The 2022 St Emilion classification has been announced, with Château Figeac now crowned as “Premier Grand Cru Classé
Appellation - St Emilion
Owner - Manoncourt family
40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Cabernet Franc, 29% Merlot.
Second wine – Petit Figeac
Annual production – 180,000 bottles
"The 2021 Figeac was picked from September 21 until October 19 and matured, as usual, in 100% new oak. It has a very pure, elegant bouquet, the Cabernet Sauvignon imparting subtle pencil lead notes, blackberry and briar, almost understated at first but gaining vigor with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity and just the right amount of sapidity. There is unerring symmetry about this Figeac, which is extremely focused yet unconcerned about showing off. There is lovely piquancy on the finish. Unequivocally one the finest Right Bank wines in 2021. Frédéric Faye continues to guide Figeac to the pinnacle of the appellation. (13.0% alcohol)"
Neal Martin, vinous.com, May 2022