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"An utterly profound Lynch Bages, this wine continues to remind me of a hypothetical blend of the 1990 and 1989... It...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
Considering the reputation of Lynch-Bages as a rich, polished wine, it is not surprising that, in 2003, the team of Jean-Michel Cazes and Daniel Lh... Read more
Good red-ruby. Full-blown aromas of currant, black cherry, roasted meat, lead pencil and leather. Fat, rich and compellingly sweet, with suggestion... Read more
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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.
Considering the reputation of Lynch-Bages as a rich, polished wine, it is not surprising that, in 2003, the team of Jean-Michel Cazes and Daniel Lhose produced a superlatively ripe, opulent wine, one that could almost have come from Napa. But not quite: The fruit is compact and dense, with layers of acidity that speak more of Bordeaux than California.
Good red-ruby. Full-blown aromas of currant, black cherry, roasted meat, lead pencil and leather. Fat, rich and compellingly sweet, with suggestions of tobacco and meat. Finishes with very fine tannins that coat the teeth. Seems quite accessible already, but certainly has enough freshness to evolve in bottle over the next decade or more.
Good full red-ruby. Rich, mellow aromas of currant, plum, mocha and oak. Dense, seamless and deep, with burnished plum and tobacco flavors enlivened by very good vinosity. Lush, suave wine, finishing with sneaky length.
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.
A marvelous bottle of Lynch - better than the 1990 and just a notch below the 1989 in quality. Wondrous aromas of mint, berry and black currant follow through to the palate. Full-bodied, with supervelvety tannins and a long, long finish. Beautiful. Best after 2003.
Very dark ruby color, still almost black. Superripe fruit aromas, with currants, prunes and spices. Full-bodied, with layers of fruit and velvety tannins. It goes on and on. Very polished Lynch-Bages. Best after 2005.
"An utterly profound Lynch Bages, this wine continues to remind me of a hypothetical blend of the 1990 and 1989... It exhibits a dense purple colour, loads of glycerin and extract, big mucular sweet crÃ©me de cassis notes, with hints of new saddle leather, earth and tobacco leaf. The 2000 is forceful yet plush, with a thick, juicy, succulent mid-palate, ripe tannin and a long, layered finish. I know it will will be temnpting to pull corks on this wine in its youth, but it really will not hit its stride for 7-10 years and will last for about 25. Anticipated Maturity: 2008-2025". 95+/100 pts (Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - April 2003)
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