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Figeac 1988

Chateau Figeac

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The 1988 falls short of my expectations for this property's wines. It has a moderately deep ruby color, noticeable tannin, and a tart, lean, austere, herbaceous character that is followed by a light, surprisingly short finish. Anticipated maturity: Now-1997. Last tasted, 5/93. *** Figeac's 1988 offers a moderate ruby color, high tannins, and a tart, lean, austere, overtly herbaceous character. The wine is light, with a surprisingly short finish. Anticipated maturity: Now- 1997.

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€ 1,500

 October 2015

Chateau Figeac

Chateau Figeac is a highly rated wine production estate based in the Saint Emilion region of Bordeaux, France. The primary wine Chateau Figeac is classified as Premier Grand Cru Classe (B) as per the official classification of Saint Emilion wine.

Although Chateau Figeac is a prominent right bank wine, many describe it as having the characteristics of fine wines from the Medoc and Graves, most likely due to the grape selection. Chateau Figeac contains around 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Cabernet Franc and 30% Merlot; whereas most Saint Emilion wines have a higher percentage of Merlot, this elite fine wine is far more balanced.

Chateau Figeac is the largest winery in Saint Emilion, spanning around 40 hectares of pure vineyards, and the annual production of its primary wine is around 10,000 cases. The estate also has a second wine in production since 1945 labeled La Grange Nueve de Figeac.

10,000 cases

Premier Grand Cru Classe (B)

Saint Emilion/Right Bank

40 hectares

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