Comptoir des millésimes advises you on the 1988 vintage

The 1988 vintage is a very good success in general, in all the regions of France. Nevertheless, the 1988 vintage tends to be overshadowed by the 1989 vintage which exceeds all expectations. What a pity.

The wines of the Rhône of 1988:

A superb vintage in the Rhône. The Great Wines of Côte-Rôtie have a great richness, depth, they are wines for laying down in general. The red Hermitages are also very rich and full-bodied. The Crozes-Hermitage had a good year, for Saint-Joseph too. The Châteauneuf-du-Pape of 1988 are doing wonderfully well with a great structure and great keeping potential. The Gigondas are tannic with a beautiful structure. If we have to select the best white wines of 1988, it will be the Condrieu and Hermitage appellations on the winner's podium.

The Bordeaux wines of 1988

A superb summer in 1988 for the Crus of Bordeaux. The Bordeaux reds are virile and firm. The Bordeaux vineyard being well spread out we notice differences in the harvests. For fear of late rains, some estates were forced to anticipate their harvests. The estates that have avoided this phenomenon in the Margaux appellation in particular have been very successful. The Haut-Médoc gave very deep wines in 1988. The grapes were harvested when mature for the Pomerol and Saint-Emilion, so they've shown great richness.

The sweet wines are very successful, not to say exceptional that year. This vintage is one of the great vintages of the century concerning the sweet wines. Sauternes wines promising aromatic richness and unequalled power.

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Château Margaux 1988
Red1988 Bordeaux Margaux
95/100 Wine SpectatorWS
93/100 Robert ParkerRP
Price475

1 in stock

Petrus 1988
Red1988 Bordeaux Pomerol
95/100 Wine SpectatorWS
Price2 120

3 in stock