Château Lynch-Bages

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.4165 ratings
9.365 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
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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
Greg Gregory

Always great!

Always great!

Aug 9th, 2019
Greg Koslosky

A little underwhelming did not have the depth and richness of the 1989.

A little underwhelming did not have the depth and richness of the 1989.

Jan 4th, 2019
Shay A
9.6

Part 1 of the final and main event for the Fall WNH. The most spectacular lineup of wines I’ve ever seen, and an overall wonderful ending to an amazing trip with fantastic people.

Greatest LB vintage yet? Sweet and crunchy cranberry, dark cocoa dusted bay leaf, saddle leather, tar/old pipe tobacco. A distinct smoked herbal note towards the back of the palate and in to the finish. 28yrs young and full of life! What a bottle,
@Shawn R .

Part 1 of the final and main event for the Fall WNH. The most spectacular lineup of wines I’ve ever seen, and an overall wonderful ending to an amazing trip with fantastic people.

Greatest LB vintage yet? Sweet and crunchy cranberry, dark cocoa dusted bay leaf, saddle leather, tar/old pipe tobacco. A distinct smoked herbal note towards the back of the palate and in to the finish. 28yrs young and full of life! What a bottle,
@Shawn R .

Nov 13th, 2018
Mike Saviage

Dark red tawny. Floral nose. Notes of flowers, red roses, earth, Cuban cigar. Young and rich in the mouth. Still has some pucker. Luscious. Compared to the 85 LB next to it this is the better wine tonight.

Dark red tawny. Floral nose. Notes of flowers, red roses, earth, Cuban cigar. Young and rich in the mouth. Still has some pucker. Luscious. Compared to the 85 LB next to it this is the better wine tonight.

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