Figeac 2020 En Primeur: “Magnificent”
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  • “Sizzles with vertical energy,” says Antonio Galloni.
  • The wine is released internationally at £1,872 (12×75).
  • The 2014 Figeac looks attractive by comparison.

The 2020 Château Figeac has been released for €156 per bottle ex-négociant, up 30% on the 2019 release.

The wine is being offered by the international trade for £1,872 per 12×75, 25.1% less than the current Market Price of the 2019.

In the context of rising prices, the 2020 Figeac looks to offer good value at release. See more analysis below.

Critical opinion

Today’s release received 96-98 points from Neal Martin (Vinous), who called it “a magnificent Figeac”.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (The Wine Advocate) also rated it 96-98+ and said that “far more cerebral and quietly introspective than it is hedonic, this could only be Figeac”.

Antonio Galloni awarded 95-97 points, noting that, “the château has made a number of tremendous wines in recent vintages, but I don’t remember a Figeac with this much saline-drenched intensity and mineral drive”. “Superb,” he said.

James Suckling gave it 97-98 and described it as “a really sophisticated young wine”.

Jeff Leve (The Wine Cellar Insider) awarded one of the highest score brackets, 97-99 points.

Fair Value

The 2020 Figeac offers good value for money. It is priced below the similarly scored 2018, 2015 and 2010 vintages. However, they might present a compelling alternative for buyers looking for a bit of age.

The 2014 presents another more affordable option. It boasts 94-points from Martin and is available for £1,240 per case.

 

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