Red

1988 Château Margaux

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Margaux
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Community Tasting Notes 136

  • paulst Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 6, 2021 - Leather; light blackberry; elegant; velvet; light finish.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • paulst Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 4, 2021 - Austere; balanced; soft; long and elegant.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    February 27, 2021 - Always love Margaux and this one didn't disappoint. We opened and decanted for sediment and then rebottled and brought to dinner and drank. It's got that nice softness and a bit of plushy that comes with Margaux. Red fruits. Not the most vibrant vintage, but still very enjoyable and just mature in a good way. Feels very balanced. Always love these.

  • glucker wrote:

    January 12, 2021 - - Garnet color. It's in total harmony with a light/medium body. Smooth texture with a medium finish - Cork broke.Needed 2hours to open up properly.Very little sediment.

  • Ralph_ wrote: 91 points

    December 28, 2020 - past peak. descending

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson
    1/27/2019 (link)

    (Ch Margaux Margaux Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Neal Martin
    A Century of Bordeaux: The Eights (May 2018), 5/18/2018 (link)

    (Margaux Margaux Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Beijing, 5/23/2008

    (Chateau Margaux) Subscribe to see review text.

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2006 (link)

    (Chateau Margaux Margaux) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Library TV

  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    A Vintage Bordeaux Tasting, 3 Heavyweights from 1988, Episode #504, 7/18/2008 (link) 93 points

    (Chateau Margaux) #1; COLOR-dark; NOSE-good elegant fruit; sour cherry; very clean; little spearmint action; some dark cherry; some mulberry action; TASTE-great polish; I like this effort; some very young strawberries; a little tree bark; I like the elegance; nice Asian spice (paprika & rosemary); these little strawberries are taking it home for me; good long finish; good brightness of fruit; a very complex & thoughtful wine w/ dark, dark fruits; I really like the length; jammy, but not over the top; great polish and class; extremely well made; a great wine; can be cellared for another 5-10 years; a tremendous effort; RP-88; WS-95; GV-93

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    10/10/2007 (link)

    (Chateau Margaux) It had that 1988 quality of high tannin, high acid and somwhat lower toned fruit. It was good and I wish I could have had it on its own as I do not have that much experience with Chateau Margaux but that is the way the cookie crumbles.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/16/2004 (link)

    (Château Margaux) Corked

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1988
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Margaux
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Margaux
  • UPC Codes 011986100000, 041333214016, 071570017521, 3251090046653, 607921015368

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 7 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2,165 (73%)
  • Consumed 801 (27%)

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