0.75 Liter

Chateau Figeac 2016

Saint-Emilion-Bordeaux
€259
345.33 €/Liter
Differential taxation according to § 25a *
Vintage: 2016
Capacity: 0.75 Liter
Alcohol content: 14.0%

Ratings:
  • Parker: 97+/100
  • James Suckling: 99/100
  • Jeff Leve: 100/100
  • Falstaff: 98/100
  • Wine Spectator: 96/100
  • Wine Enthusiast: 98/100
  • Jean-Marc Quarin: 96/100
  • CellarTracker: 97/100

 

Wine Advocate Parker:

The 2016 Figeac is comprised of 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 26% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, the nose is a little broody and reticent at this very youthful stage, slowly unfolding to reveal profound plum preserves, crème de cassis, black raspberries and star anise with hints of moss-covered bark, truffles and tilled loam plus a waft of red currants and raspberry leaves sparks. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is practically quivering with energy, offering glimpses at tightly wound black fruit and mineral/ferrous layers, framed by very firm, ripe tannins and wonderful tension, finishing long with the spices coming through. This will need a good 7-8 years to come round and then should cellar for 40+ years. Very serious, beautifully poised and sophisticated personality this vintage.

James Suckling:

Incredibly deep and complex nose with a slew of black fruit, plus savory and bitter-chocolate notes woven subtly into the extraordinary tapestry of aromas. Titanic concentration, but it still remains so incredibly fresh and poised. Such a pure finish that goes on and on and on. Drinkable now, but best from 2024. 

Jeb Dunnuck:

Another brilliant wine from the genius of Frédéric Faye, the 2016 Château Figeac checks in as 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc that spent 19 months in new French oak. Roughly 75% of the production made it into the grand vin. This deeply colored beauty is a legendary wine in the making and offers ultra-pure aromas and flavors of crème de cassis, smoke tobacco, dried herbs, chocolate, truffle, and graphite. Showing more violets notes with time in the glass, it builds incrementally on the palate, with flawless balance as well as incredible elegance, no hard edges, and a finish that won't quit. Readers will have a blast comparing the 2016 and 2015 vintages over the coming 3-4 decades and this estate is firing on all cylinders. This will most likely merit a triple-digit rating in 7-8 years and keep for 4 decades or more.

Fallstaff:

Deep dark ruby garnet, violet reflections, delicate rim brightening. Underpinned with aromatic herbs like peppermint and cardamom, blackberry notes, hints of cassis and tobacco, scent clearly marked by Cabernet. Tight and taut, dark fruit, pleasant extract sweetness, ripe, supporting tannin, finesse and long lasting, mineral-salty terroir touch, a new milestone for this great winery.

Vinous:

The 2016 Figeac is simply extraordinary. A wine of pure energy and vitality, the 2016 pulses with a real sense of drive. Lavender, mint, crème de cassis and cedar start to develop in the glass, but what is most remarkable about the 2016 is its total sense of harmony. There is natural tension, a sort of push and pull, between the wine's intense fruit and structural underpinnings that makes the 2016 a marvel to taste and contemplate. It was positively stunning in two separate tastings. Technical Director Frédéric Faye and his team made an epic Figeac in 2016.

Shipping costs within Germany

Standard delivery: 6,90 €.
Delivery time: 2-4 working days.
Special feature: From an order value of 150 € no shipping costs will be charged.

Shipping costs within the EU

Standard delivery: 19,90 €
Delivery time: 5-7 working days.

Shipping costs outside the EU

Standard delivery: 34,90 €
Info: Shipping time and costs can vary regarding transport insurance and customs documents.

 

*All prices for a box up to 12 bottles

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