2020 Figeac Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 6L
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WA 100 JL 99 TWI 99 WE 99 DC 98 JA 98 JD 98 JS 97 VN 97 WS 96
WA 100

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2023

The 2020 Figeac is the finest wine that has been bottled to date at this estate since its renaissance began a decade ago. Wafting from the glass with aromas of blackberries and raspberries mingled with cigar wrapper...
JL 99

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2023

The purity, elegance, refinement, and walls of perfectly ripe, sweet, sensuous fruits are almost off the charts here! Aromatically, the floral bouquet with accents of espresso, black plums, cherries, black raspberries...
TWI 99

The Wine Independent, March 2023

A blend of 37% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Franc, and 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2020 Figeac has a deep garnet-purple color. It is completely shut-down and silent to begin, requiring a vigorous shake to release nuances of...
WE 99

Wine Enthusiast,

(97-99 points) Barrel Sample. Fantastic black currant aromas from the Cabernet Sauvignon feed into perfumed Cabernet Franc. The result is a wine that is structured with powerful tannins under the joyous floral fruits...
DC 98

Decanter, January 2023

A ripe, herbal-edged nose full of Cabernet Franc perfumed florality; violets, plums, black cherries and figs. Compelling weight on the palate, this has density and drive from the first sip with tannins that are really...
JA 98

janeanson.com, January 2023

The first vintage since they were crowned Premier Grand Cru Classé A (although not on the label until 2022), and it's a confident showing straight out of the gate. Barely puts a foot wrong as the concentrated nature of...
JD 98

jebdunnuck.com, March 2023

(98+ points) The Grand Vin 2020 Château Figeac checks in as 37% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Franc, and 31% Cabernet Sauvignon that spent 18 months in new barrels. They also utilize plenty of press wine, and the 2020 has 8% in...
JS 97

jamessuckling.com, January 2023

Very subtle and classy aromas of blackberries, hazelnuts and chocolate with some wet bark. It’s so subtle on the nose. Full-bodied, yet so fine and polished with an inner strength to this. Ultra-fine and polished tannins...
VN 97

Vinous, February 2023

The 2020 Figeac was bottled in mid-July. It has an exquisite bouquet that unfolds effortlessly in the glass with blackberry, crushed stone, graphite and fresh fig scents. It blossoms with aeration. The palate is...
WS 96

Wine Spectator, November 2022

A broad-shouldered wine that captures the vintage's heat well in a core of cassis and blackberry fruit flavors, which are dotted with lively savory, tobacco leaf and warm earth accents. Reveals a tarry, grippy edge as...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2020
Size 6L
Closure Cork

The 2020 Figeac is a Bordeaux Blend that hails from the prestigious Saint Emilion region in Bordeaux, France. This elegant red wine showcases the artistry and expertise of the Figeac producer. With its deep, ruby color, this wine is a visual delight that sets the stage for the sensory experience to come.

Upon first nosing, the 2020 Figeac reveals very subtle and classy aromas of blackberries, hazelnuts, and chocolate, with hints of wet bark. The nose is incredibly refined and delicate, a testament to the sophistication of this wine. On the palate, it is full-bodied, yet remarkably fine and polished, with an inner strength that gives it a commanding presence. The ultra-fine and polished tannins glide effortlessly, running the length of the wine. The finish is simply breathtaking, lingering on the palate for minutes.

The blend for this vintage consists of 37% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Franc, and 31% Cabernet Sauvignon. This combination creates a wine that is both powerful and balanced, with each varietal contributing its unique characteristics. The result is a wine that is both classy and sophisticated, a true representation of the art of winemaking.

James Suckling awarded the 2020 Figeac an impressive score of 97 points, describing it as "classy" and "sophisticated." He suggests that it will reach its peak after 2027, making it a wine worth cellaring. Decanter also praised this vintage, giving it a score of 98 points and highlighting its weight, density, and tension. They described it as a "total knock-out" and praised its complex layers and impressive finish.

The Wine Cellar Insider gave the 2020 Figeac a score of 99 points, noting its purity, elegance, refinement, and perfectly ripe, sweet fruits. They were particularly enamored with its opulent, luscious, and silky layers of fruit, as well as its seamless and riveting finish.

The 2020 Figeac has also received high praise from other esteemed critics such as Jeb Dunnuck, Vinous, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, and Jane Anson. Each reviewer highlights different aspects of this exceptional wine, from its awesome aromatics and seamless mouthfeel to its harmonious profile and sapid complexity.

Overall, the 2020 Figeac is a wine that demands attention and admiration. Its impeccable craftsmanship, refined elegance, and powerful yet balanced characteristics make it a true gem from the Bordeaux region. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future indulgence, this wine is sure to captivate the senses and leave a lasting impression.