The 2010 vintage is generally considered an exceptional one in the Bordeaux region, but it is considered a particularly exceptional one for the Chateau Figeac 2010
. The Merlot gives it richness and roundness and the Cabernet Sauvignon is sumptuous and charming with red fruit. There is no doubt that once again Chateau Figeac
is one of Saint-Emilion
's greatest wines
. In the mouth, the attack of this First Classified Growth is elegant and complex with quite a tannic mouthfeel, but it is full of finesse and a lot of personality. It is a First Classified Growth vintage with a lot of class.
Parker : 97 / 100
J. Suckling : 98 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted at the Château Figeac vertical at the property and then in Bordeaux a year later. The 2010 Figeac was a problem child in its youth, very variable and difficult to pin down, vexing on occasion. Now with a couple of years in bottle, it is really beginning to show what it can do and it far surpassed my expectations. Certainly, it is more withdrawn on the nose compared to the more generous 2009 Figeac. The aromatics are holding everything back. Then, with continued aeration it reveals a subtle marine influence--seaweed and sea spray scents, estuary mudflats. The palate is medium-bodied with moderate depth, but what really distinguishes this wine are the fineness of the tannin, the symmetry of the structure and freshness on the finish, facets hitherto kept secret. As such, it surpasses the 2009, the weightless but intense finish beckoning you to take another sip. The aromatics need to up their game and match what's evolving on the palate--if they do, this will be a very serious Figeac. Tasted July 2016.