Author: Robert Parker
Along with many of its Medoc neighbors, the 1988 is a hard, tough, severe style of wine that will last 15-20 years. It exhibits some of the herbaceousness resulting from Cabernet that was picked too early, but otherwise it is well-proportioned, with medium body and fine depth. Will the fruit stand up to the tannins? The finish reveals copious amounts of rich, deep, curranty fruit. This wine may merit a higher rating in 4-5 years, especially if it turns out to resemble the 1966.
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Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 08/29/2010
Drink Dates: 2005-2030
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 06/16/2010
Drink Dates: 2010-2016
Sweet cassis balanced with sour cherry on the nose. Dense cherry and bubblegum flavors, balanced with good acidity, slightly bitter at the finish yet long and structured. Tannins still slightly less than rounded but affords a long finish. Overall very good.
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 12/06/2009
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