Chateau Figeac 2018

Current Market Price: £2,008.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac, Chateau Figeac, 2018

Tasting Notes Chateau Figeac 2018

98-99

This shows wonderful precision and focus with dark-berry, tobacco, and blueberry character. Full-bodied, tight and vivid. Solid and structured. Really powerful for Figeac. The real new style here of Figeac that harkens back to the great wines of the 1950s and 1940s. This year, equal parts of merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com - April 2019
98

Back to a more traditional blend after last year's frost impact, Figeac has done a wonderful job of harnessing the opulence of the vintage while maintaining freshness. This is extremely focussed and precise, with a silky texture and inky depths, developing complexity as the flavours unfurl. These are big tannins but they steal up on you, doing that subtle creep that's such a marker of the vintage. Powerful, utterly gorgeous and clearly a wine that will age well, this is equal to the estate's excellent 2016. Harvest ran from 17 September to 12 October, giving a 39hl/ha yield (with 70% organic farming, 30% bio-control). 65% of the crop went into the grand vin. 3.7pH.

Jane Anson
Decanter - April 2019
97-99

The 2018 Figeac is composed of 37% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Cabernet Franc, harvested September 17 to October 12 with a 3.7 pH and 14% alcohol. Deep purple-black in color, it charges out of the gate with vivacious black and red cherries, cassis, warm plums and wild blueberries scents plus fragrant hints of violets, star anise, tilled soil and forest floor with wafts of Ceylon tea and chocolate box. Full-bodied and jam-packed with energetic, crunchy black and blue fruits, it has a rock-solid, firm, grainy frame and loads of bright, refreshing sparks lifting the dense layers on the very long, savory finish. Wow—the Cabernet really makes itself known this vintage, and it is good. The signature of this wine is so clear, so defined, that this is a Bordeaux wine without peers. In my view, this is the finest Figeac ever produced.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The Wine Advocate, 23rd April 2019
97-100

This is pretty gorgeous, with velvety texture that lets nearly exotic cassis, plum and blackberry fruit reduction flavors roll through. Has a beautiful bass line of warm earth and smoldering tobacco notes all while keeping its sensational mouthfeel. The encore on the finish makes you realize this is the serious gourmet stuff. One of the highlights of the vintage.—J.M.

James Molesworth
Wine Spectator - April 2019
96-99

The 2018 Figeac is simply magnificent. A regal, soaring wine with tremendous vertical lift and nuance, the 2018 is marvelously complete from the very first taste. All the elements fall into place effortlessly. Medium in body and refined, the 2018 is vibrant, with fine tannins and, frankly, quite a bit more freshness than I expected to see given the very dry, sunny summer. Rose petal, mint, lavender and spice add nuance to a core of red/purplish fruit. Harvest started on September 17 and finished on October 12. Yields were 39 hectoliters per hectare, just shy of the historical average of 42/32. While mildew pressure was an issue, it was the dry October winds and their dehydrating effect on the last Cabernets that impacted yields most. Like so many of his colleagues, Technical Director Frederic Faye and his team opted for gentler vinifications with no SO2 at crush, lower temperatures in fermentation and smaller pumpovers. The 2018 Figeac is brilliant. That's all there is to it. The blend is 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 26% Cabernet Franc. Tasted three times.

Antonio Galloni
Vinous - April 2019

Chateau Figeac Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Chateau Figeac 2018 Chateau Figeac £2,008.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2017 Chateau Figeac £1,450.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2016 Chateau Figeac £2,100.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2016 Chateau Figeac £1,050.00 6x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2015 Chateau Figeac £1,600.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2014 Chateau Figeac £1,010.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2013 Chateau Figeac £791.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2012 Chateau Figeac £925.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2011 Chateau Figeac £1,050.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2011 Chateau Figeac £525.00 6x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2010 Chateau Figeac £1,730.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2009 Chateau Figeac £1,657.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2008 Chateau Figeac £945.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2007 Chateau Figeac £953.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2006 Chateau Figeac £1,100.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2005 Chateau Figeac £1,912.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2004 Chateau Figeac £1,080.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2003 Chateau Figeac £1,080.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2002 Chateau Figeac £925.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2001 Chateau Figeac £1,680.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 2000 Chateau Figeac £1,800.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 1999 Chateau Figeac £1,180.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 1998 Chateau Figeac £2,000.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 1997 Chateau Figeac £804.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 1996 Chateau Figeac £1,390.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 1995 Chateau Figeac £1,572.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 1990 Chateau Figeac £2,388.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 1989 Chateau Figeac £1,500.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 1986 Chateau Figeac £1,951.00 12x75cl
Chateau Figeac 1982 Chateau Figeac £4,200.00 12x75cl