Red

1988 Château Figeac

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • > Bordeaux
  • > Libournais
  • > St. Émilion Grand Cru
Drink between 1997 - 2017
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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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  • Terre Likes this wine:

    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.

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  • 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.

Wine Definition

  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 17 (10%)
  • In Cellars 123 (70%)
  • Consumed 36 (20%)

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