*5R* 2016 Chateau Figeac Saint Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classe (Bordeaux, FR)

Weight: 5R

Varietals: 38% Cabernet Sauvignon   36% Merlot   26% Cabernet Franc

Region: Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, France

98 points, Vinous

"The 2016 Figeac has another dimension aromatically, compared to the previous vintage. A cornucopia of aromas, red and black fruit, cedar, pencil shavings, truffle and a subtle marine scent that becomes more prominent with aeration. The palate is framed by chiseled tannins, the acidity is finely tuned, the fruit shimmers with tension and nascent vivacity. You can’t help but swallow this Figeac, and so I must apologize to the spittoon. Pixelated from A-to-Z, it will be thrilling to watch this mature." - Neal Martin