Saint Emilion Chronicles #7, Part II: A Wine Tasting of Chateau Figeac 1988

Chateau Figeac, 1988

 

Here comes our second post about Chateau Figeac: a wine tasting and full review of a bottle of Chateau Figeac, vintage… 1988!

Check it out to see how it was! 🙂

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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!

Rating: Outstanding

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2 thoughts on “Saint Emilion Chronicles #7, Part II: A Wine Tasting of Chateau Figeac 1988

  1. Mathieu Rudelle

    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.

    Reply
    1. Stefano Post author

      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!
      Stefano

      Reply

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