Chateau Figeac began in the 2nd century as a Roman villa and ever since has remained one of the most iconic and largest premier wine estates of the area. Figeac has an unusually large proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon for a Saint-Emilion but it makes it perfect to go with selected game dishes including wild boar and venison without becoming overpowering with its size.
100% aged in new French oak barrels. Pronounced but elegant on the nose with developing ripe dark fruit supported by wood spice and cinnamon. Powerful yet elegant, with plenty of aromatic fruit and well-integrated oak.
Tasted at the Château Figeac vertical at the property from magnum, the 2001 Figeac is beginning to fulfill its early promise and is evolving into a really quite wonderful Saint Emilion. Deep in color, the nose is initially reserved, but it unfurls to offer enticing mint and salted licorice scents, pencil box and musk that are all beautifully focused. The palate is well balanced with very well-judged acidity. The Cabernet Franc shines through and imparts a subtle bell pepper note. This is fresh and still youthful, refined and poised with veins of blood orange. Coming into its own now after 15 years in bottle, this is open for business and should offer another two decades of drinking pleasure. This 2001 deserves decanting as I observed this improving in the glass. Drink: 2017 - 2040- 91 pts Neal Martin, Wine Advocate