"I know the proprietors of this estate think I have been unduly tough on their wines, but I am in fact a fan of Figeac’s finest vintages. Though always a wine of finesse, a sense of dilution can sometimes underwhelm tasters, but this is not the case with the 2000 and the 2005, an impressive duo for this estate. In the great vintages this traditionally made St-Émilion clearly lives up to its splendid terroir, which many observers feel actually eclipses that of its neighbour Cheval Blanc…"
— Robert Parker
Notes and Reviews
James Suckling (98)
The aromas in this are amazing, with blueberries, blackberries, and fresh mushrooms. Black olives. So aromatic. Full bodied, with super-velvety tannins and lovely depth of ripe fruit. Balanced. Wild flavours on the finish of meat, berries, and forest fruits. Hints of decadence. 33% Cabernet Franc, 33% Merlot and 33% Cabernet Sauvignon. Best Figeac ever. Try after 2020.
|Grape Varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot|
|Age of Vines||45 years old|
|Vinification||21-25 days' fermentation in wooden vats|
|Elevage||15-18 months in 100% new oak barrels|
|Soil Type||Clay and gravel over limestone|