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Château Figeac 1er Grand Cru Classé A 2016

Black fruitFood-friendly wineICON-WINE

14%

3L

Intensity

This domain - one of Saint-Émilion's most famous - exploits an exceptional terroir to produce a very high-class, racy wine, complex and refined.

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Quantity : 2 magnumsObservation : 2 Marginally marked labelLevel : 2 NormalOrigin : private individualRecoverable VAT : noRegion : BordeauxAppellation : Saint-Émilion Grand CruClassification : Premier Grand Cru Classé AOwner : Famille Manoncourt
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Lot presentation

Château Figeac 1er Grand Cru Classé A 2016

The wine

Tannic and yet seductive even in its first youth, Figeac's wine then evolves a refined, silky, concentrated, rich character, with subtle aromas of cedar, black fruit and mint. Even though Figeac tends to evolve quite quickly, some of the great vintages still show remarkable youth, such as 1911, 1924, 1949, 1953, 1964 and 1975. This château has more than justified its rank of Premier Grand Cru Classé, and is a favourite of Robert Parker's, who has declared himself to be a big fan of Figeac.

About the Producer Château Figeac

The property's history is linked to another Premier Grand Cru Classé: in the 1830s, a choice 30-hectare plot from Figeac's vineyard was sold and 20 years later became the illustrious Cheval Blanc. Of all Saint Emilion's wines, Château Figeac is considered to be the one most in the Médoc style. The reason is that, unlike most of the appellation's other Premier Grand Crus Classés, which are situated on clay-limestone soil, Château Figeac benefits from gravelly soil, similar to that in the Médoc. This geological configuration, so unusual for Saint Emilion, gives Figeac an exceptional elegance. Another distinction is that while most of the appellation is planted with Merlot as the dominant variety, Figeac has mainly Cabernet (35% Cabernet Franc and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon). However, these particularities are not the only reason for the property's success; man has without doubt played a role: from 1947, Thierry Manoncourt (who died in 2010) managed the property in a masterful fashion, always focusing on optimizing the quality of the harvests. Together with Châteaux Latour and Haut Brion, he introduced the stainless steel vat, and numerous technical procedures. The effect of these innovations quickly became apparent in the enhanced quality of the wines, and his example was followed by many of his contemporaries. From the 1990s, Thierry Manoncourt left the operational management of the property to his daughter Laure and son-in-law Eric d'Armon, but maintained a strong presence until his death in 2010. Since 2012, Château Figeac has started a new chapter. Jean-Valmy Nicolas is co-manager. Frédéric Faye, working for Figeac since 2002 is now director of the château, advised by the oenologist Michel Rolland.

Detailed characteristics

Quantity : 2 magnums

Level : 2 NormalObservation : 2 Marginally marked label

Origin : private individual

Type of cellar : underground, natural cellar

Recoverable VAT : no

Original wooden case / Original case : no

French customs seal : yes

Alcohol percentage : 14 %

Region : Bordeaux

Appellation : Saint-Émilion Grand Cru

Classification : Premier Grand Cru Classé A

Owner : Famille Manoncourt

Vintage : 2016

Colour : red

Ageing potential : drink from 2025 to 2065

Service temperature : 16°

Viticulture : environmentally friendly More information....

Size (in ha) : 41 hectares

Volume : 120000 bottles

Intensity : classic

Leading aroma : black fruit

Tasting occasion : food-friendly wine

Grape variety : Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
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iDealwine Price Estimate

Château Figeac 1er Grand Cru Classé A 2016

The iDealwine Price Estimate(1) is based on auction results, using the hammer price of lots including the buyer's premium for the sale.
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Current auction price estimate(1)
Château Figeac 1er Grand Cru Classé A 2016
244
250
(year's highest)
225
(year's lowest)
Latest auctions
2/22/2024
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237 88
1/2/2024
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250 40
10/26/2023
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225 36
9/21/2023
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235 79
5/17/2023
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237 88
4/27/2023
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237 88
3/16/2023
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239 13
3/16/2023
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226 61
2/9/2023
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235 60
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233 50
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