Second wine from one of the stars of the right bank Bordeaux Chateau Figeac. Unlike the right bank tradition, Petit Figeac's major grape is Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a muscular, bold and powerful Saint-Emilion. It is aromatic, dark chocolate, blueberries, dark berries, cassis. Medium-bodied, velvety tannins, elegant and refreshing.
Drink now - 2030
(€66 / litre)
Good drive and raciness on the nose. Real sinew and savour. Polished tannins but good Figeac character. A success! Superior ink. GV? Apr 2016 Drink: 2019-2027
92-93 points James Suckling
This is very powerful with lots of dark chocolate and blueberry character. Full body, concentrated and chewy. Mar 2016
93 points Tim Atkin
Unique among Right Bank reds in having such a high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, this second wine is a triumph in 2015. Floral, balanced and grassy, with refreshing acidity, cassis and red berry fruit and stylish oak. Figeac is back at the top of its game. Apr 2016 Drink 2022-2030
91 points Wine Advocate
Composed of 32% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Petit Figeac reveals notes of warm cherries, red currant jelly, aniseed and forest floor with touches of wild blueberries and blackberries. Medium-bodied, very finely crafted, elegant and refreshing, it fills the mouth with open-knit red and black fruits, finishing with a velvety texture paving the way. —by Lisa Perrotti-Brown Feb 2018 Drink 2019 - 2032
91 points Wine Spectator
This delivers a delicious bolt of cassis, along with accents of cherry and plum preserves, backed by brambly grip and a roasted apple wood note. Still on the accessible side, and should be a solid drink while the big boys mature. Best from 2019 through 2027. —James Molesworth March 2018
89-91 Neal Martin
The 2015 Petit Figeac is a blend of 32% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, representing around one-third of the production. It has a perfumed blackberry, raspberry coulis and boysenberry-scented bouquet - fruit forward and very pure. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, fresh in the mouth, dark berry fruit and a slight gravelly, almost Graves-Like note thanks to that Cabernet. Often overlooked, this is well worth seeking out. Apr 2016 Drink: 2019-2030
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