Château Lynch-Bages Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac 2000

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Lynch-Bages has turned out an outstanding 1996 that is less forward than the 1990 or 1995, and build along the lines of the tannic, blockbuster 198... Read more

In the flight of young wines, with all the vintages of the nineties represented, this wine stood out for its absolute purity of crème de cassis, ri... Read more

Though it does not possess the weight, mass, or volume of the 1996, the 1995 is still a beautiful wine with a more evolved personality, lower acidi... Read more

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External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Lynch-Bages has turned out an outstanding 1996 that is less forward than the 1990 or 1995, and build along the lines of the tannic, blockbuster 1989. It offers an opaque purple color, and outstanding aromatics consisting of dried herbs, tobacco, cassis and smoky oak. Full-bodied and classic in its proportions, this dense, chewy, pure Lynch-Bages will have considerable longevity. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

In the flight of young wines, with all the vintages of the nineties represented, this wine stood out for its absolute purity of crème de cassis, ripe fruit, medium to full body, high tannin, wonderful sweetness, massive richness on the mid-palate, and abundant power, density and ripeness. It is clearly the finest Lynch Bages since the 1989 and 1990. anticipated maturity: 2004-2025.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Though it does not possess the weight, mass, or volume of the 1996, the 1995 is still a beautiful wine with a more evolved personality, lower acidity, but nowhere near the concentration of its younger sibling. The wine exhibits abundant quantities of earthy, smoke and tobacco-tinged, black currant fruit, rich, concentrated, medium to full-bodied flavors and moderate tannin in the long finish. It is successful, but nowhere near full maturity. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2020.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Very good red-ruby color. Floral, nutty aromas of black cherry and iodine; as with the '96, one can smell the char of the barrels. Sweet and smooth on entry, then a bit tougher and less obviously ripe than the silkier, more voluminous '96 with a slight green streak and an impression of strong acidity. The tannins here are a bit more spiky. finish with a note of pepper. In a typical, drier Pauillac style, a bit like the '88.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

On the three occasions I tasted the 1995 out of the bottle it came across in an elegant, restrained, 1985/1953 Lynch-Bages style. While attractive and soft, with obvious tannin in the background, the 1995 is not made in the blockbuster style of the 1996, 1990, 1989 or 1986. Deep ruby-colored, with an evolved nose of sweet, smoky, earthy, black currant fruit, this fleshy, round, seductive, fat and fruity Lynch-Bages should drink well young, yet age for two decades. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2015.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Sure, the critics loved it - so will you. It has everything they've said and then some. Lynch-Bages manages to intensify the richness found in most good Pauillacs. Meaty, opulent, rich, ripe and fleshy... you get the idea. This massive fruit concentration is balanced by huge smoky oak and powerful tannins. Try not to drink it before next month.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Deep, dark ruby with intense aromas of mint, berries and currants. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a delicious ripe fruit and lead pencil aftertaste. Very fine indeed. Typically outstanding for Lynch-Bages.


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2000 vintage red Wine by Chateau Lynch Bages from Bordeaux, France

2000 vintage red Wine by Chateau Lynch Bages from Bordeaux, France

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