HDH Wine

2016 Château Figeac

St-Emilion, 1er grand cru classé (B)

This is a Bordeaux future; earliest anticipated arrival date is Fall 2019 help

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$1,350.00 per 6 Bottles (750ml) (owc)


20 groups




"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." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue, November 2018
(WA, 11/30/2018)

Rating: 97+
Drink from: 2025-2065

"Intense and muscular, great style. The terroir of gravel has enabled the 26% of Cabernet Franc and 38% of Cabernet Sauvignon to express themselves with a finesse and depth found nowhere else on this bank." Michel Bettane/Thierry Desseauve, The World of Fine Wine, Issue 56
(WFW, 04/01/2017)

Rating: 97-98

"Splendid texture and finesse to this young Figeac with a pure silk texture. Full-bodied and ultra-fine. Lovely combination of fruit and freshness. The polish is gorgeous to this. Precision redefined. Pretty follow-up to the 2015." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 04/04/2017)

Rating: 96-97

"Mid blueish crimson. Fresh and nicely composed (unforced) on the nose. Rather cool and backward. Definitely not forcing itself on you but the fruit (and yeast?) seem rather wild in a good way. Really very fine and characterful – rather than made to a recipe." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 10/31/2018)

Rating: 18.5
Drink from: 2023-2040

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