Chateau Figeac is a Premier Grand Cru Classe in the St. Emillion classification of 2012-13. The vineyard is unusual, in that it tends to be gravel based, without the clay and sand found in many other St. Emillion vineyards. In addition, the wine is unusual, in that it is made up of 35% Cabernet Sauvignon 35% Cabernet Franc and the balance Merlot, which is not at all a common blend. The percentage of both Cabernet grapes are far higher than is normally seen in St. Emillion. One result of the "cepage" is that the wines of Chateau Figeac tend to age very well, while also being rich and elegant.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The nose is delineated and fresh with blackberry, wild strawberry and minty scents emanating from the Cabernet component. The palate is well balanced with crisp tannin, well balanced with good substance for a 2013. What I appreciate here is that it maintains the style of Figeac: structured with just a touch of austerity, backed up by a crisp line of acidity and a cedar-tinged finish. If you are intending to purchase a 2013 Right Bank, then I would park you car here. Tasted June 2016.