1988 Canon

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Average critic rating : 89.5 points



The 1988's deep ruby/purple color exhibits more opaqueness and depth than the 1989. The spicy, mineral and cassis-scented bouquet has more focus and dimension. In the mouth, there is an elevated level of tannins, in keeping with the style of the 1988 vintage, but unlike many 1988s, this wine possesses excellent, even outstanding concentration, plenty of length, and a sense that the yields were kept conservative, as there is an inner strength and depth that suggests this wine will ultimately outperform and outlive the 1989. Anticipated maturity: 1996-2012. Last tasted, 1/93. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate # 88



Chocolate and blackberry character on the nose, with hints of tobacco. Medium- to full-bodied, with slightly chewy tannins and a medium finish. A little dry, but some very pretty fruit underneath.¿'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Drink now. 7,500 cases made. – James Suckling, Wine Spectator 20009

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Canon 1988
+£337.00     (+93.87%) Latest price:  £696.00
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FINE+RARE offers UK home delivery through our logistics partner London City Bond, with next day deliveries available for Central London addresses.
We deliver Monday to Friday; charges are £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent) for most UK postcodes.
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FINE+RARE can arrange delivery of your wines to your personal fine wine storage account:
Deliveries within London City Bond or to a Vinotheque storage account are charged at £ 8 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).
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