Chateau Margaux 1988
€ 458,59 (in Vat)
|Classification||Premier Cru Classe|
|Label||Slightly Bin stained|
The 1988 has a classic bouquet of violets and black currants intertwined with the vanillin scents of new oak. It is medium bodied and concentrated, but extremely hard and tannic. This elegantly wrought, yet surprisingly tough-textured wine should outlive the 1989. But will it ever provide as much pleasure? Anticipated maturity: 2000-2015. Last tasted, 4/91.
Winespectator / James Suckling (95)
Still not giving all it has to offer, this shows wonderful aromas and flavors of currant, violet, tobacco and earth. Full-bodied and powerful, with a solid underpinning of firm yet silky tannins. A classic Margaux.--1988 Bordeaux horizontal. Best after 2000__. –JS
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 18/20 points.