Red

2006 Château Figeac

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 33

  • Nutty08 Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 28, 2019 - Still young. Fantastic nose showing the fine herbal notes of the can components. Palate is fresh and fine. A bit austere and slightly hollow and bitter on mid palate. But length and complexity are good. If the fruit hangs in with the tannins this could be a very long ager. From 375. Drink or hold.

  • vvWine.ch Likes this wine: 91 points

    July 19, 2019 - 2006, Château Figeac, Saint-Emilion. Leuchendes Rubin, schöner Glanz. In der Nase mit krautigen Noten, viele dunkle Beeren, Rauch, Süssholz, noch deutlich vom Barrique geprägt mit vielen Röstnoten, zeigt Tiefe und Komplexität. Der Gaumen ist straff, saftig, kraftvoll und konzentriert, die Gerbstoffe wirken noch wild, verleihen dem Wein eine sehr gute Struktur, Frucht, Säure, Alkohol und Tannine sind eigentlich ausgewogen, dennoch wirkt der Wein irgendwie wie eine Autofahrt mit angezogener Handbremse. Sicherlich, noch sehr jugendlich, doch ob hier die Handbremse jemals gelöst wird? In 8 bis 10 Jahren nochmals probieren. 2025-2040 (91+?/100) vvWine.ch

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  • ozyloy wrote: 92 points

    July 2, 2019 - Popped and poured over 2 hours.
    A heady nose: Blackberry, blackcurrant, mocha, vanilla oak, licorice, grilled herbs - supporting notes of floral aromatics and vegetal leaf.
    On the palate, this had high acidity, a full body, medium(+) flavour intensity of dark fruit, cherry, cedar oak, mocha, vanilla and herbs. Medium(+) grippy tannins, medium(+) finish.
    Quite voluptuous already on the nose, albeit with a tinge of green that wafted in and out with air. This raised expectations, which were then moderated somewhat upon sipping, when it became apparent that the wine needs more time to resolve into a greater whole. The oak has yet to fully integrate and the tannins, while acceptable now, will further smoothen with time. Impressive ripeness for a less-than-stellar vintage. 92 pts now; should improve.

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  • Torchy wrote: flawed

    February 22, 2019 - Friday night blind BYO (Anders Condoe): OX :-(

  • michael47 Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 27, 2018 - Lashings of toasty vanillin oak - almost too much. Despite the super ripe fruit and low acids it seems like a nice mouthful of jammy Napa cab on steroids and not something from Bordeaux. Who knows how long it will go for.

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  • By Jane Anson
    2006: Ten Years On, 6/12/2016 (link)

    (Château Figeac, St-Émilion, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2016, Issue #63, Recently Tasted Right Bank Gems 2008 Back to 1947 And Vintage Guide

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/22/2016 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/27/2016 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson
    6/5/2015 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/14/2014 (link)

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2012, Issue #37, Château Figeac: Another St. Émilion Exemplar of Elegance

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The World of Fine Wine

  • March 2011, Issue #31 (link)

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  • December 2010, Issue #30 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/20/2010 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144 (link)

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2009, Issue #20, The 2006 Bordeaux Vintage: A Snapshot of a Pretty High Quality Year

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/7/2008 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Happy 90th Birthday Thierry, 2/5/2008

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    8/8/2007 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2010 (link) 18+ points

    (Chateau Figeac (St Emilion)) Quite dark, good concentration. As always a very different character from the rest of the commune on the nose - and different can often be good in my book. Very dark elements here, gravelly, lightly perfumed, with touches of charcoaly fruit, and little elements of mint too. And there is a vein residual toffee-oak yet to integrate. A nice substance on the palate, reserved but with nicely defined edges, fairly tense presence of fruit in the middle, showing a more attractive tightening up of its substance here. This is well judged and stylish with great nuances of game and even a little spicy stock coming in. Reminds me a touch of some top Pessacs; is that the gravel terroir, perhaps? Could be super.

  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2008 (link) 17.5+ points

    (Chateau Figeac St Emilion) Lots of fruit on the nose here, with a deep and exotic character, with hints of spiced plums. A very appealing palate, supple and elegant, reflecting the more gravelly terroir at this end of the appellation perhaps. But there is substance too, and a good, firm, tannic backbone. I think this has a fine, classic composition and is one that will do well in the cellar.

  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2007 (link) (16.5-17.) points

    (Chateau Figeac St Emilion) A really impressive nose here, quite explosive, full of fruit, clearly very different to some of the other wines from St Emilion tasted here. A nice style on the palate, quite composed, although a little lean on entry. A fleshy midpalate, nicely covering the ripe tannins at the core. Sweet, stony fruit and firm acidity. This is really very good.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Figeac
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation St. Émilion Grand Cru
  • UPC Codes 071570013547, 3760065927403, 400001746080

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 134 (8%)
  • In Cellars 1,163 (71%)
  • Consumed 330 (20%)

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