When looking for that perfect 1988 Wine and Port we can provide advice to ensure that the Wine and Port you select from 1988 is the very best vintage Wine and Port for your needs.
You can browse our selection of 1988 Wine and Ports at our site 1988 wine, or take a look at our description here of the 1988 vintage to learn about the Wine and Port characteristics from 1988's season. Also check out our selection of 1988's highly recommended Wine and Ports from our online vintage Wine and Port portfolio.
Our 1988 Wine and Ports can be delivered direct anywhere in the UK. For a small additional charge, the Wine and Port can be packaged in a beautiful, silk-lined wooden presentation box with tasting notes and a personalised message.
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 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.
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.