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1990 Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac
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About Chateau Lynch Bages


Classifications often fail to reflect the current state of a chateau, and that's certainly the case for this Pauillac Fifth Growth. Chateau Lynch-Bages makes rich, powerful, full-bodied wines capable of long life.

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1990 Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac

Producer: Chateau Lynch Bages
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Pauillac

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93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January 2012

(4.7 g/l total acidity; 13% alcohol):  Dark ruby-red with a garnet edge.  Initially inexpressive nose opens with aeration to reveal aromas of red fruits, flowers, tar and minerals.  Sweet on entry, with flavors of red cherry syrup, vanilla and milk chocolate, then develops a delicate animal nuance with air.  The long finish features persistent notes of tobacco and kirsch.  Typically seductive Lynch-Bages, and quite opulent in texture.

93 Points | Wine Spectator
99 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Steve is right
03/25/2010
by freeberg11359721
Decanted this wine with a Venturi and let is sit for 30 minutes. This wine sings with some air. Truly a great Bordeaux. 93 is low. 95+ in my opinion.
07/02/2008
by WineNerd007
Tasted at a Bordeaux dinner in 2007, this wine was drinking perfectly. Absolutely delicious. Powerful yet refined.
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12/09/2002
by DrD
This is a beauty. After opening a bottle of the 1990 Lynch Bages I wondered what is it that separates a first from a second growth. This wine had everything and in perfect harmony. Those who like complex large scale bordeaux should seek this one out. It is loaded with blackcurrant, cedar, and mineral with low acidity and just the right amount of backbone. It is beautiful now - what can I say? If you can afford it, buy it.

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