1988 Clinet Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 93
  • JR 93
  • WA 92

Reviews for 1988 Clinet Bordeaux Blend

WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2009
What a wild and exotic wine. Intense aromas of truffles and cèpe, with raspberry jam. Cigar tobacco as well. Full-bodied, with powerful flavors of raspberry jam and hints of cooked fruit, chocolate. Long and flavorful... What a wild and exotic wine. Intense aromas of truffles and cèpe, with raspberry jam. Cigar tobacco as well. Full-bodied, with powerful flavors of raspberry jam and hints of cooked fruit, chocolate. Long and flavorful. Soft and seductive.—'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Drink now. – JS
JR 93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, February 2011
Mid crimson. Looks really quite youthful! Sweet and luscious and really rather lovely now. Much more mellifluous than the 1991. Perfectly balanced and rich now. But with lots of life still to give. Attractive freshness on... Mid crimson. Looks really quite youthful! Sweet and luscious and really rather lovely now. Much more mellifluous than the 1991. Perfectly balanced and rich now. But with lots of life still to give. Attractive freshness on the finish. 18/20
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2003
The first top-flight wine made under the late Jean-Michel Arcaute, the 1988 continues to evolve splendidly. Notes of espresso coffee, sweet blackberry and cherry fruit intermixed with plum and currant jump from the glass... The first top-flight wine made under the late Jean-Michel Arcaute, the 1988 continues to evolve splendidly. Notes of espresso coffee, sweet blackberry and cherry fruit intermixed with plum and currant jump from the glass of this medium to full-bodied, very concentrated 1988. This is another wine from this vintage that has evolved beautifully and is somewhat of a sleeper pick, as the vintage remains, at least for a wine such as Clinet, underrated. Anticipated maturity: Now-2012. Last taste, 10/02. - Robert Parker