The resurgent Chateau Figeac has been one of the real must-buys over the last handful of en primeur campaigns. The 2022 has just been released, and with scores of up to 98-100 points, should turn out to be among the best wines ever made here. It’s going to be a real trophy for those able to get their hands on a case.
Figeac is a fascinating St Emilion. Its gravelly soils are well suited to Cabernet, so the blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc and Merlot is rare on the Right Bank. This blend gives a wine of power, structure and class. After a few years in the wilderness, it has roared back to form in recent years and is now, perhaps, better than ever, and demand is soaring.
The 2022 is superb. William Kelley scores it at a potentially perfect 98-100 points and a note that describes Figeac as “a brilliant wine with which to celebrate this property’s elevation to Premier Grand Cru Classé “A” status”. It’s the same score awarded by Jeff Leve, who found “seemingly endless waves of black, blue, and red fruits, with their natural spiciness and purity is off the hook”. Neal Martin and Lisa Perrotti-Brown give it a stellar 97-99 points.
Offered subject to remaining unsold. Available in late 2024 / early 2025.
2022 Chateau Figeac
SGD $2,730 ($2,948.40 inc GST) per case (6*75cl OWC)
SGD $2,740 ($2,959.20 inc GST) per case mags (3*150cl OWC
A blend of 35% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Franc and 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2022 Figeac is a brilliant wine with which to celebrate this property’s elevation to Premier Grand Cru Classé “A” status. Wafting from the glass with aromas of raspberries and cassis mingled with notions of iris, forest floor, cigar wrapper and pencil lead, it’s medium to full-bodied, pure and perfumed, with a deep and multidimensional core of fruit, bright acids and beautifully refined tannins. Serious yet civilized, it’s the quintessential Figeac, testament to the late Thierry Manoncourt’s vision to plant such a large proportion of Cabernet, and on drought-resistant rootstocks. Such is the inherent complexity of Figeac’s terroirs that harvest took place sub-block by sub-block between September 1st and 25th. Congratulations are in order for the Manoncourt family, director Frédéric Faye, consulting winemaker Thomas Duclos and all their team.
98-100 points William Kelley
It takes nothing to sense all the intensity, freshness, and depth here. But, more importantly, it is the character. The wine is sensuous, sultry, and lively. The fruits are drenched in cashmere, and velvet that caresses your palate. The levels of depth, richness, opulence, and vibrancy must be felt to be believed. The finish, with its seemingly endless waves of black, blue, and red fruits, with their natural spiciness and purity is off the hook. The seamless finish looks at the 60 second mark, and keeps on going! This is the first vintage for Chateau Figeac as Premier Cru Classe A. With this wine, it is clear they deserve it. The wine blends 35% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Franc, and 31% Cabernet Sauvignon. 8% Press wine. 14% ABV, 3.7 pH. Picking took place September 1 – September 26. This is the earliest harvest in the history of Figeac. Yields were 34 hectoliters per hectare. Drink from 2027-2065
98-100 points Jeff Leve
The 2022 Figeac was picked between 1-26 September with the pH of 3.7 and 14% alcohol. This wine combines both Left Bank and Right Bank traits due to its blend (as usual), but this year leans more to the Right Bank despite a slightly lower contribution of Cabernet Sauvignon. It is very well defined, fresh and shows lively black fruit, incense and nuanced Chinese tea aromas. The palate is beautifully balanced with a lightly spiced entry, fine depth and with plenty of concentration counterbalanced by finesse toward the graphite-infused finish. Its saline aftertaste beckons you back for another sip. An appropriate way to start your tenure as a Grand Cru Classé “A”.
97-99 points Neal Martin
A blend of 35% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Franc, and 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2022 Figeac is deep garnet-purple in color. It rolls out of the glass with eager-to-please scents of juicy blackberries, plum preserves, and warm cassis, followed by hints of cardamom, chocolate mint, and cumin seed with fragrant wafts of rose oil and violets. The concentrated, medium to full-bodied palate is simply electric, shimmering with red and black fruit layers and loads of mineral and floral sparks, framed by firm, grainy tannins and amazing tension, finishing very long and energetic. This is so vibrant it tingles on the palate! pH 3.70.
97-99 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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