The 1988 vintage of this wine was ranked #7 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 1991
A very hot year and also very dry ; such years produce great vintages. Here is what we can say about this wine today :
first, the wine shows great concentration of aromas and a lot of mellowness due to lovely tannins and a rather low acidity. A wine with a lot of fitness and harmony. One might compare it to the 1959 for its structure and mellowness. Similar weather conditions produced a rather similar crop.