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1988

Mouton Rothschild, Magnums

150 IB 1 0 3250 -
Tasting Notes for Mouton Rothschild, Magnums, 1988:
The 1988 Mouton has an attractive aroma of exotic spices, minerals, coffee, black currants, and sweet oak. Much like the 1989, the bouquet is staggering, but the flavors are distinctly less profound. In the mouth, it is a much firmer, tougher, more obviously tannic wine than the 1989, with medium body and outstanding ripeness. A beautifully made 1988 that will last 20-25 years, its short finish keeps it from being sublime. The 1988 is somewhat reminiscent of the 1985, but with more tannin. Last tasted 1/93
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: Now-2020
1988

Latour

75 DP 1 0 3900 -
Tasting Notes for Latour, 1988:
The best showing yet for a wine from this under-rated vintage, the dark garnet-colored 1988 Latour reveals slight amber at the edge. A bouquet of melted tar, plums, black currants, cedar, and underbrush is followed by a sweet entry, with medium to full body, excellent ripeness, and mature tannin. It is a classic, elegant Latour with more meaty, vegetable-like flavors than are found in a riper year, such as 1989 and 1990. The 1988 has just begun to enter its plateau of maturity, where it should remain for 25 years. Anticipated maturity: now-2025 Wine Advocate # 129 Jun 2000
Parker Points: 91
Drinking Period: 2000-2025
 
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