2014 Figeac

Figeac

95Average Score
Red
2024-2054
Bts
-
1 Immediate | 0 Marketplace
£86.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
95
Drinking window
2024-2054
Critic Notes

The aromas of blackcurrants and fresh forest floor are evocative. Oyster shells and stones. Turns to blackcurrants. Medium to full body and firm and silky tannins that are polished and coat your mouth. The palate is ever dense and concentrated. Needs four to five years to open but already a beautiful red. Feb 2017, www.jamessuckling.com

Score: 96-/100James Suckling

The 2014 Figeac is shaping up to be a real jewel of a wine. Powerful and structured, with plenty of tannic spine, the 2014 won't start hitting its stride for at least a few years. Even today, though, it is impressive for its energy and overall intensity. Plum, smoke, spice, graphite and leather build into the huge, expressive finish. Figeac is one of the stars of the vintage. There is real density and gravitas here, not to mention considerable personality. Feb 2017, www.vinous.com, Drink: 2024-2054

Score: 96-/100Antonio GalloniDrinking Window: 2024-2054

Sleek and tight, with layers of well-focused boysenberry, cherry and cassis fruit, backed by a long, iron-edged finish. There's a whiff of tobacco in the background, too. Seriously grounded in terroir, this may take some time to unwind fully.—J.M. Wine Spectator, April 2015.

Score: 93-96/100Wine Spectator

The 2014 Figeac builds on its promise from barrel and delivers a very fulfilling bouquet with red plum, crushed strawberry, cedar and light graphite aromas that I suspect will close down for a period after bottling. (The bottle tasted at the chateau displayed a subtle incense aroma.) The palate is very well defined with a crisp line of acidity, sorbet fresh in the mouth and fanning out towards its structured, tensile finish. It is a great Figeac, a superb forerunner to the brilliant 2015 and it should not be underestimated. Chapeau winemaker Frederic Faye and his team. Tasted twice (both in London and at the property) with consistent notes. Mar 2017, www.robertparker.com

Score: 94-/100Neal Martin
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Emilion
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
13.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2024-2054
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Emilion
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
13.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2024-2054
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