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The Top 10 Wines of 1988


Posted: January 17, 2002

Wine of the Year 1988

Château Lynch-Bages Pauillac 1985

Rich and massively concentrated, with a layers of plum, anise, black cherry and tobacco, firm acidity and structure and thick, chewy, balanced tannins. Beautiful, elegant and stylish. One of the greatest Lynch Bages ever made; will improve with five or more years in the cellar.


* All prices listed are release prices only.

1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000

The 1988 Top 10
Rank Wine Score Price
#1 CHÂTEAU LYNCH-BAGES Pauillac 1985 97 $37
#2 CHÂTEAU MARGAUX Margaux 1985 99 $76
#3 DOMAINE DE LA ROMANÉE-CONTI Richebourg 1985 100 $210
#4 TOLLOT-BEAUT & FILS Corton 1985 98 $49
#5 GAJA Barbaresco Sorì Tildìn 1985 97 $94
#6 CASTELLARE DI CASTELLINA I Sodi di S. Niccolò 1985 96 $21
#7 LOUIS JADOT Beaune Clos des Ursules 1985 95 $30
#8 SPOTTSWOODE Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1985 95 $25
#9 CHÂTEAU D'YQUEM Sauternes 1983 97 $180
#10 JOSEPH DROUHIN Montrachet Marquis de Laguiche 1986 97 $200

1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000

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