1988 Haut-Brion 750ml

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1988 Haut-Brion
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Bordeaux Book(1998) | 91

The 1988 Haut-Brion is built along the lines of the 1966, but it is more concentrated and powerful. The dense bouquet of tobacco, ripe, black fruits and spicy oak has just begun to develop. The wine is medium-bodied, rich, and tannic, with a good inner-core of fruit. This wine will have to be cellared until the end of this century.

Drink Dates: 2000-2025
Author: Robert Parker


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Wine Spectator | 98

The wine of the vintage and one of the greatest Haut-Brions ever made. Superpowerful and ripe, with masses of spice, mint and berry character. Full-bodied, with full yet polished tannins, this wine is a joy to taste and will be for decades.--1988 Bordeaux horizontal.

Drink Dates: 2003+
Author: James Suckling


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Score: 91
Author: marv
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 06/25/2014
Mature
Score: 87
Author: hedben
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 12/31/2010
Drink Dates: 2010
not impressive. Good texture. Not balanced,tatses of chenkicals. Unpleasant rand aftertaste. Seems the 88s are not worthwhile resting on.
Score: 93
Author: Dana G77
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 05/02/2009
Drink Dates: 2009-2050
Still needs some time, but delicious now.
Score: 98
Author: Vicki K846
Trust Rating: 79
Tasted On: 02/09/2008
Drink Dates: now
Score:
Author: Nathan S
Tasted On: 06/27/2006
Wine Exposed to heat

About This Producer


Since its founding in 1525, Chateau Haut-Brion has passed between many illustrious owners, including admirals, archbishops, and mayors of Bordeaux. In recent years, the estate has come under the ownership of Clarence Douglas Dillon, Ambassador of the United States in Paris and Minister of Finance under President John F. Kennedy, making it the only American-owned First Growth property. Currently, Dillon's granddaughter, the Duchesse de Mouchy, oversees Haut-Brion, among many others, under the public limited company of "Domaine Clarence Dillon."

Chateau Haut-Brion is also the only First Growth property from the 1855 Classification that lies outside of the Medoc and Sauternes. Located in Pessac, within the Graves region, just one mile from the city of Bordeaux, the wine of Chateau Haut-Brion is highly sought-after, landing it among the most expensive and prestigious wines in France. The estate vineyards, dominated by gravel and clay, are planted to both red and white varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc; and Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Haut-Brion is characterized by earthy scents, ripe fruit, tobacco and mineral, revealing aromas of chocolate and smoke and creating an elegant and harmonious wine that is highly structured, allowing it to age seamlessly.


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