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1988 Château Figeac
Red Bordeaux Blend
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Community Tasting Notes 14
WineCellarTV Likes this wine: (96 points)
April 27, 2013 - Velvet crimson with brown reflexes.
Light and transparent edges. Still vibrant and fresh!
aromas of Cedar and other pinewood. Earthy and Leathery characters.
Some Berries paired with Eucalypt in a cloud of sweet Floral traces.
Complex, multi-layered aromas, perfectly integrated to one beautiful nose! Round and soft, but intense and lively.
Flavors of fresh Acidity comes with a combination of Herbs and Spices.
Earth and Stone with little nuances of fruit – mostly ripe Black Currant, Jam.
Languorous, long finish with decent Acidity, Warmth, Spices and Licorice.
Beautiful balanced and simply delicious!
A flawless bottle and a wine, which is probably peaking now!
I can´t imagine this getting any better:
Fully and perfectly integrated with fruit, secondary characteristics and vital acidity walking hand in hand melting to one great experience.
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February 3, 2013 - Absolute great wine. Still young, can age for a lot years extra! Finesse, complex, fruity.. Everything was there in the glass.
tooch wrote: (91 points)
May 10, 2012 - Dinner at The Bristol (The Bristol - Chicago, IL): Beautiful nose of raw tobacco, some green pepper, sour cherry and rose petals. With air (we're talking 2 hours) this became really green with its cabernet franc nature taking over. Until that point, the wine was elegant, floral and deep. Beautiful claret.
tooch wrote: flawed
April 7, 2012 - corked.
Blair Curtis wrote: (91 points)
March 25, 2012 - This wine acquitted itself quite well in a nice Figeac vertical. Lovely pure nose. Very nice balance. A touch of bell pepper offers complexity. This wine has an excellent mouthfeel and is drinkng very well righ now. No complaints.
Pro Reviews 2
View From the Cellar
By John Gilman
Jan/Feb 2012, Issue #37, Château Figeac: Another St. Émilion Exemplar of Elegance
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By Chris Kissack
March 2004 (link) 18.5+ points
(Chateau Figeac St Emilion) A Premier Grand Cru Classé. A moderate depth of colour here. A lovely nose, with maturing Merlot fruit giving meaty, spicy, fruit cake aromas. There are notes of minerals and stones also. A beautiful palate, structured and powerful, with a fine balance of tannins, acidity and fruit. Such purity too.
- Vintage 1988
- Type Red
- Producer Château Figeac
- Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard n/a
- Country France
- Region Bordeaux
- SubRegion Libournais
- Appellation St. Émilion Grand Cru
- Pending Delivery 17 (10%)
- In Cellars 123 (70%)
- Consumed 36 (20%)