2000 vintage. Tasted fairly recently and this is consistent with previous review. A little brickish and a bit surprised (again) this wine wasn’t “bigger.” Drinking harmoniously but without any glorious attributes other than that. Leanest Lynch-Bages I’ve had since their comparable 1985 vintage/effort. Wanted more but it is what it is. Still pretty nice. — 21 hours ago
A light Bordeaux with decent flavor once it opens up — 2 months ago
Drank on 5/23/21
Bought from WineText, shared with Chris Lynch, Wes, Elizabeth and Riley at Wes and Elizabeth‘s.
There’s a spectrum of colored fruit to this well-balanced Cotes de Rousillon that I decanted for 15 minutes before drinking. The decanting did the wine some good, allowing the fruits to shine through the gaminess/leather on initial sniff. Ripe blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, currant, and graphite notes along with slight eucalyptus, licorice and black pepper notes.
The wine isn’t very elegant but has a strong “delicious” factor. Strong acidity, firm tannins, and medium-plus body went well with Riley’s NY strip steak topped with gorgonzola—served with corn and rice. A crowd pleaser. 95 points RP? Meh. — a month ago
Classic paulliac with notes of cedar, leather, mint, vanilla, blackberries, asparagus. Primary notes are receding but overall an awesome balanced wine clearly showing it’s maturity. — 8 days ago
Dry, nice acidity, Cabernet with tobacco and leather undertones. Smooth and bold — 20 days ago
Fantastic! I completely agree with the label. This wine gives you liveliness and curiosity. Hazy in appearance. I get peaches, grass after a rain, honeysuckle, a bit of pear, lemons. I could smell for days. Palate is wonderful and would 100% guess this is Alsace (particularly Kermit Lynch wines). The Chardonnay gives it this wonderful roundness on the palate though it could be auxerrois too which I’m not familiar with. Highly worth seeking out. — an hour ago
Needs a good decant. Softly opens with brooding dark red and black fruit, black olive, pepper corns, cedar, baking spice... anise and black cardamom. Gripping tannins and medium acidity. This is a tightly wound deep Grenache. So much structure and finesse, probably very age worthy considering it just gets better with more oxygenation. Definitely can stand up to big game or a good old fashion steak. Kermit never seems to disappoint.. bravo — a month ago
Gorgeous black cherry, floral notes, incense, and tobacco earthiness. — 23 days ago
Classic in our house — a month ago