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Château Figeac 2022 released En Primeur  

  • Château Figeac 2022 has been released for £3,036 per 12×75.  
  • ‘An appropriate way to start your tenure as a Grand Cru Classé “A”’ said Neal Martin who rated it 97-99 points. 
  • Buyers looking for value might want to consider 2016, 2019 and 2014 vintages. 

As part of this year’s Bordeaux En Primeur campaign, Château Figeac 2022 has been released at €252 per bottle ex-négociant, up 55.6% on the 2021 release (€162).  

It is being offered by the international trade for £3,036 per 12×75, a 55.2% increase on the 2021’s opening price (£1,956 a case).  

The 2019, 2016 and 2014 vintages look better value in relation to today’s release. See more pricing analysis below.  

The volume released was 20% down year-on-year, which may go some way in explaining the price hike. Additionally, Château Figeac was promoted to Premier Grand Cru Classé A in the latest revision of the Saint-Émilion Classification in September 2022.  

Liv-ex members ranked Figeac the third-best wine of the vintage in this year’s En Primeur Survey, coming in behind Cheval Blanc and Lafite Rothschild, respectively. 

Critics’ scores  

Neal Martin (Vinous) gave the wine a score of 97-99 points, making it a potential contender for the highest scoring Figeac vintage. In his tasting notes, he describes how ‘the palate is beautifully balanced with a lightly spiced entry, fine depth and with plenty of concentration counterbalanced by finesse towards the graphite-infused finish’.  

William Kelley (Wine Advocate) awarded it a barrel range of 98-100, lauding the 2022 Figeac as a ‘brilliant wine’ to celebrate the Château’s recent elevation to Premier Grand Cru Classé “A” status. In his words: ‘the quintessential Figeac’.  

James Suckling scored the wine at 97-98, praising the ‘earliest ever harvest for Figeac’ for contributing to its ‘lovely freshness and depth’. 

Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Independent) gave it 97-99, highlighting the ‘simply electric’ palate for its ‘shimmering’ fruit layers and ‘mineral and floral sparks’.  

Fair Value analysis  

Using Liv-ex’s ‘Fair Value’ methodology, prices for Château Figeac are 92% correlated to Neal Martin scores.  

Looking at the chart below, today’s release is coming to the market above the regression line.  

Buyers looking for other opportunities might want to consider the 2016 and 2019 vintages which both have a Neal Martin score of 98 points and fall just below the ‘Fair Value’ line. They are available at a discount of 29.0% and 27.5% respectively to today’s release.  

The lower-scoring 2014 and 2017 vintages also fall below the line and are available at discounts of 45.0% and 51.1% respectively to today’s release.   

Our Bordeaux En Primeur 2022 page contains everything you need to know about this year’s campaign. You can also sign up for our daily En Primeur email alerts using the form below.     


Liv-ex analysis is drawn from the world’s most comprehensive database of fine wine prices. The data reflects the real-time activity of Liv-ex’s 620+ merchant members from across the globe. Together they represent the largest pool of liquidity in the world – currently £100m of bids and offers across 16,000 wines.         

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