Bordeaux 1988: Tasting in 2004
It is just four years on since my last look at this vintage, and I revisit it now with this small tasting. There were no possible comparisons between the two tastings, as this time we looked at an entirely different cohort of wines, focusing this time not on the left bank, but on the right bank communes of St Emilion and Pomerol. As noted in my review of the 1988 Bordeaux vintage, this was a year where there was broad success across Bordeaux, with the right bank appellations providing no exception to this rule.
Indeed, this broad and sweeping comment seems to be borne out by this tasting. Admittedly, this was a small and well chosen selection of wines, but nevertheless they were of extremely high quality across the board.