Historic Chateau Figeac Vertical Dinner
New York, NY 10019
This is one of the oldest names in Bordeaux going back to the Romans in the 2nd century. The Manoncourt regime stared in 1892 but it was not until 1947 when Thierry Manoncourt took the helm and made it famous. In the 1950’s, he was one of the first to extensively study the terroir, and as a result relied heavily on plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec. The owners of Figeac sold off a parcel which became Cheval Blanc. The two properties share similar terroirs. Both Figeac and Cheval Blanc are on the border of Pomerol on gravel soil, which is more akin to the left bank. The difference between the two is in the Cépage. Figeac relies heavily on Cabernet Sauvignon while Cheval Blanc favors Cabernet Franc. Figeac has an uncanny ability to age and is remarkably consistent even the so called “off” vintages. The older wines are classic St- Emilion and display elegance, structure, longevity, and purity of terroir over power and extraction. Please join us for this historical vertical of this legendary Chateau.
Vintages include: 1950; 1953; 1959; 1961; 1966; 1970; 1975; 1982; 1985; 1990; 1995; 1998; 2000; 2005; 2009; 2015; and 2016.