Château Lynch-Bages

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.33060 ratings
9.2798 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.4

Another Wednesday Wine Committee for the books, this one in honor of a former WWC member, with the wines donates from his cellar by his family. A wonderful tribute. Wines tasted blind as usual.

Hello gorgeous! Hard not to call this Bordeaux from a reputable producer. I called it early ‘80s. Tart cherry, a streak of green/vegetal notes down the middle but it wasn’t detracting at all. Herbs and underripe black fruit finish. This powered through 2hours in the glass easily. Beautiful.

Another Wednesday Wine Committee for the books, this one in honor of a former WWC member, with the wines donates from his cellar by his family. A wonderful tribute. Wines tasted blind as usual.

Hello gorgeous! Hard not to call this Bordeaux from a reputable producer. I called it early ‘80s. Tart cherry, a streak of green/vegetal notes down the middle but it wasn’t detracting at all. Herbs and underripe black fruit finish. This powered through 2hours in the glass easily. Beautiful.

Jan 30th, 2019
Henrik Poulsen

Pop n’ pour.
Still showing very young there’s great potential here.
94+ for me at this point.

Pop n’ pour.
Still showing very young there’s great potential here.
94+ for me at this point.

Jan 26th, 2019
Ken Z
9.7

Drank 1/18/19 at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux event in Miami.  All wines from the 2016 Vintage.

Tasting pour, no formal notes taken.  Most of these wines are very tight, and will require 5-15 years to really come together.  Many will likely improve a few points with time.

My runner up for left bank WOTN. All of the Pauillac wines tasted were fantastic, but this was a bit above most. Waves of dark fruit, lots of complexity, and fantastic length. Firm structure, but still beautiful at this stage.

Drank 1/18/19 at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux event in Miami.  All wines from the 2016 Vintage.

Tasting pour, no formal notes taken.  Most of these wines are very tight, and will require 5-15 years to really come together.  Many will likely improve a few points with time.

My runner up for left bank WOTN. All of the Pauillac wines tasted were fantastic, but this was a bit above most. Waves of dark fruit, lots of complexity, and fantastic length. Firm structure, but still beautiful at this stage.

Jan 26th, 2019
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Ripe. Ready to drink now.

Ripe. Ready to drink now.

Jan 26th, 2019
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Fell short compared to 98 and 05. Little bit underripe.

Fell short compared to 98 and 05. Little bit underripe.

Jan 26th, 2019
Weijie Shi (Jay)

05 was amazing. Still had decades of life ahead.

05 was amazing. Still had decades of life ahead.

Jan 26th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.6

Simply one of the top three young vintages of Lynch Bages I’ve had. Gorgeous med to dark red fruit, violets, beautiful soft earth, excellent acidy and stunning finish. Must buy and buy a lot.

Simply one of the top three young vintages of Lynch Bages I’ve had. Gorgeous med to dark red fruit, violets, beautiful soft earth, excellent acidy and stunning finish. Must buy and buy a lot.

Jan 26th, 2019
Greg Gregory

Love this wine. Needs about 60 mins decant time but wow does it deliver. Cashmere sweater wrapped around loads of fruit. Structure to last decades but go ahead, try a bottle now.

Love this wine. Needs about 60 mins decant time but wow does it deliver. Cashmere sweater wrapped around loads of fruit. Structure to last decades but go ahead, try a bottle now.

Jan 24th, 2019
Mike Saviage

Dark reddish color. Opaque. Aromatic nose but not flashy. Notes of black fruit, earth, gravel, cassis, some cedar box and some iron. Smooth and supple in the mouth. Tannins fully resolved. Got better with air. Not as big or impactful as some other bottles of this I’ve had, but really nice. A share with the chef brought out some shaved white truffles for one of our dishes. It’s good to be the king.

Dark reddish color. Opaque. Aromatic nose but not flashy. Notes of black fruit, earth, gravel, cassis, some cedar box and some iron. Smooth and supple in the mouth. Tannins fully resolved. Got better with air. Not as big or impactful as some other bottles of this I’ve had, but really nice. A share with the chef brought out some shaved white truffles for one of our dishes. It’s good to be the king.

Jan 19th, 2019
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

8.8

Had two bottles. First one corked. Second lacked edges of a great year but a pleasant, cigar box glass nevertheless. Thank you Henry. #birthyearwine #wontmakeittilyoure21

Had two bottles. First one corked. Second lacked edges of a great year but a pleasant, cigar box glass nevertheless. Thank you Henry. #birthyearwine #wontmakeittilyoure21

Jan 13th, 2019