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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(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
Steve is right
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.
Tasted at a Bordeaux dinner in 2007, this wine was drinking perfectly. Absolutely delicious. Powerful yet refined.
Top of the top
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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Elegant and ready!
by Dr Willis
Lynch Bages has to be one of the best finds in Bordeaux today! Look at these prices -- high, right? Now look at 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999! Futures look great now after seeing how this baby turned out. The 1990 -- This wine is big and juicy with notes of cassis, blackcurrants and anise. It has alot of size, but it not as beefy as the 1989 Lynch Bages. Even though I feel the 1989 is the best Lynch Bages since 1970, I feel the 1990 exemplifies Lynch Bages - low acidity, well-concentrated, and with a complete grouping of all the ideal notes: glycerin, fruit, cedar, vanilla, and low acidity.
Very smooth with a great start and a good finish. An excellent Pauillac bordeaux.
No visible cork damage but there was something tainted about the bottle we brought into our favorite restaurant last night. I popped it around 4pm, recorked for about 15 minutes while we made the short trip to the place, and re-opened, started drinking around 6:00pm and finished it off by 7:30pm. While it did improve slightly in that time, the back end would continue to die. Nose would improve, color remained constant, mouthfeel remained somewhat smooth and dusty, but the fruit never really showed like I had expected it to from Steve's review. Oh well....
Bordeaux is the planet's largest source of fine wine, the model for Cabernet Sauvignon- and Merlot-based wines around the globe. Bordeaux wines are considered by many wine connoisseurs to be the world's greatest reds.
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