Château Palmer Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1988

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Eric Bass Delectable Pro

Oh my ... my last again. I’m impressed by this bottle of exquisite Merlot. Drinking at its peak, in my opinion. Soft, velvet in the mouth, with a firm mid palette and a perfumed, lavender-like finish that intoxicates. Continued to improve and evolve over the evening and reminded me that you can’t rush a river...you must let nature take it’s time and then magic happens.

Oh my ... my last again. I’m impressed by this bottle of exquisite Merlot. Drinking at its peak, in my opinion. Soft, velvet in the mouth, with a firm mid palette and a perfumed, lavender-like finish that intoxicates. Continued to improve and evolve over the evening and reminded me that you can’t rush a river...you must let nature take it’s time and then magic happens.

9.5

Scott T Delectable Pro

VP/Senior Wine Specialist Christie's

1988!

1988!

9.4

Darius Solomon

A delicious wine. For me notes of chocolate and cherry but not fruit forward. Needs airing or you'll get some earth which I don't like. . A real Margaux with no excuse to be lesser. Would I buy the bottle at $150, No but at $49 it was well worth it.

A delicious wine. For me notes of chocolate and cherry but not fruit forward. Needs airing or you'll get some earth which I don't like. . A real Margaux with no excuse to be lesser. Would I buy the bottle at $150, No but at $49 it was well worth it.

9.0

Larry Frierson

Like many 1988s. Is starting to open up. Got that Palmer mulberry Merlot quality. Lacks refinement compared to the better Palmer vintages.

Like many 1988s. Is starting to open up. Got that Palmer mulberry Merlot quality. Lacks refinement compared to the better Palmer vintages.

9.2

Heather Kartholl

Leather and floral nose, mulberry and light cedar

Leather and floral nose, mulberry and light cedar

8.7

Michael Horkay

Floral and mature. Unlike the 90 I'd drink this now as I think it's starting to head south but still should last another ten years. Soft evolved nice of spices and plums. Lovely effort.

Floral and mature. Unlike the 90 I'd drink this now as I think it's starting to head south but still should last another ten years. Soft evolved nice of spices and plums. Lovely effort.

8.9

Scott T Delectable Pro

VP/Senior Wine Specialist Christie's

Crazy '88s

Crazy '88s

Rob Moose

Younger sis. More primary, bell pepper-dominated. Came alive with lamb.

Younger sis. More primary, bell pepper-dominated. Came alive with lamb.

9.4

Naoki Sato

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