A 70/30 split of Merlot and Cabernet Franc that saw 40% new oak, the 2018 Château La Tour Figeac reveals a deep ruby/purple color to go with a classy nose of spiced currants, black cherries, loamy soil, leather, and dried tobacco and herbal notes. It has a savory, complex nose yet brings plenty of sweet fruit and opulence on the palate, with ripe and polished tannins, a rounded, layered mouthfeel, and outstanding length on the finish. The balance is spot on, it has a great mid-palate, and I suspect it will have 15-20 years of overall longevity.
93 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Mar 2021)
This vineyard operated on organic principles has produced a firm, solidly structured wine. It is dense, full of tannins as much as black-currant fruits. All the elements are just beginning to come together. Drink from 2026.
93 points, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (May 2021)
Plum and blackberry aromas with violets and crushed stones. It’s full-bodied with really fine tannins and a creamy, refined texture. Needs two or three years to come together. Drink after 2023.
93 points, James Suckling (Jan 2021)
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 La Tour Figeac bursts from the glass with bold notes of baked blackberries, stewed plums and boysenberries, plus hints of tilled soil, pencil lead and spice cake. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers a thirst-quenching line of freshness with soft tannins and bags of black fruits, finishing with a peppery kick.
91 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Mar 2021)
The 2018 La Tour Figeac is a pretty, gracious Saint-Émilion to drink now and over the next decade or so. Crushed rose petal, red berry, mint and sage all add nuance over time. The Cabernet Franc, 30% of the blend, is super expressive today.
91 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Mar 2021)