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1998 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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1998 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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91(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January 2012

(78% cabernet sauvignon, 14% merlot, 6% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot; 5.4 g/l total acidity; 13.2% alcohol):  Dark ruby-red.  Ripe blackcurrant aromas and flavors are lifted by pungent graphite, cedar and mineral notes.  Balanced, pure and smooth in the mouth, with excellent perfume and precision.  Finishes long and pure, with lingering cassis and leather notes.  This is another Lynch-Bages that has picked up volume and flesh from bottle aging.  It's a very classic Pauillac and a wine that can still improve with additional cellaring. 

90 Points | Wine Spectator
87 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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let it breathe
by chrispy
Let the wine open up in the glass for 10 minutes plus (even after decanting for hours) and one will realize the potential of this Lynch. Excellent value and definitely underrated by many.
real grapey
by DrRock
I felt that the blackberries and cassis were real raw with suttle hints of minerals. This should improve well. Another fine Lynch Bages
by Dan Pastore
The 1998 Lynch Bages is full of black currant flavors, tobacco and spice. A Bordeaux to be aged in the cellar for the next 5-10 years. This 1998 is very elegant and requires at least one hour of decanting before enjoying with a grilled sirloin steak. Give this wine at least another 2-3 years in the cellar to show it's full potential. Specially priced, this is a great opportunity to put away a wonderful Bordeaux in your cellar.

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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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