Red

1988 Château Figeac

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 34

  • brihprivat Likes this wine: 94 points

    February 24, 2019 - Figeac 88 is an example of why mature bordeaux is an all-time classic. Fantastic nose!!
    A bit light at first, but it gains weight with some time In the glass. Didnt dare to decant, but it was very much alive and actually improved over several hours. A hedonistic wine. GREAT.

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  • fcxj wrote: 86 points

    October 13, 2018 - Aged aromatics, thin palate.

  • Rimbe wrote: 94 points

    October 13, 2018 - (Dinner at the China Club, Hong Kong)

    It is a good, solid, straightforward, (solid = for any wine drinker) wine. There is a mix of oak, crumbling rocks, and grape almost turning cherry.
    An old man yawning in a rocking chair.

    Leave it to decant for two hours before drinking.

  • Solidgold Does not like this wine:

    May 2, 2018 - Gone flat.

  • Solidgold Does not like this wine: 80 points

    May 2, 2018 - Upon opening, the colour in the glass looks rustic brownish red. It is really very light on the palate and the nose is faint. Could not feel any tannins and after 30 mins, the wine just faded. Slight tinch of sour on the tongue and that grew more intense on the hour. I could not finish it

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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

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 166 (56%)
  • Consumed 133 (44%)

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