90-94 / 100
90-94 / 100
Marked by a very mild winter and a wet spring, this year the harvest was carried out in excellent conditions.
Château Margaux 1988 is quite similar to the previous vintage. The color of this Premier Cru Classé is very deep, the nose is rich and intense and the structure in the mouth is magnificent. When ripe, however, it can be kept for several more years to reveal all its power and aromas.
DOMAINE DE LA ROMANEE CONTI 1988
(11-1998) Still not giving all it has to offer, this shows wonderful aromas and flavors of currant, violet, tobacco and earth. Full-bodied and powerful, with a solid underpinning of firm yet silky tannins. A classic Margaux.--1988 Bordeaux horizontal. Best after 2000.
(11-2000) Possibly 55 when fully mature.
(06-2018) Dark color, of normal and advanced intensity. Moderately aromatic nose, with fresh and lively fruit. Becomes smoother with agitation. Essentially juicy, flavorful and pleasant on the palate that stretches a bit harsh over a normal length. This bottle comes out less well than the one commented on in the Château Margaux vertical. It was taken from the same fund.