Wine and Port

1988 Wine and Port

1988 Wine Vintage Report

1988 Vintage Port :

1988 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 :

1988 Bordeaux Wine: The first in a trio of great vintages 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.

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1988 Chateau Cheval Blanc

A very healthy dark ruby colour with only a slight lightening at the edge, this wine shows sweet earth notes intermixed with ripe berry fruit, cassis, liquorice, and leather.
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1988 Chateau Cos Labory

Intense, rich, saturated colour; deep and dark nose, blackcurrant, ink, gravel, cinnamon, leather; slender, well-balanced, firm structure, lots of tannin, energetic but also slightly austere, flavours of hedelfingers and crisp cabernet fruit;
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1988 Chateau d'Issan

The bouquet is really lovely indeed and churned out as soon as the cork was drawn. Fruit gushing out, but nicely middle-aged. Violets and floral tones.
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1988 Chateau Duhart Milon Rothschild

Robert Parker: "The 1988 Duhart-Milon exhibits a bouquet of ripe fruit, spices, cedar, and herbs. The wine is rich, full-bodied, admirably concentrated and long, with plenty of tannin.
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1988 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste

This vintage has turned out better than initially expected. Still somewhat austere, the 1988 has reached full maturity. Deep garnet/ruby with a cedary
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1988 Chateau Latour

91 points - Robert Parker
92 Points - Wine journal

"The best showing yet for a wine from this under-rated vintage, the dark garnet-coloured 1988 Latour reveals slight amber at the edge.
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1988 Chateau LeTertre Roteboeuf

***92 Points, Robert Parker***

A sleeper vintage for proprietor Mitjavile’s beloved Tertre Roteboeuf, the 1988 has a deep plum/garnet color and a gorgeous nose of earth, underbrush, cherry cough syrup, licorice, and caramel.
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1988 Chateau Mouton Rothschild

*** 89 Points Wine Journal ***

"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 Ghemme

The Ghemme is produced in the hilly area of the municipalities of Ghemme and Romagnano Sesia, in the province of Novara. The vineyards are situated on
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