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 31 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary celebration.

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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 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 Chateau Cos d'Estournel

A year which was marked by a great lack of water in summer and by harvesting carried out in perfect conditions.
1988 is a vintage typical of the Médoc.
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1988 Chateau Gruaud Larose

Ruby red and showing good depth in the color. The bouquet is not extremely expressive at first, but shows same dark berries, graphite and toffee. On the palate red and dark berries, earth.
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1988 Chateau La Lagune

From the good 1988 vintage and scoring 85/100 Parker points, "La Lagune's 1988 has a streak of herbaceousness, and tart, aggressive tannins that appear to have the upper hand in the wine's balance.
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1988 Chateau Lacoste-Borie

This wine from the outstanding 1989 vintage exhibits a very forward, creamy richness, gobs of velvety fruit, a heady alcohol content, and a fat, lush finish.
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1988 Chateau Lafite Rothschild

1988 produced richly coloured Cabernet and Merlot wines, that are tannic and powerfully structured. A great vintage, gorgeously seductive and remains the most complex wine of this Century, the quintessence of Lafite-Rothschild.
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1988 Chateau Lascombes

A beautiful example. On opening a beautiful cedar bouquet, but subdued in the mouth; after a couple of hours in the decanter this is really singing, still some red fruit, some meat, and that classic mature Bordeaux feel.
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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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