A like the quality of the tannins in this with plenty of subtle berry and chocolate character. Full body, with a lovely acidity. Wonderful length to it. This is really pretty. jamessuckling.com
From a blend of one third each of the two Cabernets and Merlot and at a very respectable 13.5% alcohol 2011 Figeac is a lovely wine. Sweet blue fruit on the nose: cassis, blackberry. it is firmly structured, sappy and fresh and with a lovely inner perfume. Abundant fine tannin. Juicy and fresh. Really excellent.
Subtle and understated. Remains within the bounds of the vintage. Medium-bodied and fresh. Elegant but will be too lean for some. Drink 2018-2028. Decanter.com
Black cherry crimson. Floral dark fruit on the nose and palate. Warm bricks too. A little medicinal. Pretty chewy but not tough like so many. Much more complete and well balanced. Freshness well integrated too. Well done! Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com
Tasted in Bordeaux from an ex-chateau bottle, the 2011 Figeac has a healthy deep garnet hue. The nose is quite vibrant and well defined with blackberry, briary and a touch of graphite, though not as much as I remember showing out of barrel. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, crisp in the mouth with a fine line of acidity. This actually surpasses my expectations. It has a natural sensibility, offering attractive blackberry and cranberry fruit, a sprig of mint, with a breezy, unpretentious finish that suits this down to the ground. You could almost broach this now, unusual for Figeac,, but suffice to say it will offer a decade's worth of drinking pleasure, possibly more. Tasted July 2016. Aug 2016, www.robertparker.com
With equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, the wine reached 13% alcohol. Aged in 100% new oak, forest floor, stone, red berry and leafy aromas open to a medium-bodied, tannic, red berry-dominated St. Emilion. There is some dryness in the kirsch finish. theWineCellarInsider.com
This lighter-bodied St.-Emilion exhibits an attractive dark plum/ruby color, no herbaceousness and an interesting bouquet of forest floor, black cherries and spice. A finesse-styled 2011 with good purity and no defects except the vintage’s lack of flesh, concentration and depth. Nevertheless, this is a good effort that should drink well in 2-3 years and last for 10-12. Wine Advocate.April, 2014