Wine has been made at Figeac since Roman times, when the estate was founded by a man named Figeacus. The chateau one can see today was built in 1780 at a time when the vineyard occupied 200 hectares of the surrounding land. Since that time, various parts of the vineyard have been sold off (not least to neighbouring Cheval Blanc), which explains why there are so many properties in St Emilion with the word Figeac in their title. In 1947 Figeac's business was taken over by Thierry Manoncourt, it having belonged to his grandmother so some time before that. The first temperature controlled stainless steel vats were installed here in 1971, the first of any Right Bank estates. Manoncourt died in 2010 and in 2012 Michel Rolland was brought in as consultant, which has resulted in a surge in quality here.
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Case of 6 Magnums
price shown is under bond
duty paid price: £3,890.45
"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
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