I liked this Bordeaux much more when I drank it second time. A bit spicy - with a peppery feel - in the beginning and the more air it changed character to a lovely round, full-bodied red. — 13 days ago
This was phenomenal. It’s incredible how youthful and powerful a 29-year old wine can be. Wonderful spicy nose, not a hint of age, beautiful color, great complexity, acidity, and length. This was a real pleasure and very memorable experience. — 14 days ago
Just a basic pop and pour kind of evening...
Maybe not. Thanks to @Kuan Lim for sharing this 1971 (birth year wine) and a 1996. These age so gracefully and they were both spectacular in their own ways. I am going to give them both collectively a 96. Not often you get to taste such great wines together. Awesome! — a day ago
It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a nice surprise from Margaux, Bordeaux.
Dark brown in color with a wide brick rim.
Great complexity on the nose with blueberries, black currants, potpourri, raspberries, earth, wood, spices, peppercorn, green vegetables, vinaigrette, black tea, mashrooms, forest floor, smoke, tobacco leaf, spices and graphite.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with blueberries, dried fruits, wood, cloves, forest floor, tobacco leaf, spices, black pepper, earth, black tea, vinaigrette, mushrooms, wet leaves, herbs and graphite.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.
What a great experience this is. This 36 Year old, Cabernet based Bordeaux, is drinking very nicely now. Showing great complexity on both the nose and palate, with a soft mouthfeel. Resembles a 40 year old Barolo.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up. Took 90 minutes to peak.
Not from a great vintage, but it is still holding great.
I paired it with good friends, and a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
I can't say what the alcohol level is, but it feels like 12.5%
91 points. — 7 days ago
Very good, a bit of spicy pepper — 15 days ago
The 1990 Lynch-Bages remains the towering Pauillac it has always been, even if Jean-Michel Cazes personally prefers the 1989. It has a riveting, graphite-infused bouquet that is brilliantly defined, very focused and sharp as a razor-blade. Poured directly against the 1990 Lafite-Rothschild, this Fifth Growth beats it hands down. The palate is very well structured; this is an aristocratic Lynch-Bages with impressive grip after 28 years. There is a symmetry underpinning this wine, a sense of energy undiminished by the passing years, that makes this 1990 Lynch-Bages so compelling. Just awesome. Tasted during the Christmas Dinner at Noble Rot restaurant. (Neal Martin, Vinous, December 2019)
— 8 days ago