1988 l'Arrosee

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Average critic rating : 83.0 points



After a succession of wonderful vintages (1982, 1983, 1985, and 1986), L'Arrosee lost the magic touch in 1988 and 1989. The 1988 is not up to l'Arrosee's previous standards. Medium-bodied, spicy, and fruity, with good depth, but not much length, it lacks complexity and intensity, indicating that either the grapes were harvested too early, or the production was too abundant. Anticipated maturity: Now- 2000.Robert Parker, Wine Advocate # 85



I have tasted this numerous times over the last year and I always scored it very good to outstanding, but this bottle seems a little tired. There is an amber hue to the ruby color, with cedar and berry aromas and flavors and a slightly short finish.--1988 Bordeaux horizontal. Drink now. – James Suckling , Wine Spectator 1998

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l'Arrosee 1988
+£242.67     (+80.89%) Latest price:  £542.67
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