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Chateau Margaux 1988

Chateau Margaux 1988

375,00 CHFPreis
inkl. MwSt.


Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot

Inhalt: 75 cl

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    Anbau: konventionell

    Ausbau: 24 Monate neue Barrique

    Flaschenreifung: mehrere Monate


    The 1988 Château Margaux is another wine I have not tasted for several years. It has a pure nose that is unmistakably this First Growth, with layers of black and blue fruit mixed with iodine and that signature pressed violet scent. The palate is velvety smooth, displaying a tad more glycerin than other First Growths. It's smooth with more blue fruit towards the finish. It is a seductive wine, perhaps less austere than bottles a decade ago. It's classy and more-ish. Tasted at the 1988 Bordeaux dinner at Noble Rot Mayfair. 94/100 (02.2024)


    The 1988 Chateau Margaux is a wine that was always overshadowed by the succeeding pair of vintages and like many 1988s, appeared rather conservative and lacked flair. However, I was gobsmacked by the performance of this wine at 28 years of age. Deep and clean in color, the bouquet is quintessentially Chateau Margaux with blackberry, potpourri, cedar and violets. It has wonderful clarity. The palate is medium-bodied, fresh as a daisy on the entry with a killer line of acidity that offsets those vibrant black and red fruits. There is energy here, vivacity, as if this Château Margaux suddenly realized its true potential after all these years. While it does not possess the length of the 1989 or 1990, there is such pleasure bound into this wine that you care little about that. Maybe I underestimated this wine for many years or perhaps it is a simple case of a "late bloomer." While the 1988 might not belong in the top echelons of releases from this First Growth, it might be considered the undiscovered gem of that prosperous decade for the chateau. 93/100 (10.2016)