2015 Château Figeac St. Émilion Grand Cru Wine Tasting Note


2015 Château Figeac  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 99

Clearly, the first great Figeac of the 21st century, this wine has it all. Mouth-filling, yet light on its feet, the wine is all about the purity of fruit, freshness, elegance, refinement, silky tannins and velvet drenched finish. This is a wine I am thrilled to have in my own cellar!

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This is silky, rich and decadent, it's almost off the charts. Blackberry, licorice, espresso, truffle and pure black cherry aromatics create the bouquet. On the palate this is where the wine really hits the home run! Silky, polished, vibrant, intense and concentrated, the wine expands as it lingers moving from the mid palate to the silky, full bodied, blast of fruit, spice, vibrancy and dark fruits. The velvet textured finish stays on your palate for over 50 seconds with all its deep, dark, perfectly ripe fruits. This should age for 30-50 years without trouble. There are wines you want to have in your cellar and there are wines you want your friends to cellar as well, and this is one of those wines.

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I really liked this in barrel, but I am loving it in bottle. WOW! This is stunning! There are wines you want to have in your cellar and there are wines you want your friends to cellar as well, and this is one of those wines. This is silky, rich and decadent, it's almost off the charts. The wine offers purity f fruit, length, concentration, character and complexity. The velvet textured finish sticks with you for more than 50 seconds with all its deep, dark, perfectly ripe, sweet red sensuously textured fruits. This should age for 30-50 years with no trouble.

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Intensity, concentration, complexity, character and length. The wine offers finesse, silky tannins and purity in its red berry, velvet textured fruits. This should age effortlessly for 3 decades or more. OK, this is not your grandmother's Figeac, and that's just fine. I love my grandmother, but this is a better wine!

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This was the best wine ever produced at Figeac, until they made the 2016. But that should not take anything away from this stunner. Lusciously textured, hedonistic, fragrant and complex, the wine has everything needed to hit the top, or surpass my initial score range..

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I loved this wine! I really liked it during the April tastings, but in just a few short months, the wine has morphed into one of the top wines of the vintage! It has put on weight, the tannins are pure velvet and the finish sticks with you for close to 60 seconds. If you have been thinking about buying the wine, pick up a few bottles, it is really off the hook. Clearly this is the best wine produced at the estate since the great era of Figeac in the 40's & 50s! 97-99 Pts

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This wine displays the darkest hue of any Figeac vintage I recall seeing. The nose, with its floral, gravel, tobacco, earth and spearmint profile, is a real treat. On the palate, the wine offers a fresh, vibrant blast of perfectly ripe, sweet, blackberry, boysenberry, plum and a dash of cocoa. The tannins are silky with good concentration, freshness and purity of fruit. Interestingly, the wine does not seem like it’s going to last on your palate, but it surprises you, as it just keeps going and going until morning, with a sweet climax of juicy plum, licorice and cigar wrapper notes. Clearly, the best Figeac in years. From a blend of 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, and 28% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 14% alcohol with a pH of 3.75. The wine will be aged in 100% new, French oak for 18 months. The picking took place September 21 to October 15 and the Grand Vin was produced from 65% of the harvest.

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Chateau Figeac Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Chateau Figeac, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Figeac is much better with at least 12-15 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 2-3 hours, or more. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume.

Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Figeac offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 12-40 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Decanting Chateau Figeac with Wine and Food Pairings

Chateau Figeac is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Chateau Figeac is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Figeac is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

In addition to Figeac, the Manoncourt family owns 2 other small estates in Saint Emilion, Chateau La Fleur Pourret, which comes from 4.5 hectares of vine is located not far from the village of St. Emilion and Chateau de Millery, which is produced from a tiny 1 hectare parcel of vines in the eastern portion of the appellation in the commune of Saint Christophe des Bardes.