Château Lynch-Bages

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.472 ratings
9.419 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
Rubychick

Never quite hit the heights we were expecting. Graphite pencil and big tannin that never really left were the dominant flavours over 3 days.

Never quite hit the heights we were expecting. Graphite pencil and big tannin that never really left were the dominant flavours over 3 days.

Apr 19th, 2019
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.5

The 09 with our 4th course, Cheese w/ Fruits & Nuts.

The 09 is so soft & easier to drink young but, I won’t open mine for another 10 years. Loads of dark cassis. Ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries & blue fruit hues. Leathery, dark chocolate, dry stones, crushed limestone, cedar, dark but lighter graphite, medium spice, clove, dry herbs, dark dry soil, dry stems, scorched earth and withering dark florals. The structure, tension, length are there screaming to be magnificent. The well balanced finish is very good now but all I can think about is it in another 15 years plus.

The 09 with our 4th course, Cheese w/ Fruits & Nuts.

The 09 is so soft & easier to drink young but, I won’t open mine for another 10 years. Loads of dark cassis. Ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries & blue fruit hues. Leathery, dark chocolate, dry stones, crushed limestone, cedar, dark but lighter graphite, medium spice, clove, dry herbs, dark dry soil, dry stems, scorched earth and withering dark florals. The structure, tension, length are there screaming to be magnificent. The well balanced finish is very good now but all I can think about is it in another 15 years plus.

Jun 11th, 2018
Greg Gregory

Best Lynch Bages since 89

Best Lynch Bages since 89

Jan 25th, 2018
Chris McClellan

Great fruit, red/black, well structured...easily age a long time..

Great fruit, red/black, well structured...easily age a long time..

1 person found it helpfulApr 6th, 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.

1 person found it helpfulJan 24th, 2019
Saul Gropman

Owner/Operator Cafe La Haye

9.7

Deep black cherry and saddle leather in perfect balance!

Deep black cherry and saddle leather in perfect balance!

Dec 3rd, 2016
Maxence Guilluy

Fresh, methol, red fruits, tannic

Fresh, methol, red fruits, tannic

Dec 25th, 2015
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.8

Probably the deepest and darkest fruit on the nose of a wine that I have ever had. Could get lost in this for hours.

Probably the deepest and darkest fruit on the nose of a wine that I have ever had. Could get lost in this for hours.

Dec 5th, 2015
Justin Bothur

Classic... As textbook Medoc as it gets. Cassis, menthol, pencil lead...it's all there.

Classic... As textbook Medoc as it gets. Cassis, menthol, pencil lead...it's all there.

Oct 29th, 2015
Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe

Red currant and plum with cedar, a bit of new leather, and crushed rocks. Concentrated fruit and minerality on the palate. Looking forward to revisiting in the years to come.

Red currant and plum with cedar, a bit of new leather, and crushed rocks. Concentrated fruit and minerality on the palate. Looking forward to revisiting in the years to come.

Sep 27th, 2014