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1988 Château Figeac
Red Bordeaux Blend
- St. Émilion Grand Cru
Community Tasting Notes 24
DrinkBordeaux wrote: (94 points)
March 21, 2016 - One of the better Figeacs I can recall, which is really saying something. Great fill level on this bottle. Some mold on the cork, but the cork was dry and in good shape. The wine had a beautiful ruby and slightly rusted color with the edges lightening a bit. A clean nose with impressive purity and ripeness of the fruit. Red currant, cherry, crushed rock, truffle, black tea, and rose petals are on the nose. Lots of floral notes are easy to find. Medium-bodied and full of finesse. The tannins are soft and are in the background. Very fresh finish with lots of well-balanced acidity. I would say this is still at its peak and is drinking beautifully. There is so much fruit left here that I wouldn't hesitate to save this for five more years. A beautiful and very successful effort from Figeac.
April 20, 2015 - Nose is plum, fig, meat, earth, leather, smoke, tobacco, spice
Palate is showing good tertiary notes, tobacco, leather, char, ash, woody, plum, cherry, leafy, bit warming.
Nice, ok complexity, good typicity.
johnh1001 wrote: (93 points)
January 29, 2015 - Love the nose. Did not have the class of the Cheval but great to compare.
rossi.wine wrote: (93 points)
January 10, 2015 - Nicely evolved in colour, still quite dark core. Expressive nose, wonderful notes of tobacco, spices, ripe fruit. Open and ready on the palate, still good texture, powerful and relatively generous, good fruit, great length. Excellent, drinking very well. 92-94
johnh1001 wrote: (94 points)
November 25, 2014 - another great bottle. Interestingly this one showed very little herbal notes and much more red fruit. Smelled like a burgundy.
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 3 (1%)
- In Cellars 156 (71%)
- Consumed 60 (27%)