Chateau Figeac – St Emilion 1st Grand Cru 2017
No57 of Wine Spectator Top 100 wines of 2020
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One of the oldest properties in Bordeaux, Figeac dates back to the second century, the Gallo-Roman period, through a villa named after the Figeacus family (traces of which are still evident on the site). In 1892 the Manoncourt family acquired the estate and made it the winery we know today. Thierry Manoncourt was the first to settle and live at the estate rather than just have it has a holiday home, and it was under his guidance that Figeac made great leaps forward creating the wines we now know.
This Saint Emilion wine estate has been producing splendid wines and has a fairly flawless record of consistency and excellence. Any indifference to Figeac’s wines tends to quickly fade away when given the privilege of tasting their old vintages – complex, sumptuous, rich and long. The estate itself must be one of the most beautiful and inviting of St-Emilion, imagine a stately and pristine Chateau attached to a large park, the grounds alone are worth a visit.
43% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon