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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Chateau Figeac  2000
Chateau Figeac 2000
(search item no. 42778)
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $74.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 98 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1982 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Figeac has become a more consistent wine over the last few years. A profound effort, the surprisingly full-bodied 2000 Figeac has an opaque purple color accompanied by a terrific bouquet of camphor, graphite, black currants, licorice, and smoked herbs. With well-balanced, powerful tannin, concentration, and pinpoint precision, finesse, and purity, this expressive as well as textured effort will drink well between 2004-2018. When Figeac hits on all cylinders, one can understand why some tasters believe it is as complex as Cheval Blanc. This is undeniably the estate's finest effort since 1996." - Wine Advocate
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About Chateau Figeac:

In Roman times, the estate belonged to a family called Figeacus, whose main villa stood on the site of the present château. Traces of the original pipework remain. The Roman remains are currently being studied using infrared photography. The name of the estate and that of the town of Figeac (in the Lot) would appear to have the same origin. The town of Figeac grew up close to the river Lot. There are still a number of small doors and windows from the Middle Ages in the right wing of the château, dating from around 1000. It was early in the 18th century that winegrowing really began at Figeac, under the aegis of the Marquis de Carle. His son, Elie, known as "The Knight of the Vines", became one of the pioneers of the winegrowing revolution in the Libourne area, on which the great prestige of the vineyards of St. Emilion is founded. He aimed the grands vins of Figeac at a select clientele living mainly in northern France. Exemplary care was taken with this thriving vineyard; the wines proved very successful and were very expensive.