Region 'Sauternes and Barsac' - Year 1988
|drink soon||An outstanding vintage with a large number of richly classic wines|
The sporing was mild and wet, bu flowering was normal, and the summer dry and warm, with hot weather in September. Botrytis did not develop until well into October, and most top estates picked their best lots in November. By then the grapes were fully ripe and botrytis widespread. Quality was outstanding: rich complex fruitiness combined with elegance and length of flavour.