Touted Best Figeac Ever.
Winery: Chateau de Figeac, Famille Manoncourt
Appellation: Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, France
Grape/Blend: 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot
Notes: “The stunning 24-carat bouquet rivets you to the spot with brilliant delineation and mineral-rich red fruit that articulates its terroir… medium-bodied with svelte tannin, perfect acidity, wonderfully integrated new oak and enormous depth toward the fresh, pencil-box-/cedar-infused finish. A classic Figeac, up there with the 1947 and 1949, both recently re-tasted and testifying to a wine that genuinely belongs among the elite Saint-Émilions. [Frédéric] Faye believes it is the best Figeac he has ever made. He is correct.”
100/100 Neal Martin, vinuous.com. Drink: 2023-2060.