Chateau Figeac 1988
Following our previous post about the history, estate, terroir and winemaking process at Chateau Figeac in Bordeaux’s Saint Emilion region, let’s now focus on my review of a bottle of their Grand Vin that I had an opportunity to taste: Chateau Figeac, Saint Emilion Grand Cru AOC, 1988 ($200).
The Bottom Line
Overall, the Chateau Figeac 1988 that I had was an outstanding, elegant wine: after 26 years of aging, it still performed flawlessly, offering a broad aromatic palette that unsurprisingly underscored tertiary aromas, but still presented fruity, secondary aromas to complement them. It still had enough acidity to keep it alive (although I would not wait much longer to drink it) and noticeable but gentle tannins, along with great smoothness – attaining a nice balance. It had pleasant and vivid mouth flavors of fruit and spices and a long finish. Outstanding!
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Hi Stefano, nice blog !
I actually tried this bottle last summer and it really underperformed, but Bordeaux was using a lot of defective corks at that time which might be an explanation. It looks like you were luckier than I was! Have a good day.
Hi Mathieu, thank you for your kind comment and apologies for my much delayed reply. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your Figeac 1988. Perhaps, as you said, it may have been because of a bad cork? I utterly enjoyed mine, I have to say… 🙂
Thank you very much for stopping by and all the best!