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The 2017 Figeac
is magnificent.
94-97 points
Antonio Galloni

Ch Figeac 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion 2017

Figeac hit the headlines and catapulted itself into the vinous stratosphere with their spectacular 2015 and 2016. That pair of wines were always going to be a tough act to follow, even without the catastrophic effect of the frost which cut a swathe through the property affecting 70% of the vineyards.
 
But with a ‘when life gives you lemons, make lemonade’ attitude, the team at Figeac threw the kitchen sink at 2017, and have emerged victorious. Drones and precision viticulture were used to map the 25,000 plants, allowing them to distinguish when vines were ready for picking. This method saw the team of vendangeurs make up to three passes in certain parcels. As a result, the estate has made just under half the volume of Grand Vin compared to 2016. What they have made is magical.
 
This was a vintage for conviction, decision and action - the team should be very proud of what they have created in 2017. This is a wine of great length, harmony and class. A classic in the making!
  1. 2017 Ch Figeac 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion

    Ch Figeac 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion
    Colour
    Red
    Producer
    Château Figeac
    Region
    St Emilion, Red Bordeaux
    Grape
    Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
    Drinking
    2025-2040
    Case Size
    6x75cl
    Available Later
    2017 Ch Figeac 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion
    Colour
    Red
    Producer
    Château Figeac
    Region
    St Emilion, Red Bordeaux
    Grape
    Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
    Drinking
    2025-2040
    Case Size
    6x75cl
    Available Later

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      Case price

      £738.00 (Ex. VAT)

      Qty
      (5 in stock)

      Tasting Notes

      Goedhuis, April 2018, Score: 93-95

      This was a high profile casualty of the April frost, which affected 70% of the property. But with a ‘when life gives you lemons, make lemonade’ attitude, the team at Figeac threw the kitchen sink at 2017, and have emerged victorious. Drones and precision viticulture were used to map the 25,000 plants, allowing them to distinguish when vines were ready for picking. This method saw the team of vendangeurs make up to three passes in certain parcels. As a result the estate has made just under half the volume of Grand Vin compared to 2016. What they have made is magical. It has a lower proportion of Cabernet Franc than usual (10%), with 43% Merlot, and 47% Cabernet Sauvignon. The colour is dark with a black cherry rim foretelling its kirsch aroma. The palate is focused and fresh, with minty length. It is less opulent in style than the 2015 or 2016, but the texture of its tannins is impeccable. It is a powerful, meaty style, with plenty of Cabernet guts. A triumph.

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