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1986 Figeac Figeac Bordeaux St Emilion France Still wine

1986 Figeac

Figeac

90Average Score
flagBordeaux / France
Red

Tasted at the Chateau Figeac vertical at the property. I am wondering whether I have underestimated the 1986 Figeac given the performance of this bottle, which was far superior to anything encountered previously. It has a compelling, almost Saint Julien-like nose with truffle and leather. It is not intense, but it is certainly full of personality. The palate is medium-bodied with fine acidity; foursquare and conservative, but balanced. It does not possess enormous length and one can still argue that its Cabernet component ought to have bestowed the finest Saint Emilion in a vintage that did not favor the Merlot-based commune. Nevertheless, this remains thoroughly enjoyable and shows class. Tasted June 2015. Aug 2016, www.robertparker.com

Neal Martin    Score: 90/100

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