HDH Wine

2014 Château Figeac

St-Emilion, 1er grand cru classé (B)

PRICE:
$119.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
4 Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"The 2014 Figeac is shaping up to be a real jewel of a wine. Powerful and structured, with plenty of tannic spine, the 2014 won't start hitting its stride for at least a few years. Even today, though, it is impressive for its energy and overall intensity. Plum, smoke, spice, graphite and leather build into the huge, expressive finish. Figeac is one of the stars of the vintage. There is real density and gravitas here, not to mention considerable personality." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 02/01/2017)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2024-2054


"The aromas of blackcurrants and fresh forest floor are evocative. Oyster shells and stones. Turns to blackcurrants. Medium to full body and firm and silky tannins that are polished and coat your mouth. The palate is ever dense and concentrated. Needs four to five years to open but already a beautiful red." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/13/2017)

Rating: 96


"The 2014 Figeac has a classic Saint-Émilion bouquet with pure raspberry and crushed strawberry scents, wet stone and smoke, wonderfully defined and vibrant. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin, poised and focused, good backbone with a linear and precise finish that suggests it will require several years in bottle. It is predestined to be overshadowed by the subsequent 2015 and 2016, but you would be foolish to ignore this gem. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 03/27/2018)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2024-2055


"The 2014 Figeac builds on its promise from barrel and delivers a very fulfilling bouquet with red plum, crushed strawberry, cedar and light graphite aromas that I suspect will close down for a period after bottling. (The bottle tasted at the château displayed a subtle incense aroma.) The palate is very well defined with a crisp line of acidity, sorbet fresh in the mouth and fanning out towards its structured, tensile finish. It is a great Figeac, a superb forerunner to the brilliant 2015 and it should not be underestimated. Chapeau winemaker Frédéric Faye and his team. Tasted twice (both in London and at the property) with consistent notes." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue
(WA, 03/31/2017)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2022-2045


"Shows cocoa and espresso edges along the core of dark currant and fig fruit, with lots of loamy depth on the finish. Notes of tobacco and warm stone are already emerging, but this will still need some time to muscle into harmony. Best from 2024 through 2037. 8,335 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2017)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2024-2037


"Lovely toasted oak aroma plus some vanilla and sweet spice. Impressive fruit - ripe yet restrained with huge core concentration. Very fine but insistent tannic grain on the length. Lingering liquorice and aniseed aromas. A classic." Richard Hemming MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 12/11/2016)

Rating: 17.5
Drink from: 2019-2034


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