Chateau Figeac   Chateau Figeac

2000 Chateau Figeac

By Chateau Figeac

Current market price

$4,590.00

12x75cl

Highest score

91

POP score

250

Scores and tasting notes

91

Tasted at the Château Figeac vertical at the property. It is some years since I last tasted the 2000 Figeac. There is a valid argument that it is being eclipsed by the 2001, but it is still a fine Saint Emilion. The nose is clean and fresh with strong graphite aromas, very Left Bank in style with black truffle and smoky notes developing. The palate is masculine and rather austere at first, though I notice that it gains fleshiness in the glass. It is nicely weighted, but does not quite deliver the sensuality or joie-de-vivre of the 2001 (which is actually like a lot of millennial Bordeaux). Let's see how it matures over the next few years, but my money would be on the 2001. Tasted June 2015.

Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 30 August 2016

Vintage performance