1988
Wine and Port

1988 Wine and Port

1988 Wine Vintage Report

1988 Vintage Port :

1988 was a very difficult growing year, with bad weather in the spring and summer resulting in a small crop of average quality. As a result there was no declaration of vintage (a mark of the highest quality). Nevertheless, some very attractive single quinta ports were produced.

1988 Italian :

1988 Italian wines were produced in an excellent, almost outstanding vintage. Good growing conditions particularly in Tuscany and Piedmont produced rich, full bodied wines that will hold for many years to come.

1988 Bordeaux :

This was the first in a trio of great vintages for Bordeaux, and one that has been rather overshadowed by the 89s and 90s. 1988 is the most classic of the trio, with many of the wines not being overtly fruit-driven but having levels of extract and concentration that that make them perfect candidates for keeping. These would make a brilliant 34 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary celebration.

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1988 Barbera

Barbera is a wine of prestige, rich colors that refer generally to the ruby purple, just what clothes cardinals; the bouquet is ample and composite, w
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1988 Barolo

Barolo is known as the 'king of wines' and is made from the Nebbiolo grape. Heady aromas of rose, leather, vanilla, cherry, pepper, cranberry, strawberry.
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1988 Cabernet

A classic red Italian wine made from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape of the 1988 vintage. The wine has aged to produce a garnet core with a clear rim. Lots of oak, leather and soft tannins remain.
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1988 Chateau Mouton Rothschild

*** 89 Points Wine Journal ***

Reviews.
"Slight aging on rim. A rich nose of minerals and blackcurrant. Medium-bodied with classic Mouton style. This has more fleshy fruit than other Firsts: quite rounded blackberry and tar.
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1988 Chateau Pichon Longueville Lalande

The 1988 Pichon Lalande is one of the stars of the vintage, the 1988 has evolved beautifully. Dark ruby, with a full-intensity bouquet of black plums,
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1988 Chateau Pichon-Longueville, Baron

***90 Parker Points***

The 1988 Pichon-Longueville promises to be one of the half-dozen superstars of this vintage. Surprisingly large-scaled for a
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1988 Chateau Tour de By

Chateu Tour de By is a substantial 70 hectare estate, located at Bégadan in the northern Medoc. This ever-reliable property produced an opulent, generously fruity 1988 that impressed 'en primeur' and confirmed its early potential during its youth.
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1988 Chianti

Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines.
The area’s most highly regard
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1988 Chianti

Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines.
The area’s most highly regard
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Price: £79.00View details »