1990 Figeac

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£2,210.00 DP

Average critic rating : 91.5 points



This is a strong effort for Figeac, but the wine is fully mature and is beginning to fade slightly. It offers a terrific bouquet of roasted herbs, cedarwood, licorice, sweet cherries, and background foresty/underbrush notes, a fleshy attack, medium body, sweet fruit, and plenty of glycerin, but the tannins provide a pinched finish that evaporates quickly leaving only astringency. This wine tires within 45 minutes of opening, so it needs to be drunk over the next 4-5 years, if not sooner. And, do not over-aerate! Release price: ($500.00/case) Wine Advocate.June, 2009



A very fine Figeac, one that improves in the glass but it seems to have waned since its peak several years ago. The nose is just a tad diffuse at first, quite warm with a touch of volatility, leather and roasted meats. There is a softness to this ‘90, which blurs the definition. The palate is full-bodied, sinewy and very harmonious with a soft middle and then some grainy tannin towards the finish. Not a bad wine but I think other bottles might be better. Tasted December 2007. Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com



In magnum. Sweet and lovely. Is this on its way to becoming a 1959? It's a little loose but it's certainly pretty good and livelier than most 1990s. Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com

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Figeac 1990
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Figeac, the largest of the St Emilion chateaux, covers 54 hectares, just outside Bordeaux in France. Chateau Figeac wines are of premier grand cru classé status and are some of the best wines in the region. The blend is rare for St Emilion in that there is roughly a third each of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot in the blend.

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