Suggested Retail: $380.00
Our En Primeur collection is a selection of vintages available for pre-order.
97+ points - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, November 2018
The 2016 Figeac is comprised of 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and 26% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, the nose is a little broody and reticent at this very youthful stage, slowly unfolding to reveal profound plum preserves, crème de cassis, black raspberries and star anise with hints of moss-covered bark, truffles and tilled loam plus a waft of red currants and raspberry leaves sparks. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is practically quivering with energy, offering glimpses at tightly wound black fruit and mineral/ferrous layers, framed by very firm, ripe tannins and wonderful tension, finishing long with the spices coming through. This will need a good 7-8 years to come round and then should cellar for 40+ years. Very serious, beautifully poised and sophisticated personality this vintage.
“There was a little more water stress in 2016 than in 2018,” Frédéric Faye mentioned. “The cooler nights here helped us to avoid too much water stress this year. We are not de-leafing a lot now—just on one side to expose the grapes to the morning sun, but we do not de-leaf on the afternoon sun side, where it can get very hot.” Figeac continues along its upward trajectory in terms of heights of greatness and consistency. Faye has adeptly managed to maintain the energy in the wines that is a signature of Figeac while revealing more layers, polishing the tannins and, ultimately, offering slightly more muscle to the fruit core. Once his considerable efforts in the vineyards really kick in and the new winery is completed, I am incredibly excited to see what the future holds for this historic, truly special place.
From cellar-to-cellar, or cellar to shelf, we maintain the highest standards, thanks to close relationships with the finest producers of wine across the globe, ensuring authenticity.
We maintain strict, direct, temperature- controlled delivery from the cellar to the customer, guaranteeing the integrity of each vintage’s character and flavor profile.
En primeur is a long-held, bordelaise wine industry practice which enables the trading of wines well before their scheduled bottle release. Historically, producers offered their customers a stake in a future vintage by allowing them to purchase before bottling, royally benefitting their clients at significantly reduced prices when compared to the final retail price. This win-win tradition is a mutually beneficial agreement that successfully carried on to this day.
We are delighted to take part in this tradition of winemaking history and invite you to join in and take advantage of this unique, coveted offering. Sourcing only the best Châteaux from Bordeaux, these rare wines will never be found at a more competitive price point than in their en primeur release. Secure your allocation now by pre-ordering your desired amount in any quantity.
*This pre-order is a commitment to buy the wines upon their designated release. Pricing predictions are based on direct consultations with the Chateaux but may vary upon release. In the unlikely instance where pricing predictions exceed or fall short, customers will be notified and given the opportunity to either cancel their order and receive a full refund or purchase the wines at the amended En Primeur release price.
Our curated collection prioritizes provenance and secure wine handling from start to finish. We deeply understand and appreciate the craft, passion and time that is dedicated to produce each bottle, and we honor it by respecting the factors that influence a wine’s ideal maturation. When you purchase a bottle from Wines of Kings, we guarantee the following:
- Bottle claim integrity (zero fraudulence)
- Direct sourcing
- Minimal handling
- Consistent environment regulated cellaring
- Optimal temperature and humidity regulated storage
- Storage free of light and vibration