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NV Trilogie de Le Pin ( Lot 07/08 ) - Trilogie de Le Pin 75 DP 0 1 - 275
1949 Ausone, Halves 37.5 DP 0 2 - 195
1955 Calon 75 DP 0 1 - 150
1959 Baret 75 DP 0 6 - 95
1959 Grand Puy Ducasse 75 DP 0 1 - 125
1959 La Mission Haut Brion 75 DP 0 1 - 2450
1959 Palmer 75 IB 0 1 - 1495
1960 Lafite Rothschild 75 DP 0 1 - 550
1961

Grand Puy Ducasse

75 DP 0 1 - 125
Tasting Notes for Grand Puy Ducasse, 1961:
The 1979 is medium to dark ruby, with a spicy, ripe, fruity bouquet, and attractively silky, soft flavors that show noticeable maturity. This is a charming, quite fruity wine with medium body. Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition # B1 Jan 1998
Parker Points: 82
Drinking Period:  -
1961

Pichon Lalande

75 DP 0 2 - 500
Tasting Notes for Pichon Lalande, 1961:
A Possible Legend Candidate This wine is now in decline. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points:  -
Drinking Period:  -
1962 L'Eglise Clinet, Magnums 150 IB 0 1 - 550
1962 Loudenne (UK bottled) 75 DP 0 1 - 20
1966

Petrus

75 DP 0 1 - 2200
Tasting Notes for Petrus, 1966:
Excellent, but even more highly regarded elsewhere than by me, the 1966 Petrus has a cedar, herbaceous, sweet, fruity bouquet and is full bodied, with very good viscous, ripe, berry flavors. This big, dense, somewhat coarse wine seems just a trifle out of synch. The 1966 Petrus has plenty of tannin, alcohol, and flavor, but they have never fully meshed. Anticipated maturity: Now-2002. Last tasted, 6/91. Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition # B1 Jan 1998
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: 1991-2001
1970

Belgrave Haut Medoc, Magnums

150 DP 0 1 - 150
Tasting Notes for Belgrave Haut Medoc, Magnums, 1970:
An excellent effort from Belgrave, the saturated dark ruby-colored, medium-bodied 2000 offers a sweet aromatic and flavor profile of plums, black currants, cherries, licorice, and dried Provencal herbs. The wine is deep, elegant, and medium-bodied, with solid tannin in the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2014. The Wine Advocate, #146 Apr-03.
Parker Points: 88
Drinking Period: 2005-2014
1970

Haut Brion

75 DP 0 1 - 295
Tasting Notes for Haut Brion, 1970:
Although surprisingly light-bodied, consistently pleasant and enjoyable, this is an undistinguished effort. The 1970 Haut-Brion has always come across as angular, and lacking the exceptional perfume and complexity this estate can achieve. In this tasting, the wine displayed vegetal, tobacco scents, good spice, some fruit, and a medium ruby color with significant amber. The tannin and acidity were too high for the amount of fruit, glycerin, and extract. Drink it up. Wine Advocate # 105 Jun 1996
Parker Points: 85
Drinking Period:  -
1970

La Mission Haut Brion

75 DP 0 1 - 195
Tasting Notes for La Mission Haut Brion, 1970:
This wine has a well-deserved, as well as notorious reputation for inconsistency, with many bottles marked by volatile acidity, while others taste cleaner and significantly better. My last three tastings, including this one, have placed the 1970 La Mission in a more negative light. The wine was unquestionably full-bodied, admirably concentrated, muscular, thick, and rich, but the volatile acidity was more than a subtle component. This defect was especially noticeable, and the wine disjointed and beginning to reveal some structural cracks. I have had outstanding examples, but none in the last three years. Robert Parker- Wine Advocate
Parker Points:  -
Drinking Period:  -
1970

La Mission Haut Brion

75 DP 0 4 - 165
Tasting Notes for La Mission Haut Brion, 1970:
This wine has a well-deserved, as well as notorious reputation for inconsistency, with many bottles marked by volatile acidity, while others taste cleaner and significantly better. My last three tastings, including this one, have placed the 1970 La Mission in a more negative light. The wine was unquestionably full-bodied, admirably concentrated, muscular, thick, and rich, but the volatile acidity was more than a subtle component. This defect was especially noticeable, and the wine disjointed and beginning to reveal some structural cracks. I have had outstanding examples, but none in the last three years. Robert Parker- Wine Advocate
Parker Points:  -
Drinking Period:  -
1970

La Mission Haut Brion

75 DP 0 1 - 110
Tasting Notes for La Mission Haut Brion, 1970:
This wine has a well-deserved, as well as notorious reputation for inconsistency, with many bottles marked by volatile acidity, while others taste cleaner and significantly better. My last three tastings, including this one, have placed the 1970 La Mission in a more negative light. The wine was unquestionably full-bodied, admirably concentrated, muscular, thick, and rich, but the volatile acidity was more than a subtle component. This defect was especially noticeable, and the wine disjointed and beginning to reveal some structural cracks. I have had outstanding examples, but none in the last three years. Robert Parker- Wine Advocate
Parker Points:  -
Drinking Period:  -
1970

Montrose

75 DP 1 0 1800 -
Tasting Notes for Montrose, 1970:
This is one 1970 that appears to possess the necessary components to develop into something special. It remains youthfully hard and astringent, but there is no doubting the high levels of concentration and intensity. Moreover, the wine exhibits a classy, complex bouquet, offering up scents of cedar, black fruits, minerals, and leather. Full-bodied, powerful, and rich, with outstanding concentration, this wine requires another 7-10 years of cellaring - can you believe that? It is unquestionably a 40-50-year wine. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 92
Drinking Period: 2003-2020
1970

Montrose

75 DP 1 0 1200 -
Tasting Notes for Montrose, 1970:
This is one 1970 that appears to possess the necessary components to develop into something special. It remains youthfully hard and astringent, but there is no doubting the high levels of concentration and intensity. Moreover, the wine exhibits a classy, complex bouquet, offering up scents of cedar, black fruits, minerals, and leather. Full-bodied, powerful, and rich, with outstanding concentration, this wine requires another 7-10 years of cellaring - can you believe that? It is unquestionably a 40-50-year wine. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 92
Drinking Period: 2003-2020
1971 Brane Cantenac 75 DP 0 1 - 60
1971

Leoville Lascases

75 DP 0 1 - 75
Tasting Notes for Leoville Lascases, 1971:
The 1971 is an unbalanced Leoville-Las Cases, exhibiting too much tannin, a loosely knit structure, and fruity flavors that seem to dissipate rapidly in the glass. It is an austere, unyielding wine in which the tannin clearly has the edge over the fruit. Nevertheless, there is interest in the bouquet, and the color remains sound. Anticipated maturity: Now. Last tasted, 10/90. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 73
Drinking Period:  -
1978

Leoville Lascases

75 DP 0 1 - 140
Tasting Notes for Leoville Lascases, 1978:
The 1978 Las Cases has taken on a garnet hue with some dark ruby tints. The nose is more complex and penetrating than the flavors. The wine offers classic, mineral, lead pencil, smoky, earthy scents, with plenty of ripe fruit, and none of the vegetal herbaceousness that many 1978s have begun to exhibit. The attack offers good ripeness, medium to full body, higher acidity than many more recent vintages, and considerable tannin in the hard finish. Although this wine possesses outstanding complexity, the high tannin level may never fully melt away. While it will last another 15-20 years, the 1978 is at its apogee and will slowly dry out over the next two decades. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 90
Drinking Period: 1995-2015
1978

Pontet Canet

75 DP 0 3 - 59
Tasting Notes for Pontet Canet, 1978:
In contrast to the 1979, the 1978 is a much more tannic, reserved wine for long-term cellaring. The wine has dark ruby color and a spicy, ripe, yet generally tight and closed bouquet. While certainly a good wine, it seems to be missing length and complexity.
Parker Points: 82
Drinking Period: 1990-2000
1981

Beychevelle

75 DP 0 1 - 40
Tasting Notes for Beychevelle, 1981:
The 1981 is significantly lighter than either the 1982 or 1983. Forward, quite fruity, with a straightforward, oaky, fruity bouquet, medium bodied, with a healthy color, this is a supple, soft, charming wine that already provides pleasant drinking. Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition # B1 Jan 1998
Parker Points: 83
Drinking Period:  -
1981

Leoville Barton

75 DP 0 2 - 52
Tasting Notes for Leoville Barton, 1981:
This medium-bodied wine has an attractive spicy, black currant fruitiness, melted tannin, and a decent finish. The 1981 is a good wine, but it lacks excitement and is clearly outdistanced by several other St.-Juliens in this vintage. Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition # B1 Jan 1998
Parker Points: 84
Drinking Period:  -
1981

Leoville Barton

75 DP 0 1 - 70
Tasting Notes for Leoville Barton, 1981:
This medium-bodied wine has an attractive spicy, black currant fruitiness, melted tannin, and a decent finish. The 1981 is a good wine, but it lacks excitement and is clearly outdistanced by several other St.-Juliens in this vintage. Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition # B1 Jan 1998
Parker Points: 84
Drinking Period:  -
1982

Ducru Beaucaillou

75 DP 0 2 - 260
Tasting Notes for Ducru Beaucaillou, 1982:
A wine of extraordinary aromatic complexity and finesse, this sweet effort possesses a dark ruby color with a pink rim. Once past the gloriously complex aromatics (blueberries, black currants, minerals, and underbrush), the wine reveals terrific fruit intensity, excellent harmony, medium body, sweet tannin, and a long finish. This superb, elegant 1982 has achieved full maturity, but it promises to last for another 15+ years. Wine Advocate # 129 Jun 2000
Parker Points: 94
Drinking Period: 2000-2015
1982

La Mission Haut Brion

75 DP 0 1 - 750
Tasting Notes for La Mission Haut Brion, 1982:
An extraordinary effort that gets better with each tasting, this dark, murky, garnet/purple-colored 1982 exhibits a fabulously complex nose of hot bricks, asphalt, black fruits, tar, roast beef, and truffles, colossal concentration, super-ripeness, an unctuous texture, and low acidity. While still exceptionally youthful, this wine is powerful, dense, large-scaled, and intense. It is evolving at a snail's pace, but should continue to improve for another 10-15 years, and last for another three decades. A candidate for perfection!Wine Advocate # 129 Jun 2000
Parker Points: 99
Drinking Period: 2010-2040
1982

Lafite Rothschild

75 DP 0 2 - 2400
Tasting Notes for Lafite Rothschild, 1982:
The 1982 Lafite possesses a dark, dense ruby/purple color with only a subtle lightening at the rim. Spectacular aromatics offer jammy cherry and black fruits intertwined with lead pencil, mineral, and smoky wood scents. Powerful for a Lafite, this wine unfolds to reveal extraordinary richness, purity, and overall symmetry in addition to stunning flavor depth and persistence. The finish lasts for nearly a minute. Plenty of tannin remains, and the wine displays a vibrancy and youthfulness that belie its 18 years of age. The modern day equivalent of Lafite-Rothschild's immortal 1959, the 1982 will enjoy another 30-70 years of life! An amazing achievement! Wine Advocate # 129 Jun 2000
Parker Points: 100
Drinking Period: 2007-2070
1982

Latour

75 DP 0 2 - 1395
Tasting Notes for Latour, 1982:
As I indicated in the review of the 1982 Bordeaux, this is an unusual Latour in the fact that it has always been precocious. It has been jammy, forward, and delicious no matter when the cork was pulled, in total contrast to its two first-growth siblings, Mouton Rothschild and Lafite-Rothschild. The dense, opaque garnet-colored 1982 Latour reveals slight amber at the edge. Sweet, smoky, roasted aromas in the nose combine with jammy levels of black currant, cherry, and prune-like fruit. It possesses extraordinary concentration and unctuosity, with a thick, fat texture oozing notes of cedar wood, tobacco, coffee, and over-ripe fruit. Low acidity as well as high alcohol (for Bordeaux) give the wine even more glycerin and textural chewiness. The finish lasts forever. The only Latour that remotely resembles the 1982 is the 1961, which has a similar texture and succulence. Wine Advocate # 129 Jun 2000
Parker Points: 100
Drinking Period: Now-2040
1982

Latour ( US strip labels )

75 DP 0 1 - 1100
Tasting Notes for Latour ( US strip labels ) , 1982:
As I indicated in the review of the 1982 Bordeaux, this is an unusual Latour in the fact that it has always been precocious. It has been jammy, forward, and delicious no matter when the cork was pulled, in total contrast to its two first-growth siblings, Mouton Rothschild and Lafite-Rothschild. The dense, opaque garnet-colored 1982 Latour reveals slight amber at the edge. Sweet, smoky, roasted aromas in the nose combine with jammy levels of black currant, cherry, and prune-like fruit. It possesses extraordinary concentration and unctuosity, with a thick, fat texture oozing notes of cedar wood, tobacco, coffee, and over-ripe fruit. Low acidity as well as high alcohol (for Bordeaux) give the wine even more glycerin and textural chewiness. The finish lasts forever. The only Latour that remotely resembles the 1982 is the 1961, which has a similar texture and succulence. Wine Advocate # 129 Jun 2000
Parker Points: 100
Drinking Period: Now-2040
1982

Trotanoy

75 DP 0 1 - 335
Tasting Notes for Trotanoy, 1982:
Sadly, the bottle tasted in Philadelphia was corked. A bottle from my cellar was close to full maturity, exhibiting plenty of amber to its dense ruby/garnet color in addition to abundant sweet black cherry fruit, smoky, mineral, earth, and dried herb aromas. Fleshy, spicy, and full-bodied, with the vintage's tell-tale succulence, high glycerin, and low acidity giving the wine a fat, plush personality, this 1982 should drink well for another decade, although it is clearly within its plateau of maturity. Wine Advocate # 129 Jun 2000
Parker Points: 95
Drinking Period: 2000-2010
1985 Baron Philippe de Rothschild Mise de la Baronnie - Rothschild, Baron Philippe de 75 DP 1 0 550 -
1985

Ducru Beaucaillou

75 DP 0 1 - 120
Tasting Notes for Ducru Beaucaillou, 1985:
For sheer elegance, charm, and finesse, the 1985 Ducru-Beaucaillou has it all. The wine is close to full maturity, yet retains a vibrancy and youthfulness that is unusual for a 1985. The generous flavors are soft, but not flabby. The wine possesses outstanding concentration yet is elegant and refreshing. This is a beautifully knit, harmonious Ducru. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 92
Drinking Period: 1997-2010
1985 Gazin 75 DP 1 0 695 -
1986 Chasse Spleen 75 DP 0 1 - 45
1986

Gruaud Larose, Double Magnums

300 DP 0 1 - 850
Tasting Notes for Gruaud Larose, Double Magnums, 1986:
There seems to be no doubt about the quality of the 1986 Gruaud-Larose, which in 20 years should rival the extraordinary 1990, 1982, 1961, 1949, and 1928 made at this vast estate. From the first time I tasted this wine in cask, I have thought it to be among the blockbusters of the vintage. It has a black/purple color, mammoth structure, a fabulous wealth of fruit, and a finish that seems to last several minutes. This is indeed first-growth quality, but then, when, in the last decade, has a Gruaud-Larose not matched the quality of the first-growths? Given the enormous structure, impressive concentration, and massive tannins, one must wonder when this wine will be ready to drink. That may preclude a number of consumers from actually deciding to buy it. For many readers, this is probably a wine to lay down for their children, rather than for them to realistically consider drinking in their own lifetimes. Robert Parker WIne Advocate
Parker Points: 94
Drinking Period: 2000-2030
1986

La Dominique

75 DP 0 2 - 48
Tasting Notes for La Dominique, 1986:
The 1986 has a deep ruby/garnet color, and a spicy bouquet of toasty new oak, rich, plummy fruit, and minerals. This is followed by a wine that is full bodied and intense, with impressive extract, and tremendous power and persistence in its finish. It does not have the opulence or precocious appeal of vintages such as 1990, 1989, or 1982, yet it has reached full maturity. It is a firmer, structured, more Medoc-styled La Dominique. Bordeaux Book, 3rd Edition # B1 Jan 1998
Parker Points: 88
Drinking Period: Now-2005
1986

Lagrange

75 IB 1 0 900 -
Tasting Notes for Lagrange, 1986:
Here is a classic example of a wine that is showing significantly more complexity and richness from the bottle than out of cask, although it was certainly a potentially outstanding wine when tasted from the barrel. In a vintage that produced a number of enormously structured, rich, concentrated wines, Lagrange is a blockbuster wine that seems capable of lasting 30-35 years. Black/ruby in color, with a closed-but-burgeoning bouquet of spicy new oak, black fruits, and flowers, this muscular, full-bodied, tannic wine is packed with fruit, and is clearly one of the great long-distance runners from this vintage. I admire how the significant investment made by the Japanese owners in this property has paid off with a thrilling, albeit amazingly backward, wine. The finest Lagrange to date! Anticipated maturity: 2000-2025. Last tasted, 1/97. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 92
Drinking Period:  -
1986

Lagrange ( OWC )

75 IB 1 0 875 -
Tasting Notes for Lagrange ( OWC ) , 1986:
Here is a classic example of a wine that is showing significantly more complexity and richness from the bottle than out of cask, although it was certainly a potentially outstanding wine when tasted from the barrel. In a vintage that produced a number of enormously structured, rich, concentrated wines, Lagrange is a blockbuster wine that seems capable of lasting 30-35 years. Black/ruby in color, with a closed-but-burgeoning bouquet of spicy new oak, black fruits, and flowers, this muscular, full-bodied, tannic wine is packed with fruit, and is clearly one of the great long-distance runners from this vintage. I admire how the significant investment made by the Japanese owners in this property has paid off with a thrilling, albeit amazingly backward, wine. The finest Lagrange to date! Anticipated maturity: 2000-2025. Last tasted, 1/97. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 92
Drinking Period:  -
1986 Lanessan 75 DP 0 1 - 25
1986

Langoa Barton

75 DP 0 2 - 55
Tasting Notes for Langoa Barton, 1986:
Ever so stubbornly, the 1986 Langoa-Barton is beginning to shed some of its enormously hard tannins to reveal a wine that has plenty of depth, full body, a spicy, burly texture, and 20-25 years of aging potential. The fruit does appear to be sufficient to hold up to the tannins, but again, patience is a required asset in order to fully appreciate this wine. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 87
Drinking Period: 2000-2010
1986

L'Arrosee

75 IB 1 0 650 -
Tasting Notes for L'Arrosee, 1986:
For L'Arrosee, this vintage has taken an atypically long time to round into shape. It has always possessed considerable power as well as a muscular, concentrated style and hefty tannin. Beginning to shed its tannin, it reveals an intriguing dusty herb, black cherry, kirsch, and mineral-scented nose, with subtle vanillin from new oak in the background. There are medium-bodied, concentrated flavors with some firm tannin, but by and large this is a very accessible wine. It remains youthful, with only a hint of amber at the edge of its deep ruby/purple color. This will undoubtedly be one of L'Arrosee's longest lived wines since their 1961. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 92
Drinking Period: 1997-2012
1986

Mouton Rothschild

75 DP 0 2 - 710
Tasting Notes for Mouton Rothschild, 1986:
After stumbling over some wines I thought were high class Bordeaux, I nailed this wine in one of the blind tastings for this article. In most tastings where a great Bordeaux is inserted with California Cabernets, the Bordeaux comes across as drier, more austere, and not nearly as rich and concentrated (California wines are inevitably fruitier and more massive). To put it mildly, the 1986 Mouton-Rothschild held its own (and then some), in a flight that included the Caymus Special Selection, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23, Dunn Howell Mountain, and Joseph Phelps Eisele Vineyard. Clearly the youngest looking, most opaque and concentrated wine of the group, it tastes as if it has not budged in development since I first tasted it out of barrel in March, 1987. An enormously concentrated, massive Mouton-Rothschild, comparable in quality, but not style, to the 1982, 1959, and 1945, this impeccably made wine is still in its infancy. Interestingly, when I was in Bordeaux several years ago, I had this wine served to me blind from a magnum that had been opened and decanted 48 hours previously. Even then, it still tasted like a barrel sample! I suspect the 1986 Mouton-Rothschild requires a minimum of 15-20 more years of cellaring; it has the potential to last for 50-100 years! Given the outrageously high prices being fetched by so many of the great 1982s and 1990s (and lest I forget, the 1995 Bordeaux futures), it appears this wine might still be one of the "relative bargains" in the fine wine marketplace. I wonder how many readers will be in shape to drink it when it does finally reach full maturity? The tasting notes for this section are from two single blind tastings, one conducted in May, 1996, in California, and the other in June, 1996, in Baltimore.Wine Advocate # 106 Aug 1996
Parker Points: 100
Drinking Period: 2011-2096
1988

Calon Segur

75 DP 0 9 - 85
Tasting Notes for Calon Segur, 1988:
The 1988 Calon-Segur outshines both wines from the more heralded vintages of 1989 and 1990. Deeply colored, superbly balanced, rich and full bodied, it appears to be a worthy candidate for another 15-20 years of longevity. It is a classic example of this chateau's wine - cedary, very fragrant, with plenty of sweet red and black currant fruit. I should also note that it is surprisingly powerful for the vintage. It gets my nod as the finest Calon-Segur between 1982 and 1995. Last tasted, 6/97. Robert Parker- Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 91
Drinking Period: 1997-2020
1988

Cantemerle

75 DP 0 1 - 39
Tasting Notes for Cantemerle, 1988:
The 1988 Cantemerle possesses adequate hard, dry tannins, but unlike many Medocs, there is sufficient fruit. The classy bouquet of black fruits, minerals, and spices is hard to resist. Medium-bodied and elegant, with plummy, mineral, and herb flavors, this stylish wine should be at its best between now and the end of the century. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 86
Drinking Period: 1993-2000
1988

Cantemerle

75 DP 0 1 - 39
Tasting Notes for Cantemerle, 1988:
The 1988 Cantemerle possesses adequate hard, dry tannins, but unlike many Medocs, there is sufficient fruit. The classy bouquet of black fruits, minerals, and spices is hard to resist. Medium-bodied and elegant, with plummy, mineral, and herb flavors, this stylish wine should be at its best between now and the end of the century. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 86
Drinking Period: 1993-2000
1988

Certan de May

75 DP 0 2 - 80
Tasting Notes for Certan de May, 1988:
Tasted on three separate occasions in January, this wine performed significantly below the potential it revealed from barrel. One bottle was extremely vegetal as well as diluted. Essentially, this is a medium ruby/garnet-colored, lean effort lacking concentration. It reveals notes of herbs, saddle leather, spice box, red currants and cherries. Wine Advocate # 134 Apr 2001
Parker Points: 86
Drinking Period: 2001-2010
1988

Certan de May

75 DP 0 2 - 80
Tasting Notes for Certan de May, 1988:
Tasted on three separate occasions in January, this wine performed significantly below the potential it revealed from barrel. One bottle was extremely vegetal as well as diluted. Essentially, this is a medium ruby/garnet-colored, lean effort lacking concentration. It reveals notes of herbs, saddle leather, spice box, red currants and cherries. Wine Advocate # 134 Apr 2001
Parker Points: 86
Drinking Period: 2001-2010
1988

Certan de May

75 DP 0 2 - 80
Tasting Notes for Certan de May, 1988:
Tasted on three separate occasions in January, this wine performed significantly below the potential it revealed from barrel. One bottle was extremely vegetal as well as diluted. Essentially, this is a medium ruby/garnet-colored, lean effort lacking concentration. It reveals notes of herbs, saddle leather, spice box, red currants and cherries. Wine Advocate # 134 Apr 2001
Parker Points: 86
Drinking Period: 2001-2010
1988

Haut Brion

75 DP 0 1 - 310
Tasting Notes for Haut Brion, 1988:
A Possible Legend Candidate Wine Advocate # 95 Oct 1994
Parker Points:  -
Drinking Period: 2000-2025
1988

Haut Brion

75 DP 0 2 - 315
Tasting Notes for Haut Brion, 1988:
A Possible Legend Candidate Wine Advocate # 95 Oct 1994
Parker Points:  -
Drinking Period: 2000-2025
1988 Hortevie 75 DP 0 3 - 35
1988

Lafite Rothschild

75 IB 1 0 7700 -
Tasting Notes for Lafite Rothschild, 1988:
Tasted 7 Times Since Bottling With Consistent Notes Broodingly backward and in need of considerable bottle age, the 1988 is a classic expression of Lafite. This deeply-colored wine exhibits the tell-tale Lafite bouquet of cedar, subtle herbs, dried pit fruits, minerals, and cassis. Extremely concentrated, with brilliantly focused flavors and huge tannins, this backward, yet impressively endowed Lafite-Rothschild may well turn out to be the wine of the vintage! Wine Advocate # 95 Oct 1994
Parker Points: 94
Drinking Period: 2000-2035
1988

Latour

75 DP 0 1 - 375
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. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 91
Drinking Period: 2000-2025
1988

Pape Clement

75 DP 0 2 - 79
Tasting Notes for Pape Clement, 1988:
Possessing the quintessential Graves elegance and perfume, the 1988 is impressively deep in color for a Graves, with a thrillingly fragrant nose of roasted chestnuts, tobacco, currants, and earthy stones. One notices that this is an atypically backward, full Pape-Clement, but there is wonderful ripeness, and high, velvety tannins. The finish is all smoky-scented black-cherries. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 92
Drinking Period: 1993-2008
1988

Trotanoy

75 DP 1 0 1495 -
Tasting Notes for Trotanoy, 1988:
The very good 1988 possesses an attractive plum and vanillin nose. On the palate, the wine exhibits fine concentration, firm, relatively hard tannins, and a spicy, long finish. While it is tasty, I would have preferred a more exciting style. Robert Parker WIne Advocate
Parker Points: 86
Drinking Period: 1995-2008
1989

Beychevelle

75 DP 0 2 - 78
Tasting Notes for Beychevelle, 1989:
Both the 1989 and 1990 wines scored slightly lower than in previous tastings. In contrast to the 1990, the 1989 Beychevelle, which usually performs better than it did in the recent tasting, is an elegant, medium-bodied wine with soft tannin, copious quantities of ripe, herb-tinged, blackcurrant fruit, some evidence of toasty oak, and a generous, velvety-textured finish. It appears to be evolving quickly, and can be drunk now as well as over the next 15 years. Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 89
Drinking Period: 1997-2012
1989

Calon Segur

75 DP 0 3 - 90
Tasting Notes for Calon Segur, 1989:
This property has turned in a very good effort in 1989. It possesses a deep ruby/garnet color, a sweet, chewy, dense texture, full body, plenty of alcohol, and moderately high tannin. Quite precocious, it will have a life span of at least 15 years. It reminded me of a downsized version of the 1982, but slightly more rustic. Last tasted, 8/97.Robert Parker- Wine Advocate
Parker Points: 88
Drinking Period: 1997-2010
 
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