Frederic Faye, technical director at Figeac since the 2012 vintage and mainly responsible for the uprise of the property
2022 (barrel sample) 98-99p
Tasted in April 2023. 35% Merlot, 34% C. Franc and 31% C. Sauvignon. 14% alcohol. Fabulous nose of well-scented raspberries and redcurrants, mineral, vibrant, sophisticated, rich, tremendously long on the mid-palate with creamy berries and grained tannin. Exquisitely long finish. Best vintage in recent times. 98-99p.
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 latest vintage.
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 contributed perfectly, providing great minerality, depth, and backbone. Cabernet Franc is the best 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 this wine's immense potential to become the best vintage for this property in the last 30 years.
Tasted twice - last time in November 2021. Consistent notes. 36% Merlot + 26% C. Franc + 38% C. Sauvignon. Perfectly ripe berries supplied by grained tannin, fabulously balanced and with great complexity, long mid-palate, and a spectacular finish. Velvety, distinguished, and incredibly precise wine! Amazing effort.
Tasted in March 2017. This vintage at Figeac has an excellent 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. Great effort for this property!
Tasted in February 2020. Powerful nose of ripe raspberries, concentrated on the palate, showing great finesse, elegance, complexity, and depth. Quite a delightful wine.
Tasted in February 2020. This property usually has 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.