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Editorial Reviews for Château Lynch Bages Pauillac Bin-Soiled Label Slight Signs of Old Seepage
This is finally showing signs of maturity. It remains a big wine with exceptional depth but also exceptional balance that gives this elegance and finesse that is rare to find. Rich notes of cigarbox, black currant, and wood spice greet the nose and the palate has lovely funk and herbal, chipotle hints that really frame the deep fruit. A very long lingering finish completes the picture. This is still youthful and is a classic in the making with a long life ahead of it. 2009-2030. 95pts
This is still so young with it's pencil lead, rubber tinged nose that offers up subtle notes of dried funghi and rich cassis extract. Big and powerful on entry with a closed, hollow midpalate that yields to a minerally finish that finishes with a lingering final of almost grapey cassis fruit. This is only the second bottle from a case bought on release. I've had more open bottles but these are ageing at a glacial pace. Absolutely pinpoint precision with the structure that offers up an airy elegance even with all this richness and power. 2012-2030
So good. Classic black fruit. Dust and fruit and leather. It's smooth and soft and well structured and big but fades away delicately. Lovely flowers and licorice flavors with a bit of eucalyptus and did I say "So good" already? One of the best I've had.
Big, bold, and beautiful. I wish I could drink this all the time. There's a certain something to Lynch Bages wines that is so clean and pure but also powerful.
A meatier nose than expected to start. This is a very fruity wine rich with notes of black chocolate and cherry. Fantastically smooth and well balanced.
SING IT WITH ME NOW! "JEALOUS, I am so jealous. I am so jealous that my heart goes pitter pat! For if I were there, to help participate I'd be savoring and swallowing not... spat." ..."JEALOUS... (etc.)" Feelin'... Mel Brooksian. Good reads. LOVE the "Bages". Biggest production out there to maintain such quality. 5th growth my left foot. It contends with even some of the better super seconds, IMVHO. "The inquisition... what a show."
External Reviews for Château Lynch Bages Pauillac Bin-Soiled Label Slight Signs of Old Seepage
...Intriguing nose melds cassis shoe polish iodine and mint along with a faint sweaty quality. Thick sweet and large but a bit blocky and inelegant. Still quite young and bound-up. A backward solidly structured wine that finishes with fairly tough tannins... Stephen Tanzers IWC.
Consistently backward and dense, with enormous potential, this admirable wine will not be ready for prime time drinking for another 5-7 years. The color is not quite as opaque as the 1990's, but reveals more purple and no lightening at the edge. Hugely concentrated flavors have just begun to offer up a nose of cedar and creme de cassis. Powerful and muscular, with high tannin and superb concentration, this is Lynch Bages at its biggest and most beastly. However, everything is in balance for a stunning evolution. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2030.
The 1989 has taken forever to shed its formidable tannins but what a great vintage of Lynch Bages! I would rank it at the top of the pyramid although the 1990 2000 and down the road some of the more recent vintages such as 2005 2009 and 2010 should come close to matching the 1989 s extraordinary concentration and undeniable aging potential. Its dense purple color reveals a slight lightening at the edge and the stunning bouquet offers classic notes of creme de cassis subtle smoke oak and g
Delivers so much blackberry leather and dried fruits on the nose. Full-bodied with ultrapolished tannins and a silky mouthfeel. The palate turns to leaves cedar and dried berries on the finish which goes on and on. This is still reserved for the vintage suggesting a long life ahead. Just coming around now but will improve many years ahead. I have always loved this Lynch.- 89/ 99 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2009) Wine Spectator.
...Intriguing nose melds cassis, shoe polish, iodine and mint, along with a faint sweaty quality. Thick, sweet and large but a bit blocky and inelegant. Still quite young and bound-up. A backward, solidly structured wine that finishes with fairly tou... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1989 Lynch Bages 750ml
Delivers so much blackberry, leather and dried fruits on the nose. Full-bodied, with ultrapolished tannins and a silky mouthfeel. The palate turns to leaves, cedar and dried berries on the finish, which goes on and on. This is still reserved for the ... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1989 Lynch Bages 750ml
Opulent aromas of berries and hints of eucalyptus and fresh herbs. Full-bodied and very juicy, with big velvety tannins and a ripe long finish. Flavor plus. Nice now but better with age. This has always been superb... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1989 Lynch Bages 1500ml