soft at the attack, ultra melting at the development, very, very aromatic and accompanied by a fine fatness that I have never known at this age, this very hedonistic wine (it is new) caresses the palate. To its usual aesthetic is added a suave, noble and fresh finish. It is very good. The blend between 37% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 33% Cabernet Sauvignon gives it a very happy balance. Note that in 2018, the share of cabernet sauvignon has decreased (very tannic grape variety) and that of cabernet franc has increased (more aromatic grape variety).

           Jean-Marc Quarin

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Data sheet

36% cabernet franc, 34% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot
Alcohol level
2030 - 2060

Jean-Marc Quarin  -  Noté 97/100

James Suckling  -  Noté 98/100              

Neal Martin  - Noté 98+/100

Jancis Robinson  -  Noté 97/100

Wine Advocate / Lisa Perrotti  -  

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