1988 Bordeaux Wine Buying Guide Tips on Best Value Wines

1988 Bordeaux Wine Buying Guide Tips on Best Value Wines

This Bordeaux wine value buying guide page is a list of the top 1988 Bordeaux wines in the market for the money today. These are the best Bordeaux wines from the vintage combining quality, character and price from every major Bordeaux appellation.

1988 Bordeaux for the most part has not developed as well as most people had hoped for the red Bordeaux wines.  The under ripeness of the vintage has increased with time. It is not a year where you can throw darts at a board and hope for the best. This short list offers the selection for quality Bordeaux wine at fair prices. For more information on the 1988 Bordeaux wine vintage, harvest and the wines: 1988 Bordeaux Wine . For tips on other Bordeaux value wines and vintages: Bordeaux Wine Buying Guide Find the Best Bordeaux for the money to buy today (Vintages 1959 to today)

On the other hand, Sauternes and Barsac are showing better than ever and prices for these declcious, mature sweet, white Bordeaux wines remain low.

1988 Bordeaux Value Wines Left Bank

Domaine de Chevalier

Haut Brion 93 Pts

Leoville Las Cases

Pape Clement

Pichon Lalande

Rauzan Segla

1988 Bordeaux Value Wines Right Bank

Certan de May 94 Pts

Clinet 93 Pts

La Fleur de Gay

1988 Bordeaux Value Wines Sauternes – 1988 is a great vintage for sweet, white Bordeaux wine. From top to bottom, in all price ranges, their are numerous outstanding, stylish, mature and affordable wines.


De Faugeres

Lafaurie-Peyraguey 92 Pts

La Tour Blanche

Raymond Lafon


d’Yquem In case you’re asking how does Chateau d’Yquem fall into the value wine section, when compared to prices being asked for current vintages, 1988 Chateau d’Yquem remains fairly priced.  It is a stunning Yquem that if you love sweet Bordeaux wines, you need to taste this at least once in your life.  It is sublime! Still young, fresh and vibrant, this is only going to get better over the next several decades! 98 Pts