Chateau Haut Brion 1988

Vintage
1988
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux,Pessac-Leognan
Size
750ml
Rating
WA92,WS96
Grape
Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon
Limited time offer:
$910.00 $989.00
SKU:
W-106-0054-QT-188
Description

What a beautiful and complete wine, with dark chocolate, crushed blackberry, cedar and raspberry on the nose. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a beautiful licorice, tar and fruit aftertaste. Long and complex. Will improve with age, but delicious now.—'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Drink now. - WS96

A more firmly structured Haut-Brion, built somewhat along the lines of the 1996, this dark garnet-colored wine is showing notes of licorice, underbrush, compost, truffles, dried herbs, creosote, and sweet black cherries and currants. Medium-bodied, rich, but still structured, this wine unfolds incrementally on the palate, showing superb density and a lot of complex Graves elements. It is just beginning to hit its plateau of full maturity. Anticipated maturity: Now-2025. - WA92

The Winery

Château Haut-Brion is the oldest and by far the smallest of the "Premiers Grands Crus" vineyards of the Gironde 1855 classification. Château Haut-Brion is one of the few remaining family-owned domains of the Bordeaux region with a history going back to the 16th century. It has been owned by the American Dillon family since 1935.

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