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Château Lynch-Bages Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 1985

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Opened on a particularly hot day after the restaurants ac had failed. Starts out very herbaceous, cedary and lighter weight. Slowly builds in depth and weight revealing a good core of curranty fruit to counter the herbal elements but remains solidly mid weight if wonderfully fresh with notes of cut leather and light tobacco. In this mag very feminine and still young.

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Lynch Vineyards:
Dan Lynch has been a big fan of Napa Valley Cabernet ever since his first visit to the valley on a company-sponsored trip back in the 1970s. He attended his first Napa Valley Wine Auction in 1991 and has been an avid supporter of the event since. Over the years, he became known for purchasing multiple lots of wine, which he used to build his own cellar and those of his friends. In 1994, he vis... Read more
Dan Lynch has been a big fan of Napa Valley Cabernet ever since his first visit to the valley on a company-sponsored trip back in the 1970s. He attended his first Napa Valley Wine Auction in 1991 and has been an avid supporter of the event since. Over the years, he became known for purchasing multiple lots of wine, which he used to build his own cellar and those of his friends. In 1994, he visited lower Spring Mountain and bought a beautiful 18-acre parcel of bare land on what is now known as "Lynch Knoll," situated 400 feet above the valley floor at an elevation of 800 feet above sea level. The land was cleared in 1995 and five acres were planted with Cabernet, Syrah, Sangiovese and Merlot. The first tiny crop was harvested in 1998. Dan bottled the Cabernet under the Napa Dan label and gave it away to friends. For the larger 1999 vintage harvest, Dan brought on acclaimed winemaker Heidi Peterson Barrett to create the Lynch label wines - Cabernet, Syrah and Sangiovese - which she made through the 2001 vintages. Then, in 2002, the Napa Dan wines were reborn from grapes grown on Dan's other property, Lynch Valley Ranch. Located about ten miles east of Napa (but still considered part of Napa Valley), the Lynch Valley Ranch is home to 100 acres of vineyards, mainly Cabernet with some Chardonnay. Most of the harvest is sold to other wineries, but in 2002 Dan claimed some of the best grapes to revive the Napa Dan label. He then contracted with renowned local winemaker Gary Galleron to create both the new Napa Dan wines and the Lynch label wines. Gary continues to handle all the winemaking duties at Lynch. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Château Lynch-Bages Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,635
4.00 5
02/11/2009

Opened on a particularly hot day after the restaurants ac had failed. Starts out very herbaceous, cedary and lighter weight. Slowly builds in depth and weight revealing a good core of curranty fruit to counter the herbal elements but remains solidly mid weight if wonderfully fresh with notes of cut leather and light tobacco. In this mag very feminine and still young.


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Snooth User: jkieserca
7547853
4.50 5
07/23/2008

What a terrific wine. With very little breathing the nose told one that this was going to be exceptional and there was no disappointment in the mouth. Perfect balance, soft tanins and a huge finish made this wine one of the better experiences of late.


Snooth User: EquineWino
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4.50 5
01/04/2010

Parker seemed to think this is about to decline. Drank a bottle January 3, 2010. Decanted and started drinking right away. took a break for 2 hours with wine in a glass. It did open up more to a wonderful boquet. This was a 750 ml. bottle kept in my cellar since purchased from Sherry Lehmann in 88. I expect well kept bottles will still have 5 years or more before decline.


External Reviews for Château Lynch-Bages Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Full red-ruby. Great nose combines plum syrup leather truffle spices and a faint herbaceous element. Juicy and very intensely flavored; not particularly complex but offers compelling inner-mouth perfume all the same. Finishes very long and bright with lovely penetration and horizontal tannins. This wine had the misfortune of following the Lafite and Latour flights in the tasting; while it lacks the class of the first growths it boasts sneaky intensity. Drink now through 2015. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


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Source: SoDivin
05/06/2009

5ème Cru Classé


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/16/2011

Our wine of the year in 1988 and still well worth it. The first bottle was slightly cheesy but the second one was superb, showing outstanding ripe berry, cherry and currant flavors and layers of silky fine tannins. Sexy and exciting. Drink now or hol... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1985 Lynch Bages 750ml


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Source: SoDivin
07/10/2009

5me Cru ClassŽ



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