Vintage 1995

Even after a quarter of a century, Chateau-Figeac 1995 continues to seduce tasters as one of the great vintages of the decade from the property. The wine has a dense color, with a nose that offers a concentrated and complex bouquet. The palate reveals notes of roasted coffee, truffles and jammy black berries. Remarkably elegant with a velvety tannic structure. Its freshness and its harmony allows it to cross the ages.

This label was specially created in 1995 to celebrate the 50th vintage of Thierry Manoncourt, who directed the estate until his death in 2010.

Even after a quarter of a century, Chateau-Figeac 1995 continues to seduce tasters as one of the great vintages of the decade from the property. The wine has a dense color, with a nose that offers a concentrated and complex bouquet. The palate reveals notes of roasted coffee, truffles and jammy black berries. Remarkably elegant with a velvety tannic structure. Its freshness and its harmony allows it to cross the ages.

Harvest

from September 18th to September 26th

Varietal Mix

30% Merlot
35% Cabernet franc
35% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage Report

The year 1995 was generally marked by heat. After a period of heavy rainfall from January to March, hot, dry weather set in from April onwards.
The months of July and August were particularly marked by record temperatures with a heat wave that persisted for nearly 28 consecutive days.
Thanks to these conditions, the vegetation started quickly, a week in advance of the usual date. The vines experienced an early and regular growth.
At the end of August, the state of the vines allowed us to hope for a great vintage with beautiful Merlots, perfect ripeness of the Cabernets and gorgeous balance.
At the beginning of September, a few rainy periods did not affect the quality potential of the harvest which took place under good conditions.

In 1995

This label was specially created in 1995 to celebrate the 50th vintage of Thierry Manoncourt, who directed the estate until his death in 2010. His was an exceptional life marked by brilliant successes—and perhaps more tellingly, some vintages where he voluntarily decided not to produce wine under the name of Château-Figeac, as he deemed the harvest not up to the standards of his winery. This label is truly a collector's item.

Wine cabinet

With epithets like “unforgettable”, “sublime” or “outstanding”, some wines define our tastes in the same way as certain dates overturn our lives…
Like members of the same family, necessarily different yet necessarily close, each vintage of Château-Figeac is the reflection of a year which tells a whole story… It is one of the great riches of our wines, closely linked to the irreplaceable terroir and the choices made by the winemaker.
In our wine cabinet, we recount a selection of vintages, each with its own story. If you are curious about another vintage, please ask us…

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