All wines are in our wine cellar and can be shipped immediately.
All wines are in our wine cellar and can be shipped immediately.  493025563300

Wine vintage rating 1988

What was the vintage 1988 like?

1988 An excellent Piedmont vintage. The Barolo, Barbaresco and Gattinara have a dense, firm structure with harmonious fruit. Brunello di Montalcino is also very good, and a low-yielding vintage in Tuscany.
A cool but dry year slowed growth in Bordeaux and still allowed the grapes to ripen perfectly in the end. A late harvest in October produced elegant, complex wines. Due to the dryness throughout the year, most 1988 wines are quite tannic. Take Barolo and Barbaresco to further store the rare wine for a special tasting opportunity and choose Bordeaux to enjoy a perfectly aged wine in the near future.

Weather in the year 1988

A very mild winter with no snow.

The summer of the year was fresh and at times rainy. There was no real hot spell, just a few hot days. Overall, however, the weather was very dry.

The current stock of wines from the 1988 vintage

All wines from the 1988 vintage are in our own wine cellar and can be shipped immediately or picked up at the wine shop. To the wines of 1988

Good filling levels, good wine quality

The fill level of an old vintage wine reveals important information on the drinkability of the wine.
Of course, the good condition of a wine from an old vintage depends on excellent storage. Above all, the wine must not have frequently changed cellars. Ideally, the wine will have rested in one and the same wine cellar.

But also the cork that sits in each individual bottle is very important. A perfect cork has few pores and keeps the wine stable. If an inferior cork happens to have been used in a bottle, the porous surface will begin to soak up wine and allow micro-quantities of the liquid to evaporate over the decades. Poor fill levels are the result.

A poor fill level therefore also indicates a high risk that the wine bottle could soon begin to leak.

The fill levels explained:
In the bottle neck (high fill to base neck) about 2 cm is perfect for wines.
Top and upper shoulder, ([very] top shoulder), approx. 3 cm is very good for very old wines.
Medium shoulder (mid shoulder), about 4 cm is only acceptable for rare top wines and in individual cases.
Everything below the red line should not be offered any more.

Wine rating

Do you have a 1988 vintage in your wine cellar and would you like to know how much it is worth?

Here are a few tips: in order to still have any value, the bottle must be leakproof. The wine must not be cloudy. It should be of good quality (not supermarket wine).

Search for the wine online without specifying the vintage. If it is a well-known winery, you will find the wine immediately and also the price you have to pay for the current vintage. If the current wine costs from EUR 20.00 upwards, that's a good sign.

The filling level is decisive for the value. Upper shoulder to base neck is required. Medium shoulder is only acceptable for extremely rare, already valuable wines.