90-93 Points, Antonio Galloni.. Gorgeous. Firm and structured on the palate, the 2013 impresses for its persistence and overall balance. Smoke, dark red cherries, plums and tobacco all flesh out in the glass in a wine backed up with serious density for th
“The 2013 Figeac is gorgeous. Firm and structured on the palate, the 2013 impresses for its persistence and overall balance. Smoke, dark red cherries, plums and tobacco all flesh out in the glass in a wine backed up with serious density for the year. The balance of fruit and tannin is striking. This is a fabulous showing. Much was said and written when Michel Rolland was hired to consult here. Rolland has succeeded greatly in polishing some of the rough edges that were at times present in the past, while allowing the attributes of this site to speak with eloquence. Tasted two times.”
90-93 Points, Antonio Galloni
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc.
Chateau Figeac is an ancient Bordeaux vineyard located in the St. Emilion wine appellation on Bordeaux's right bank. The vineyard area dates back to the Gallo-Roman period of the 2nd century. It is one of the few vineyards that has been continuously occupied for the past two thousand years. In 1661, the estate was passed to the Carles family and was renamed Carles Figeac, and by the late 18th century it had already been owned by the descendants of the Cazes family. In 1947 Thierry Manoncourt took control of the property, and was one of the founders of the Bordeaux Crus Union. Manoncourt was the first to use temperature controlled stainless steel vats in the fermentation rooms.
Following reclassification of Saint Emilion in 2013 when it did not achieve its desired Grand Cru Classe A status, Figeac began making steps to improve their wines, image and marketplace position, bringing in Michel Rolland as a consultant - this move was not popular with St. Emilion traditionalists, but it has paid off for the chateau with improved sales...and ratings.