Château Lynch-Bages

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.383 ratings
9.330 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Nick Davis

Singular perfection. Hits straight to the brain stem.

Singular perfection. Hits straight to the brain stem.

Jun 4th, 2019
Philippe Dupuis

On tertiary notes; smells like a walk in the woods during fall. Not much fruit left on this bottle.

On tertiary notes; smells like a walk in the woods during fall. Not much fruit left on this bottle.

Feb 27th, 2019
Bill Bender

Classic lunch bags and just a stellar treat in a crowded sea of Napa cab. My fave 5th growth by a long shot but Pontet Canet and Grand Puy Lacoste aren't far behind. The Lynch seems to shine for me regardless of vintage.

Classic lunch bags and just a stellar treat in a crowded sea of Napa cab. My fave 5th growth by a long shot but Pontet Canet and Grand Puy Lacoste aren't far behind. The Lynch seems to shine for me regardless of vintage.

May 28th, 2017
David L

88' Please pour me a glass .

88' Please pour me a glass .

Apr 29th, 2017
Martin G Rivard

1988 Lynch was spectacular!!!

1988 Lynch was spectacular!!!

Jan 14th, 2017
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.6

In a great place. The 1988's are singing.

In a great place. The 1988's are singing.

Jan 11th, 2017
Ron R
9.5

The nose is pure barnyard. A cow just shit in my glass while I wasn't looking. I really needed a clothes peg to block the smell. But, once you penetrate that, the wine sings on the palette. Cherries, prunes, olives, tobacco and saddle leather dance together. Finishes sweet and sexy. Purchased from British Airways after decommissioning Concorde.

The nose is pure barnyard. A cow just shit in my glass while I wasn't looking. I really needed a clothes peg to block the smell. But, once you penetrate that, the wine sings on the palette. Cherries, prunes, olives, tobacco and saddle leather dance together. Finishes sweet and sexy. Purchased from British Airways after decommissioning Concorde.

Oct 16th, 2016
Susan Lin

Business Development Belmont Wine Exchange, WSET Diploma candidate

9.5

Powerful and laser focused, great acidity and freshness combined with mature complexity flavors of warm, cooked red and black fruits. Strong earthy and savory undertone - slightly damp. Showing well for the vintage!

Powerful and laser focused, great acidity and freshness combined with mature complexity flavors of warm, cooked red and black fruits. Strong earthy and savory undertone - slightly damp. Showing well for the vintage!

Apr 18th, 2016
Ron R
9.5

A small departure to explore the provenance of this wine...

As you can see from the image, this wine was purchased from British Airways after Concorde was decommissioned in 2003. I was in the right place at the right time when Concorde's cellar was liquidated - My then wine merchant secured 10 bottles. Now onto the tasting.

No visible signs of aging. The nose is redolent, but carries the typical French Bdx wine signature of dark fruits, graphite and licorice.

On the palette, the wine is pristine and so precise. It's deftly balanced with plums, cloves, tobacco and saddle leather. I decanted this and it continues to evolve to a lovely place.

28 years on, this wine is singing. A real pleasure and a privilege to taste it.

A small departure to explore the provenance of this wine...

As you can see from the image, this wine was purchased from British Airways after Concorde was decommissioned in 2003. I was in the right place at the right time when Concorde's cellar was liquidated - My then wine merchant secured 10 bottles. Now onto the tasting.

No visible signs of aging. The nose is redolent, but carries the typical French Bdx wine signature of dark fruits, graphite and licorice.

On the palette, the wine is pristine and so precise. It's deftly balanced with plums, cloves, tobacco and saddle leather. I decanted this and it continues to evolve to a lovely place.

28 years on, this wine is singing. A real pleasure and a privilege to taste it.

Jan 9th, 2016
Melissa M. Sutherland

Importer Winebow Wines

8.9

Thanks for raiding your father's cellar for us, @angela_maculan!

Thanks for raiding your father's cellar for us, @angela_maculan!

Mar 27th, 2015