Suggested Retail: $380.00
Our En Primeur collection is a selection of vintages available for pre-order.
97+ points - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, April 2021
The 2018 Figeac is composed of 37% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Cabernet Franc, with a 3.7 pH and 14% alcohol. Deep garnet-purple in color, it soars out of the glass with opening notes of freshly crushed red and black cherries, mulberries and ripe, juicy plums, followed by hints of violets, damp soil, cedar chest, crushed rocks and pencil shavings. The medium-bodied, elegantly styled palate features bags of freshness and exquisitely ripe, beautifully poised tannins to support the bright, energetic black and red fruit layers, finishing on a lingering fragrant earth note. This is absolutely recognizable as being cut from the same cloth as old-school Figeac, but all the recent vineyard and winemaking improvements have unveiled the beautifully ripe, intense, nuanced potential here. Bravo to managing director/winemaker Frédéric Faye and his team! Although there is a lot to love about this wine right now, give it 5-6 years for the oak to fully integrate and the underlying perfume suggestions to emerge, then enjoy over the next 20-25 years or more.
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