Château Lynch-Bages

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.33258 ratings
9.3856 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.5

Wednesday Wine Committee from this past week. A fantastic hosting by @joe leatherwood . 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds, 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind as usual.

En mag. Another wine that I had in the last year, and I also found it tasting different than my last experience. This bottle seemed to have more in reserve and was a bit more coy. Lots of cassis, currant, graphite, bayleaf and scorched black cherries on the nose. Very compact on the palate...dates, mocha, more black cherries and some purple fruit too. May be gearing up for a big display in the coming year or two. I called this right bank Bordeaux.

Wednesday Wine Committee from this past week. A fantastic hosting by @joe leatherwood . 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds, 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind as usual.

En mag. Another wine that I had in the last year, and I also found it tasting different than my last experience. This bottle seemed to have more in reserve and was a bit more coy. Lots of cassis, currant, graphite, bayleaf and scorched black cherries on the nose. Very compact on the palate...dates, mocha, more black cherries and some purple fruit too. May be gearing up for a big display in the coming year or two. I called this right bank Bordeaux.

Mar 15th, 2020
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.1

2001 BDX is incredibly underrated

2001 BDX is incredibly underrated

Feb 13th, 2020
Mike Saviage

Dark red tawny. Not as deep in color as the 90 LB next to it. Earthy and herbal nose. Notes of tobacco leaf, red and black fruit, gravel stone. Becomes more vegetal with more air. Not as good of a showing as other experiences with this wine.

Dark red tawny. Not as deep in color as the 90 LB next to it. Earthy and herbal nose. Notes of tobacco leaf, red and black fruit, gravel stone. Becomes more vegetal with more air. Not as good of a showing as other experiences with this wine.

Feb 8th, 2020
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9.6

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)

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)

Dec 5th, 2019
Nick Apone

1982 Vintage

1982 Vintage

Nov 29th, 2019
Andrew Lohse

Full-bodied and dense / intense fruit with grippy, ripe tannins

Full-bodied and dense / intense fruit with grippy, ripe tannins

Oct 29th, 2019
Shay A
9.7

This is an example of a wine that surpasses all expectations and is an absolute knockout in every way. I acquired this a few years back in anticipation of my wife’s 30th, and what an experience we were treated to when finally opening it to celebrate her!

The cork on this wine was so impeccable it had me wondering if this was fake. Hardly any seepage, and pristine at the top. Great lower neck fill. I expected this to have funk to blow off, but it didn’t need it, that’s how youthful it was! In the glass, it was dark in color with a slightly fading ruby rim. Explosive aromatics with ripe black cherries, bay leaf, new leather, herbal spices and black currant. Mind blowing profile and structure on the palate...graphite, blackberries, smoked plum, sweet cherry tobacco, and cedar shavings evolve and show layers upon layers of complexity. Seamless and clean, but...I can’t believe I’m saying this...probably still has another 10-15yrs of enjoyment. Aging marvelously and glacially!

This is an example of a wine that surpasses all expectations and is an absolute knockout in every way. I acquired this a few years back in anticipation of my wife’s 30th, and what an experience we were treated to when finally opening it to celebrate her!

The cork on this wine was so impeccable it had me wondering if this was fake. Hardly any seepage, and pristine at the top. Great lower neck fill. I expected this to have funk to blow off, but it didn’t need it, that’s how youthful it was! In the glass, it was dark in color with a slightly fading ruby rim. Explosive aromatics with ripe black cherries, bay leaf, new leather, herbal spices and black currant. Mind blowing profile and structure on the palate...graphite, blackberries, smoked plum, sweet cherry tobacco, and cedar shavings evolve and show layers upon layers of complexity. Seamless and clean, but...I can’t believe I’m saying this...probably still has another 10-15yrs of enjoyment. Aging marvelously and glacially!

Oct 24th, 2019
Diana Eng

75% cab, Merlot, cab franc and petit Verdot. 16-18 months in new oak. 80% new oak. 2005 vintage. Very approachable now but many years ahead. Concentrated cherry, some eucalyptus. Chocolate, coffee, integrated tannin.

75% cab, Merlot, cab franc and petit Verdot. 16-18 months in new oak. 80% new oak. 2005 vintage. Very approachable now but many years ahead. Concentrated cherry, some eucalyptus. Chocolate, coffee, integrated tannin.

Oct 19th, 2019
Lee Pitofsky

Beauty

Beauty

Aug 30th, 2019
Greg Gregory

Always great!

Always great!

Aug 9th, 2019