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Château Figeac 'Four Vintage Mixed Case' : 2016, 2015, 2010 and 2009

March 2021

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This is a great opportunity to purchase an unusual four bottle mixed case of Château Figeac, containing one bottle of four outstanding Bordeaux vintages.
 
Figeac has undergone a considerable resurgence in fortunes over the last decade and is widely tipped to be elevated in the next St. Emilion classification due next year, which could see this grand estate rank alongside the St. Emilion Châteaux of Cheval-Blanc, Ausone, Pavie and Angelus. Currently these are the only four St. Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé (A), but who knows if 2022 will see Figeac join this elite. Classifications aside, it is clear Figeac is producing exceptional wines in recent years, rewarding the hard work of the team led by technical director Frédéric Faye.
 
Figeac has always been a great estate, but lacked consistency across a number of years. That has all changed now, with Frédéric Faye as technical director, joined by Michel Rolland as a consultant. The cellars have been completely modernised and rebuilt, with the winemaking equipment renewed. Parts of the vineyard have been replanted, recognising that Cabernet Sauvignon brought out the best of the estate’s gravelly soils. The ratio of grape varieties planted at Figeac has always been unusual for Right Bank Bordeaux, with 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Cabernet Franc and 30% Merlot. Cabernet Sauvignon is seldom found in St. Emilion and certainly not in this proportion – this relates to the fact that the vineyard has, in part, unique, fine, gravel-based soils, which make up three ridges across the vineyard. Along with Château Cheval-Blanc, Figeac is one of the few vineyards in St. Emilion not to be based on limestone. A quirk of history is that Cheval-Blanc was founded back in 1832 when the Ducasse family purchased land from Figeac! 

We jumped at the chance to secure a limited number of these rare four bottle cases, featuring four of Figeac's greatest recent successes. 

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The following vintages are each featured in this special edition case, devised by a Bordeaux négociant in conjunction with the estate.
 
Château Figeac 'Four Vintage Mixed Case' at £650 per 4 bottle case in bond
 
2016 Château Figeac, St. Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé (B)
98+ points, Neal Martin, vinous.com (August 2020)

The 2016 Figeac has a nose of real pedigree, featuring very well-defined, ferrous black fruit with hints of truffle and tobacco and conveying exceptional mineralité and tension. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins, a fine bead of acidity and wonderful structure and density toward the finish. This is a seriously fine proposition, although it is a surly Saint-Émilion that may well close down for a while before blazing brightly in 15–20 years’ time. Drink 2023-2060
 
2015 Château Figeac, St. Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé (B)
97 points, Neal Martin, vinous.com (July 2019)

The 2015 Figeac has a wonderful bouquet with pure blackberry, raspberry and mineral aromas, very focused and precise with discreet earthy scents emerging with time. The palate is very precise with crisp acidity, taut and linear with a very detailed and persistent finish. This is quintessential Figeac trying to steal some of the glory from the imperious 2016! It needs time but just wait until this blossoms. Drink 2025-2055
 
2010 Château Figeac, St. Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé (B)
97 points, Neal Martin, vinous.com (April 2020)

The 2010 Figeac has a youthful and exuberant bouquet with black cherries, boysenberry, cassis and violets that soar from the glass. There is no stopping the aromatics here. The palate is rich and sensual on the entry with precocious red fruit laced with blood orange and cedar. It firms up a little towards the structured finish that exerts fine grip and there is real persistence in evidence. This is a very classy 2010 Right Bank, this bottle showing even better than the example a few days earlier. Drink 2024-2050
 
2009 Château Figeac, St. Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé (B)
94 points, Neal Martin, vinous.com (March 2019)

The 2009 Figeac has one of the more Oriental-inspired bouquets amongst its peer group, one that is extremely well defined with scents of pressed rose petals and rolled tobacco emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin. Fresh and vibrant although disappointingly, it cuts off dramatically on the finish. Maybe with time it will just broaden out a little? I hope so because otherwise this is splendid. Drink 2023-2040.
 

Please let us know of your interest. We only have a select number of cases available and will be shipping in April this year.
 
All the best,
 
Simon 


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