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FINE+RARE, Apr 2023

Ch. Figeac has not put a foot wrong in at least the last five vintages and their form continues in 2022 – producing another outstanding wine. It has everything you could ask for when it comes to complexity. The nose initially is restrained but reveals itself gradually in the glass, with graphite, dried lavender, crushed rose petal, light smoke and pepper spice along with more mineral, fresh clay tones. On the palate, the clarity and purity of the fruit is astounding, perfectly framed by high-quality powdery tannins that dissipate beautifully and evenly, providing depth and freshness. This is rich, intense but focused. It’s stunning. Blend: 35% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Franc, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon

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98
98/100

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99
98-100/100

William Kelley, Wine Advocate

98
97-98/100

James Suckling

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96 - 98 points
Jeb Dunnuck
Score 96-98/100 · Jeb Dunnuck, Jun 2023

A beautiful wine that, shockingly, reminds me of the 2016, the 2022 Château Figeac checks in as 35% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Franc, and 31% Cabernet Sauvignon that was harvested from the 1st of September to the 25th. Director Frédéric Faye commented that verasion took longer than usual, and they had to do a slight green harvest to get uniform ripeness. The results are stunning. The wine has a vivid purple hue as well as remarkable freshness and purity in its black and blue fruits, which are followed by notes of wild herbs, chocolate, graphite, spring flowers, and a touch of classic Cabernet Sauvignon graphite. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, it has a silky, elegant mouthfeel, beautiful tannins, and a great finish. This classic, ultra-precise Figeac is going to warrant a solid decade of bottle age and be very long-lived given its purity and balance.

18 points
James Lawther MW, jancisrobinson.com
Score 18/20 · James Lawther MW, jancisrobinson.com, May 2023

35% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Franc, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon. Cask sample. A signature Figeac, the Cabernet coming through on the nose and palate. Floral, cassis and graphite notes. Plenty of energy, the fruit juicy and rich but not excessive. Ripe, abundant tannins behind. Long, persistent finish. Just a hint of oak in the background. (JL)

98 - 100 points
Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
Score 98-100/100 · Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider, May 2023

It takes nothing to sense all the intensity, freshness, and depth here. But, more importantly, it is the character. The wine is sensuous, sultry, and lively. The fruits are drenched in cashmere, and velvet that caresses your palate. The levels of depth, richness, opulence, and vibrancy must be felt to be believed. The finish, with its seemingly endless waves of black, blue, and red fruits, with their natural spiciness and purity is off the hook. The seamless finish looks at the 60 second mark, and keeps on going! This is the first vintage for Chateau Figeac as Premier Cru Classe A. With this wine, it is clear they deserve it. The wine blends 35% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Franc, and 31% Cabernet Sauvignon. 8% Press wine. 14% ABV, 3.7 pH. Picking took place September 1 - September 26. This is the earliest harvest in the history of Figeac. Yields were 34 hectoliters per hectare.

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Sitting on the border with Pomerol, Ch. Figeac is a distinguished Saint-Emilion estate that produces some of the region's most sought-after wines. As of 2022, it is officially classified as a Premier Grand Cru Classé A, one of the appellation's top estates along with Ch. Pavie.

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