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2016 Château Figeac Château Figeac, St. Émilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France

In Bond case price:
£4,000.00
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Émilion Grand Cru
Producer Château Figeac
Vintage 2016
Type Red (Dry)
Grape Variety Red Bordeaux Blend
ABV 14.0%
Format 1x1200cl
Packaging Original Wood Case
Duty Status In Bond
Provenance Purchased by Liquid Assets on release from a UK-based merchant; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility
Condition Case securely sealed with château bands
Stock 1 case (in stock and available immediately)

100 Neal Martin, Vinous (January 2019)

The 2016 Figeac was bottled at the end of July 2018, since Frédéric Faye wanted to give the wine more time in barrel to develop more harmony. The stunning 24-carat bouquet rivets you to the spot with brilliant delineation and mineral-rich red fruit that articulates its terroir as well as any Right Bank you will find. The palate is medium-bodied with svelte tannin, perfect acidity, wonderfully integrated new oak and enormous depth toward the fresh, pencil-box- and cedar-infused finish. This is a classic Figeac, up there with the 1947 and 1949, both recently re-tasted and testifying to a wine that genuinely belongs among the elite Saint-Émilions. Faye believes it is the best Figeac he has ever made. He is correct.

97+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate (November 2018)

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.

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