Chateau Figeac 2016: A powerful and long Saint-Emilion with an explosive finish
Chateau Figeac is a B Classified First Growth produced in Saint-Emilion. The vines are on average 40 years old and planted on 40 hectares of gunzian gravel. Wine is aged in new oak barrels for 15-18 months. Chateau Figeac 2016 is a blend of 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 26% Cabernet Franc.
2016 was a very hot and extremely dry summer. The quality of Figeac's terroir protected the vines from any complications during the maturation process. The 40 mm of rain in September allowed the berries to reach their full potential. Harvest took place from September 23rd to October 20th.
Chateau Figeac 2016 has a deep black-cherry color with magenta reflections. The color is an indicator of the black fruit that are present in the nose. After aeration, one can discover blackberries and
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc/Merlot|
|Classification||1er grand cru classe B|
- J. Robinson : 19
- Vineyard : Libournais
- Wine Spectator : 95-98
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc/Merlot