Château Lynch-Bages

Grand Cru Classé Pauillac Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.2148 ratings
9.236 pro ratings
Pauillac, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
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9.1

The 1995 Lynch-Bages has a well-defined bouquet with intense blackberry, undergrowth and tobacco scents. Bold and lifted, this is a nose that wants to make an impression. The palate has more concentration and tannic backbone than others in this era. Dark berry fruit mixes with cola and black pepper, and tobacco comes through toward the finish with an austere, grippy finish. This would benefit from decanting for a couple of hours and is a bit of a bruiser, though not without charm. Tasted blind at the Lynch Bages vertical at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, July 2023)

The 1995 Lynch-Bages has a well-defined bouquet with intense blackberry, undergrowth and tobacco scents. Bold and lifted, this is a nose that wants to make an impression. The palate has more concentration and tannic backbone than others in this era. Dark berry fruit mixes with cola and black pepper, and tobacco comes through toward the finish with an austere, grippy finish. This would benefit from decanting for a couple of hours and is a bit of a bruiser, though not without charm. Tasted blind at the Lynch Bages vertical at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, July 2023)

Jul 20th, 2023
Eric Grasser

Exquisite and impressive. Firm color loaded with kirsch, red and dark currant flavors and the presence of horse sweat, horse blanket and leather. Even a red rose aroma. Tannin is light and impressively balanced. Holds its presence two hours plus decanted. With soft tannins that eventually fell into the glass. I predict this wine would hold well 15-20 years

Exquisite and impressive. Firm color loaded with kirsch, red and dark currant flavors and the presence of horse sweat, horse blanket and leather. Even a red rose aroma. Tannin is light and impressively balanced. Holds its presence two hours plus decanted. With soft tannins that eventually fell into the glass. I predict this wine would hold well 15-20 years

May 16th, 2020
Geoffrey Luce

1995

1 person found it helpfulMay 17th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Sweet black & red currants, black cherry cola, strawberry licorice, steeped black tea, a whiff of soft spice, candied black earth and an amazing long round elegant finish that lingers a long time on your palate. It's in a very good place.

Sweet black & red currants, black cherry cola, strawberry licorice, steeped black tea, a whiff of soft spice, candied black earth and an amazing long round elegant finish that lingers a long time on your palate. It's in a very good place.

1 person found it helpfulApr 7th, 2016
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Awww. A revisit to my first bottle of Bordeaux. I remember finding it more interesting in 2000.

Awww. A revisit to my first bottle of Bordeaux. I remember finding it more interesting in 2000.

Mar 18th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, aged for 15 months in French oak (70% new). Deep red with, brown edges, ripe fruit flavors and earthy spice. Tasting very well and showing its age, has plum flavors a touch of sweet spice with soft tannins. Well balanced, lingering with heavy earthy tones on the ending.

A blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, aged for 15 months in French oak (70% new). Deep red with, brown edges, ripe fruit flavors and earthy spice. Tasting very well and showing its age, has plum flavors a touch of sweet spice with soft tannins. Well balanced, lingering with heavy earthy tones on the ending.

Dec 30th, 2016
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.7

Thin and angular without complexity

Thin and angular without complexity

Apr 5th, 2016
Kat Thomas

Sommelier Rose.Rabbit.Lie

8.6

Fruit still had lush moments upon decanting for the guest and the tannins were surprisingly smoothed out; turned a bit uneventful after the 3rd pour.

Fruit still had lush moments upon decanting for the guest and the tannins were surprisingly smoothed out; turned a bit uneventful after the 3rd pour.

Mar 6th, 2016
Paul Mason

Fun to try and still drinkable but this bottle was well past its prime.

Fun to try and still drinkable but this bottle was well past its prime.

Dec 30th, 2015
Andrew Humaydan

Beautiful mellow notes of dark berries. One of the best wines I've ever tasted. Paired with flank steak and roasted summer vegetables.

Beautiful mellow notes of dark berries. One of the best wines I've ever tasted. Paired with flank steak and roasted summer vegetables.

Sep 20th, 2015