The 40 hectares of Château Figeac vineyards are located in the west of the AOC Saint-Émilion, on the edge of Pomerol, on 3 hills of serious Güntziennes that give this first Grand Cru Classé its identity . Another of its peculiarities is its grape variety, which makes Merlot the minority variety, with 30% against 35% for both Cabernets, Franc and Sauvignon.
After a manual harvest of rich and concentrated grapes, the winemaking is traditional and fragmented, with the aim of revealing the material , especially by 15 to 18 months of aging in entirely new barrels, for a production of about 120,000 bottles.In a region with a worrying number of characterless, over-extracted, fruit bombs Ch. Figeac stands out like a shining beacon. In 2007 it has made another intellectual, aristocratic St Emilion from a Médoc-like blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. A fine, stylish, Dundee fruitcake nose is followed by a palate with lots of stuffing for the vintage. Boasting rich plum and blackberry fruit and coffee hints and an attractive streak of minerality, the elegant fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity ensure a glorious future. A real tour-de-force from this illustrious and revitalised estate.