Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe,
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.
This deeply colored wine exhibits the telltale Lafite bouquet of cedar, subtle herbs, dried pit fruits,minerals, and cassis. Extremely concentrated, with brillantly focused flavors and huge tannins, this backward yet impressively endowed Lsfite Rothschild may well turn out to be the wine of the vintage. Anticipated maturity:2000-2035
Score: 94 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (95), …
Price: £745.00 (1 in Stock)
Margaux 2nd Growth Classification
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. Cellar Tracker Review.
Price: £79.90 (10 in Stock)
Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe
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. A bouquet of melted tar, plums, black currants, cedar, and underbrush is followed by a sweet entry, with medium to full body, excellent ripeness, and mature tannin. It is a classic, elegant Latour with more meaty, vegetable-like flavours than are found in a riper year, such as 1989 and 1990. The 1988 has just begun to enter its plateau of maturity, where it should remain for 25 years. Anticipated maturity: now-2025" Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 2000.
Price: £435.00 (1 in Stock)
St Emilion Grand Cru Classe
***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. It is full-bodied, very pure, ripe, with loads of concentration, yet good definition and structure. No, it is not as dense as the 1989 nor as flamboyant and flashy as the 1990, but this is a classic Tertre Roteboeuf that should continue to drink well for a few more years.
Price: £139.00 (6 in Stock)
Pauillac 5me Cru Classe
*** 92 Parker Points ***
One of the big surprises is how delicious this wine has turned out. It is a beautiful, classic claret. Dark ruby-colored with purple hues, it reveals aromas of dried herbs, smoke, leather, grilled meats, and copious black cherry and currant fruit. Medium-bodied, powerful, rich, and surprisingly evolved, this vintage has now hit its plateau of maturity.
*Robert M. Parker, Jr. Wine Advocate 2000*
Price: £139.00 (5 in Stock)
Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe
*** 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. Very Cabernet dominated with a little more expression that Lafite 1988. A classic claret in every sense." Neil Martin
Price: £395.00 (1 in Stock)
1988 was a most successful vintage for Sauternes. The Chateau Rabaud Promis will charm you with its freshness and its opulence. The nose is attractive of candied orange peel, sweet spices and toasted hazelnuts. The mouth of impeccable structure is greedy: wax, exotic fruits, creamy vanilla notes.
***93 Points- Robert Parker Jr.***
The 1988 possesses great richness, sweetness, and unctuous texture, as well as high acidity, plenty of botrytis, a wonderful, rich, honeyed pineapple, coconut, and orange-scented nose, gobs of rich fruit, and excellent delineation. Approachable now, it promises to age effortlessly.
Price: £49.95 (1 in Stock)
Golden amber colour. Aromatics and flavours of mango, nectarine, pineapple, apricot, marmalade, lavender, lanolin, lemon curd, cedar and liquorice. Good balance of weight and acidity. It has a good depth and nice complexity.
Price: £54.95 (12 in Stock)
Castello di Ama - Vigneto Bellavista
Tuscan wine (Italian Toscana) is Italian wine from the Tuscany region. Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
Price: £99.00 (4 in Stock)