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Berry Bros & Rudd review: This exceptional chateau continues to make a mockery of its 5th Growth status, and in 2003 ...Read more...
There's something I always really like about Lynch-Bages and I didn't taste this blind, so I automatically give it high points. This is really youn... Read more
Fantastic! I do think that it needs that year that WS anticipated. I have another bottle that I cant wait to try in a year! Read more
Much better than I remember. Complex aromas of currants, berries and mint. Full-bodied, very tannic, but velvety and caressing. Keeps improving. Be... Read more
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There's something I always really like about Lynch-Bages and I didn't taste this blind, so I automatically give it high points. This is really young and is not ready to drink. Quite austere right now. Some very dark fruit and leather on the nose. Black cherry on palate, but that's about it. Long, juicy finish with a touch of bitterness.
Fantastic! I do think that it needs that year that WS anticipated. I have another bottle that I cant wait to try in a year!
External Reviews for Château Lynch-Bages Red Bordeaux Blend Pauillac
Much better than I remember. Complex aromas of currants, berries and mint. Full-bodied, very tannic, but velvety and caressing. Keeps improving. Best after 2002.
Gorgeous. Medium- to full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and nuances of violet, berry, toasted oak and mineral. Long, caressing finish. Better in 1999.
In '95, the sheer power of Lynch-Bages is incredible. It's impacted with flavor, dark, dense, yet vibrant. The extract built into the wine suppresses so much of the flavor that it only begins to emerge long into the finish, crawling out from under the tannins like a creature from the deep. A monster, but one who's forgiving, exuberant and easy-going. A remarkable achievement from Jean-Michel Cazes and Daniel Llose, there is no other fifth growth like Lynch-Bages - not a fourth, nor a third. It may not be as classy as some of the seconds, but it holds much interest.
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.
The dark berry color is as firmly stated as the black currant scent. this has all the polish you'd expect from Lynch-Bages, but needs time to develop the completion and harmony the wine had out of barrel at the château. For now, it's bright , sophisticated and long on currant fruitiness. A gentle, elegant claret, this should age well.
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.
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.
Berry Bros & Rudd review: This exceptional chateau continues to make a mockery of its 5th Growth status,<br/>and in 2003 has re-emphasised just how good the Left Bank wines are. Huge wafts<br/>of muscular, minty, cassis-laden Cabernet Sauvignon on the nose introduce a<br/>powerful structured palate with savoury hints of liquorice. This is<br/>unquestionably Lynch-Bages, and a great one at that. Displaying even more<br/>elegance than other recent vintages, this Cabernet-dominated wine (83%) will<br/>gain even more weight in barrel and looks likely to prove absolutely stunning<br/>with a bit of patience. Drink 2012-2030.
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