Wine and Port

1988 Wine and Port

1988 Wine Vintage Report

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.

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.

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1988 Bardolino

This wine made with the corvina grape has a porty, rich sweet late red fruits on the nose. Sharp bright acidity on the palate, juicy with faded stewed fruits and savoury fruit skins.
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1988 Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino is one of Italys' most famous and cherished red wines. It is produced in the vineyards surrounding the town of Montalcino located about 70 miles (110 km) southwest of Florence in the Tuscan wine region.
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1988 Cabernet

The Bosco Romagno from the 1988 vintage is made from the Cabernet Franc grape. The wine has aged to produce a garnet core with a clear rim. Lots of oak, leather and tannins remain.
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1988 Chateau Camensac

*** 87 Points ***

Red bricking. Nose of stewed berries, some pencil lead, cigar box, leather. Palate of stewed blackberry, cassis, cedar, earth, stones.
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1988 Chateau Chambert Marbuzet

Despite its age the 1988 Chambert Marbuzet retains a dark hue on the rim, black and red fruits, tons of mineral, and some nice mushroom notes. This is remarkably well balance and an amazingly well-preserved claret for its level.
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1988 Chateau Cheval Blanc

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

The 1988 Chateau Cissac is deep garnet colour. Cassis, pencil shavings, cloves and a little coffee on the nose. Medium to high acid, good concentration and balance.
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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 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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