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1988 Fonseca, 1988

Guimaerens Vintage Port- (In a Double Dark Mocha Silk Lined Gift Box (2x Half Bottles 37.5cl)

The 1988 Fonseca Guimaraens from the very good vintage has a deep red/burgundy colour with a with narrowbrick rim. Rich, jammy fruit bouquet. Aromas of prune and treacle. Some attractive bottle mature notes coming through. Full, intense palate with firm fresh fruit flavours. Attractive rich, rounded wine with good texture. Firm dark chocolate finish.

In the early 1950’s, the rising demand for vintage ports led Fonseca Guimaraens to create a second vintage port under the ‘Guimaraens’ label in ‘non-classic’, or undeclared years. Guimaraens vintage port is produced from the same three Fonseca quintas in the Cima Corgo which provide the backbone of Fonseca’s vintage ports in declared years.

Price: £89.00 (2 in Stock)

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Barolo, 1988

Marchesi di Barolo - Le Lune

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. Fruits are perfectly knitted with the tannins and acidity. It's a powerful wine but remarkably subtle. Don't underestimate it and certainly serve it with food to show at it's best. Nebbiolo has naturally high tannins and acidity, so it will take on full-flavoured, rich foods no problem at all.

Price: £99.00 (1 in Stock)

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Baron de Sigognac, 1988

Armagnac (Comes in Original Sigognac Wooden Box as illustrated)

The company behind this Armagnac owns one of the most important stocks of old vintages in the whole region. They are growers as well as distillers and specialise in sourcing and ageing old casks of Armagnac.

The Armagnac is made from a blend of Baco and Ugni Blanc, the predominant grapes used in the production of Armagnac. The distillation takes place in a column still to an alcohol strength of about 54%. The spirit is then aged in local black oak casks. The alcohol content then reduces naturally to about 40% after about forty years. Presented in a perfectly simple wooden box.

Price: £92.50 (1 in Stock)

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Cannonau Di Sardegna, 1988

Cantine Golfo degli Angeli

The Cannonau (also known as Cannonao, Cannonadu or Canunau) is the most popular wine from the island of Sardinia. It's mostly produced in the centre of Sardinia, even if we can find production of this famous wine in all the island. The grapes used for this Sardinian wine is the Cannonau. (At least 90 % of this grapes has to be used to be certified as original Cannonau). Cannonau is a very "strong wine" so it should be used with elaborate red meat and some types of cheese.

Price: £69.00 (2 in Stock)

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Chateau Berbec, 1988


A simple rustic style sweet wine with a good richness and fresh acidity. Not for the long term but can be enjoyed over the next few years.

Price: £34.95 (8 in Stock)

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Chateau Cos d'Estournel, 1988

St Estephe, 2nd Growth Classification

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. Built like a Romanesque cathedral with all that is necessary to seduce in conditions of austerity. A very generous, wild bouquet with hints of red fruits, roast, pear, bilberry, fur, liquorice. Full and concentrated in the mouth, it is stout and very munchy. An imposing finish. A wine which will benefit greatly as it ages.

Price: £119.00 (4 in Stock)

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Chateau Giscours, 1988

Margaux, 3rd Growth Classification
Heavy Bin Soiled and Torn Label | Special Offer | Was £139 | Now £85

Dark core light bricking at edges. The 1986 Giscours still has a complex bouquet with clearly black currants. In the taste black currant juice, a bit leather, bitter, sweet and vanilla with some earthiness. Soft and good, but a bit drying tannin. Nice aftertaste, slightly bitter. Medium + Finish.

Price: £85.00 (1 in Stock)

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Chateau Gruaud Larose , 1988

St Julien 2me Cru Classe

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. vanilla, high acidity, graphite and licorice. Cedar and some iodine as well. Beautifully mature refined and complex bouquet. Drink now or soon. Lovely now. Cellar Tracker Review 2017.

Price: £119.00 (1 in Stock)

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Chateau La Lagune, 1988

Grand Cru Classe Medoc
Special Offer | Was £89.95 | Now £49.95

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. Medium-bodied, spicy, and straightforward, it lacks the flesh and chewy opulence of top vintages of La Lagune, but it should prove to be long-lived. "Drink now - 2023.

Price: £49.95 (7 in Stock)

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Chateau La Tour de Grenet, 1988

Lussac St Emilion

This 1988 wine has been made to be enjoyed. The substance is ripe but not too jam-like, the structure has a delicate character, while the wine is imposing overall. It is velvety smooth, with good colour, with fruity and floral aromas.

The tower, built in the 19th century, gave its name to the vineyard. The property belonged to the Abbaye de Faize in the 16th century. In 1970, it became the property of the BRUNOT family. As a result of its remarkably sunny position on one of the highest slopes of the region and of its clay-limestone soil, the vines produce grapes which give a full bodied wine , full of vigour that keep extremely well.

Price: £29.95 (12 in Stock)

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