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This is a young, deeply layered wine that is just now beginning to show rich fruit through still pronounced tannins. The initial nose was viney, green & tannic. After an hour open, the luscious fruit started to emerge with a touch of cedar and earthy notes. This is a big wine. I will try again in 5 years. — 12 days ago
Classic Chianti from Laura Bianchi... smokey with ripe fruit forward. A balanced, forward Wine. Drink it now as it is at its peak.
Enjoyed with grilled lamb, root vegetables (including fennel), & tomatoes and mozzarella — a month ago
Not as big as the ‘90 but a beautiful wine. The nose was very earthy when uncorked. Open after 40 minutes of decanting, cedar & spice emerged with cherry. This is a balanced, full wine that still has plenty of life. I am happy to have several more bottles! — 5 months ago
This wine has matured beautifully. It is now at its peak with deep rich and soft fruit forward cherry and soft tannins.
Enjoyed with porcini risotto. Ready to drink now. — 16 days ago
Deep red, inky Cab with ripe cherry, mint, cedar, glycerine notes. Rich tannins that soften after 20 minutes in the decanter bringing the rich fruit forward. Full on the palate, yet soft and long finish. This gem is ready to drink ... but maybe is evolves to a bit more softness in a year? I am saving one to find out! — 24 days ago
This has plum on the palate, ripe fruit, & currants. Soft finish. Plenty of tannin up front when first opened, dissipated after 20 minutes. Ready to drink. — 5 months ago
Floral nose, Earthy dark cherry laden on the palate. Tannins still forward, but recede after 20 minutes in the decanter.
This is a great house wine... affordable and accessible early in its life! — 17 days ago
Blackberry, cherry on the palate...and a beautiful nose. This wine is at its peak and fills the mouth with fruit. Soft Tannins still apparent. Ready to drink now & enjoy! — a month ago
The 1996 is a solid, classic Lynch-Bages. Spicy, cherry, minerals.. solid tannins. It is peaking softly. Really enjoyed this bottle with tenderloin of beef — 2 months ago
2007. Wow! Violets, berries, light spice. Ready to drink. — 7 months ago