EP 504 A Vintage Bordeaux Tasting, 3 Heavyweights From 1988

Back flying solo but still in Bordeaux, Gary Vaynerchuk tastes 1988 Cos d’Estournel, Margaux, and Latour.

Wines tasted in this episode:

Chateau Cos D Estournel 1988
Chateau Margaux 1988
Chateau Latour 1988

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Joe Hernandez

1971 Chateau Latour

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  • Pierre

    Nice episode
    only one that i can remember was a 94 angelus that was very well made and preserved

  • Pierre

    Nice episode
    only one that i can remember was a 94 angelus that was very well made and preserved

  • Ray Barnes

    I have to apologize for the late response to this show because I just watched it this evening. I purchased a case of the 1988 Margaux when it was offered en primeur in 1989, and still have 4 bottles of it left – and am very thankful for Gary’s comments on future cellaring. I first tasted it right after the wine was released in 1991, and surprisingly, it was delicious right from then and kept getting better. I also have very fond memories of a few 1971 German wines, including a Wiltinger Rosenberg (adjacent to the Scharzhofberg) Auslese, drunk last November 2, and an Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Spatlese, uncorked in 1999 and being remarkably fresh at 28 years of age. It is a truly amazing experience drinking 20+ year old wine.

  • Ray Barnes

    I have to apologize for the late response to this show because I just watched it this evening. I purchased a case of the 1988 Margaux when it was offered en primeur in 1989, and still have 4 bottles of it left – and am very thankful for Gary’s comments on future cellaring. I first tasted it right after the wine was released in 1991, and surprisingly, it was delicious right from then and kept getting better. I also have very fond memories of a few 1971 German wines, including a Wiltinger Rosenberg (adjacent to the Scharzhofberg) Auslese, drunk last November 2, and an Egon Muller Scharzhofberger Spatlese, uncorked in 1999 and being remarkably fresh at 28 years of age. It is a truly amazing experience drinking 20+ year old wine.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Good show. Nice to see how my 05’s could possibly develop. Hopefully I will have stored them properly and they wont fall under any issues. QOTD: Never had a mature one…. yet!

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Good show. Nice to see how my 05’s could possibly develop. Hopefully I will have stored them properly and they wont fall under any issues. QOTD: Never had a mature one…. yet!

  • olli-brumm

    I’m a little late…
    QOTD: best red bdx I ever had was 1989 Lynch-Bages. I bought a case in the early 90ies and I have still 3 remaining. Down to 3…
    I’m quiet surprised how the 88 Cos has developed. I had 4 bottles between 1996-1999 and IMO they have been great. I tended to rate them like WS, if I would have to… was an amazing wine.

  • olli-brumm

    I’m a little late…
    QOTD: best red bdx I ever had was 1989 Lynch-Bages. I bought a case in the early 90ies and I have still 3 remaining. Down to 3…
    I’m quiet surprised how the 88 Cos has developed. I had 4 bottles between 1996-1999 and IMO they have been great. I tended to rate them like WS, if I would have to… was an amazing wine.

  • old man

    Hi Gary,
    One impressed me was a bottle of 1988Leoville Las Casas,it open up like a dancing ballet girl in your middle of tongue,flowery frangrances.super elegance,smoothing your heart’s aftertase.memorable!It absolutely not a beast.

  • old man

    Hi Gary,
    One impressed me was a bottle of 1988Leoville Las Casas,it open up like a dancing ballet girl in your middle of tongue,flowery frangrances.super elegance,smoothing your heart’s aftertase.memorable!It absolutely not a beast.

  • looper

    Funny episode. Looked like you did it from a haunted house. Those hotels and chateaus in bordeaux are crazy wierd. Feels like a timewarp back to the 17thcentury and not in a good way. Way too dark. And who are those amateurs???? Where is the Mottster?
    QOTD: Haven’t had many big name mature bordeaux, but I did have a leoville barton 85 that was great. I have an uncle who has been keeping bordeaux since the 70s and every christmas he brings out 4-5 bottles to taste. But all of these wines had release prices between $5-15. So you never know what you are going to get with these. Kind of fun though.

  • looper

    Funny episode. Looked like you did it from a haunted house. Those hotels and chateaus in bordeaux are crazy wierd. Feels like a timewarp back to the 17thcentury and not in a good way. Way too dark. And who are those amateurs???? Where is the Mottster?
    QOTD: Haven’t had many big name mature bordeaux, but I did have a leoville barton 85 that was great. I have an uncle who has been keeping bordeaux since the 70s and every christmas he brings out 4-5 bottles to taste. But all of these wines had release prices between $5-15. So you never know what you are going to get with these. Kind of fun though.

  • devinos

    Cheval Blanc 1993

  • gman802

    1982 Pichon Lalande or a 1967 Chateau Latour. Both were fantastic.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/4WGBESWRTU6STPKOSGQUCNRIFM David J

    Is it too late to say “get some front-lighting”?

    Great episode. I'll let you know what a great Bordeaux tastes like 10 years from now…I'll have to wait for my 2004's to mature.

  • Sean

    1982 lynch bages and the 1995 Ducru. Both excellent wines.

  • http://www.twitter.com/SNDRFKKS Sander

    What an ep! I had recently a 93 Tertre Roteboeuf.. was quite good actually, despite the fact that 93 wasn't that good..

  • A dumb Rhein king

    Nice splice.

    QOTD: I've only had one wine that was older than '95. It was a Chenin Blanc, possibly an '82. It was past its prime, but it was still good. Very prominent caramel apple flavor.

  • corkscrew

    Not drinking any of these for sure at their price range….QOTD-have had some late 50's at a wine tasting, don't remember what it was, does not matter it was NASTY. http://www.winelx.com

  • http://twitter.com/gastroisseur Aaron Shields

    Missed this episode somehow.

    QOTD:
    My top mature Bordeauxs:
    1982 Chateau Lafite
    1961 Gruaud-Larose
    1982 Gruaud-Larose
    1967 Chateau d’Yquem

    Biggest surprise in an old Bordeaux: 1982 Ormes de Pez. Was tasting ridiculously young for its age.

  • Allan

    Nice office you’ve got Gary 😛

    Ok show, these wines are terribly over-priced. Remember, it’s only a bunch of grapes crushed and…….. wine.

    Qotd: have had a few (which are also over-priced) 1994 Haut-Brion, which was classic cigar-box. 1995 Lynch-Bages, blackcurrant for days. But, the greatest i’ve had 1996 Leoville-Barton, beautiful piece of work.

    But now, back down to earth…….

  • John__J

    qotd: That from 95 and before? 82′ Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

  • Anonymous

    Congrats on your new office :-)
    I have tasted several Bordeaux from the 80’s but i’m not a big fan so far.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joeher133 Joe Hernandez

    1971 Chateau Latour

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