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2000 vintage red Wine by Chateau Lynch Bages from Bordeaux, FranceRead more...
There were two bottles of this wine tasted, one of my own and one from another person’s cellar. Although both were outstanding, one was much more e... Read more
[Barrel tasting] Incredible aromas of violets and currants. Full-bodied and very tannic, but loads of ripe fruit and a superlong finish. What can I... Read more
A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2000 Croizet Bages 750ml Read more
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There were two bottles of this wine tasted, one of my own and one from another person’s cellar. Although both were outstanding, one was much more evolved and displayed a slight dirtiness, but it was still impressive. The other displayed beautiful creme de cassis, and cedar in a surprisingly full-bodied and evolved style that could be drunk now. I originally predicted 2008–2025 for the window of full maturity, and that looks accurate, as this wine, which exhibits a little amber and loads of glycerin, is probably the biggest, richest Lynch Bages produced after the 1995 and before the 2005. Succulent, with lots of juicy black fruit and silky tannin, this is a beauty that can be drunk now or cellared for another 15–20 years.
[Barrel tasting] Incredible aromas of violets and currants. Full-bodied and very tannic, but loads of ripe fruit and a superlong finish. What can I say? This is amazing. If you love Lynch, buy this.
A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2000 Croizet Bages 750ml
A dense wine, with plum and tobacco character. Full body, chewy tannins and a mouthpuckering finish. Slightly rustic, but solid. Best after 2010.
Gorgeous aromas of plum. blackberries and licorice, with hints of mineral. Full-bodied, with full, silky tannins and a long, long finish. Big and solid. Fantastic. If you love Lynch, you won’t be disappointed. Best after 2010.
Lynch-Bages has always had an old-style Bordeaux charm. Even now, dressed as it is in the trappings of a super-second, the wine shows its more humble graces. The surface is sleek, the texture soft as velvet, the fruit fleshy and giving an earthy spice. A hint of red fruit syrup shows the ripeness of the vintage. Ten years out, the wine will be as much at home on a table at Cordeillon-Bages as on a picnic in the Hebrides.
It’s French, it’s expensive, it’s not ready to drink, it’s in short supply, like so many of Bordeaux’s 2000s, it is the best wine to come from this estate in a decade, and chances are, by the time the current aversion to “buying French” wanes, wines like this will be gone. I’m not sure how I’m going to be feeling about the French in 15 years, but I have a pretty good idea of what I’ll think of this wine.
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