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1988 Haut-Brion Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Pessac Leognan - Red - First Growth

France - Bordeaux - Pessac Leognan

Red Bordeaux Blend - First Growth
Producer Notes

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,... More »

Score
92
WS 98
RP 91
Drink Dates
Comm: 2009-2030 RP: 2000-2025 WS: 2003+
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RP 91
Source Bordeaux Book(1998)
Drink Dates 2000-2025

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.

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WS 98
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2003+

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.

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Author marv
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.777%
Tasted On 06/25/2014

Mature

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Author hedben
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.368%
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.

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Author Dana G77
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.256%
Tasted On 05/02/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2050

Still needs some time, but delicious now.

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Author Vicki K846
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 78.947%
Tasted On 02/09/2008
Drink Dates now
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Author Nathan S
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Tasted On 06/27/2006

Wine Exposed to heat

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