2020 (barrel sample) 98+p
Tasted in May 2021. 32% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Franc and 31% Cabernet Sauvignon. 13.9% alcohol. Fabulous nose of well-scented raspberries and redcurrants, classy and sophisticated, tremendous on the mid-palate with a constant stream of creamy berries and grained tannin. A great contribution of Cabernet Franc here. It’ll challenge the 2016 version to be the best vintage in recent times.
2019 (barrel sample) 98p
Tasted in June 2020. 30% Merlot + 34% Cabernet Sauvignon + 36% Cabernet Franc, 14.1% alcohol. Very complete with great build-up and precision. Both Cabernets were making their contributions perfectly, providing great minerality, depth and backbone. Cabernet Franc here is the best one they've harvested in the last 20 years! Merlot contributes to voluptuousness and creamy fruit. Best Figeac yet made by present staff – I think so!
Tasted twice - last time in February 2021. Consistent notes. 37% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 33% Cabernet Sauvignon. Dense and tight, closed at the moment (February 2021) and not revealing that much of the great things it possesses. However, there's no doubt in my mind that this wine's immense potential to become the best vintage for this property in the last 30 years.
2016 (barrel sample) 97+p
Tasted in April 2017. 36% Merlot + 26% C.Franc + 38% C.Sauvignon. Velvety, distinguished and incredibly precise wine!
Tasted in March 2017. This vintage at Figeac has a great reputation among wine-freaks and it was confirmed with aplomb when tasted in 2017. Sensual, classy, fruity and aromatic nose of cherries and raspberries, as sensual on the palate, deep, sophisticated and long. Really great effort for this property!
Tasted in February 2020. Powerful nose of ripe raspberries, concentrated on the palate, showing great finesse and elegance, great complexity and depth. Quite a delightful wine.
Tasted in February 2020. This property has usually 66% Cabernet in the blend with half Cabernet Franc and half Cabernet Sauvignon. The remaining 34% is Merlot. Impressive length, complexity and structure. Sophisticated stuff. In full bloom right now.