It looks as though recent bottles are either 93 or 87, probably dependent upon provenance, and this bottle is going to have to join the 87 camp. The color has faded to brown and is transparent at the edge. Dried tobacco nose, dry crunchy tannins, earthy herbal palate bid adieu to its fruit long ago and is all tertiary elements now. Overall just okay and paled in comparison to a bottle of '82 Figeac I had a few weeks ago.
This needs a few hours in a decanter to come around, initially it's somewhat tightly wound and tannic, but with plenty of time and air it starts to unravel aromatically. There's a core of fresh red and dark fruit tinged by cedar, tobacco, earth, leather, and higher toned green herbal flavours, though (unlike my last bottle) it still shows some of that '86 tannic spine on the back end even after being open for about 4 hours. A lovely, classic Figeac, but I get the impression this still needs a fair bit of time in the cellar.
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