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  • By John Kapon
    Happy 90th Birthday Thierry, 2/5/2008 93 points

    (Figeac) The 1998 had a nutty and chocolaty nose, toasty and with a kiss of caramel. The palate was round, smooth and tasty, similar to the 2001 in its tender softness, but possessing more green earth flavors. Dusty, ceramic and olive twists were on its finish. Ninety-three seemed to be the magic number so far on this evening

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  • By Chris Kissack
    May 2004, (See more on Winedoctor...) 18+ points

    (Chateau Figeac St Emilion) Situated on gravel close to Pomerol, hence an encépagement different to the other estates; Merlot 30%, Cabernet Franc 35%, Cabernet Sauvignon 35%. Lower yields this year, 31 hl/ha. A fairly dense colour here. A superbly full nose. Dark roasted plums, and a fabulous perfume. Some oak too. Elegance and style are plainly evident on the palate. There is not quite the plumpness and the velvet texture of the other wines - because the blend here is heavy on Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon, with less Merlot, I suspect. But there is body, balanced tannin and acids, and good concentration. Black fruits and a violet perfume. And a good length. One of the best wines here.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/21/2003, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 92 points

    (Château Figeac) Nice berry nose; big, fruity, herbaceous, berry, plum palate with a touch of maple; medium-plus finish (35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot)

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