1988 Clos des Jacobins

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
Drink between 1998 - 2008 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • SoundinBetween wrote:

    December 20, 2014 - from a blend with an abnormally high (45)% of cab franc, this wine has a great nose of coffee (which becomes more prominent over time), cocoa, and tobacco leaf with some dark red fruits.

    the wine is medium bodied with low-medium acid. not much in the way of tannins either. the finish is very clean and resolves itself well, even if it's not very persistent. updating as time goes by..

  • RunDMC wrote: 92 points

    April 4, 2014 - I suspect this is a little past its prime but still a very interesting and enjoyable bottle. Color slightly pale red, nose tobacco, leather, spice. palate mostly cabernet franc with a very long (30 second) finish.

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  • Bistrobro1 Likes this wine:

    February 19, 2013 - this was spectacular; way above expectation. still darkish, great nose. cabernet franc to the fore. right at the apex i think. really lengthy finish. great velvety mouth feel, just a terrific wine.

  • RPerro wrote: 95 points

    November 27, 2008 - Thanksgiving Dinner (Jeff McHugh's condo): Decanted 1 hour, mostly due to cork and sediment issues. Cork was wet halfway through, but no seepage. My first 20 year-old wine. Nose just blows my mind...very complex, with tobacco, red raspberry fruit, pencil lead, and a vegatal component I can't place. Complexity follows to the palate...huge flavor explosion! Earthy, with tobacco leaf, tomatoes (the vegetal component on the nose, I think), raspberries, pencil lead, just delicious! Finish goes on for a good minute, with flavors swimming all over my tongue. Tannins are very soft, and this is drinking very well. I feel that it is probably at the end of it's drinking window, but showing quite well tonight. An outstanding bottle of right bank Bordeaux!

  • dougsmith wrote: 92 points

    June 6, 2007 - Had at Morrell's Wine Bar in NY. Not the right situation for a detailed TN but this was quite lovely, I do recall noting a lot of complexity on the nose, with notes of tobacco, forest floor and spice. The palate was nicely balanced with definite elements of tomato juice. Good presence and finish. 92+

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  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2004 (link) 18 points

    (Chateau Clos des Jacobins St Emilion) A Grand Cru. A good and youthful depth of colour here. Plenty of fruit on the nose, with a strong mineral and stone influence. The palate demonstrates quite classic creamy fruit, with piles of texture and character. Correct acidity, and still a little tannin. Delicious.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1988
  • Type Red
  • Producer Clos des Jacobins
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation St. Émilion Grand Cru

Community Holdings

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  • In Cellars 11 (29%)
  • Consumed 27 (71%)

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