Chateau Figeac St.-Emilion 1er Grand Cru B Classe 2016
The 2016 Chateau Figeac from Saint-Emilion's 1st Grand Cru B Classe is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. This vintage offers aromas of blackcurrant, cherry, and tobacco with notes of vanilla and spice. The palate is full and well-structured with firm tannins and a long, elegant finish. A wine of exceptional quality and balance.
This aromatic wine is magnificent in its balance and richness. With its high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon (38%), it is so typical of this estate. The tannins are velvety while packing a firm punch. Dark and concentrated, it is a great wine for long-term aging.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) -
The 2016 Figeac is comprised of 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 26% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, the nose is a little broody and reticent at this very youthful stage, slowly unfolding to reveal profound plum preserves, crème de cassis, black raspberries and star anise with hints of moss-covered bark, truffles and tilled loam plus a waft of red currants and raspberry leaves sparks. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is practically quivering with energy, offering glimpses at tightly wound black fruit and mineral/ferrous layers, framed by very firm, ripe tannins and wonderful tension, finishing long with the spices coming through. This will need a good 7-8 years to come round and then should cellar for 40+ years. Very serious, beautifully poised and sophisticated personality this vintage. - Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown