2016H 7

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. It's an exquisitely long finish. Best vintage in recent times. 

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 significant contribution of C. 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. It is 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. The best Figeac yet made by present staff – I believe so! 

2018 97+p

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 has immense potential to become the best vintage for this property in the last 30 years. 

2016 98p

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, a lengthy mid-palate, and a spectacular finish. Velvety, distinguished, and incredibly precise wine! Amazing effort.

1998 95p

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, deep, sophisticated, and long on the palate. Great effort for this property!

1983 94p

Tasted in February 2020. Powerful nose of ripe raspberries, concentrated on the palate, showing great finesse, elegance, complexity, and depth. Quite a delightful wine.

1982 95p

Tasted twice - last time in November 1990. Consistent notes. Black red. Loads of ripe fruit and tannin. It is very concentrated with a lot of ripe blackcurrants/blackberries/blueberries, blackberries, and blueberries. Grained tannin. Great mid-palate, structure, and length. It's just a formidable wine with a very long life ahead.

1975 94p

Tasted twice - last time in February 2020. Consistent notes. 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. 

1959 96p

Tasted in November 1990. It's a very dark color. It is very complex and intense on the nose with dark berries, vibrant with finesse, and has great depth on the palate. It is bold, awesomely structured, has a great midpalate, and has a long aftertaste. Exceptionel wine.

1949 99-100p

Tasted in May 1987. It ranks for me as one of the best wines I've ever tasted! From Jeroboam. It's a great dark color. Aristocratic, refined, and elegant nose. Ripe raspberries and blackcurrants were flowing in constant streams. Perfectly structured and complex. Lots of life.
What a fantastic wine!!

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