Château Lynch-Bages

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend

9.3115 ratings
9.331 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
Mike Saviage

Reddish tawny. Barely translucent. Notes of red fruit, cedar, smoke and wet earth. Nicely developed. Good not great.

Reddish tawny. Barely translucent. Notes of red fruit, cedar, smoke and wet earth. Nicely developed. Good not great.

Apr 26th, 2018
Ed Lehrman

Complete integration and still has lovely fruit. Like meeting an old college friend after many decades and not missing a beat.

Complete integration and still has lovely fruit. Like meeting an old college friend after many decades and not missing a beat.

Apr 8th, 2018
Bill Bender

Catching up. Subtle and solid but nothing really stands out. Some mushroom and herbaceous qualities, dark red fruit, pencil lead and cedar. I’ve had much better from Lynch Bages.

Catching up. Subtle and solid but nothing really stands out. Some mushroom and herbaceous qualities, dark red fruit, pencil lead and cedar. I’ve had much better from Lynch Bages.

Jan 7th, 2018
Paul Woolls

96. So well constructed. Finesse.

96. So well constructed. Finesse.

1 person found it helpfulOct 25th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.6

On the nose, sweet & sour fruits with a touch of barnyard and fresh red flowers.

The body is medium to full. The fruits are gloriously ripe & slightly candied liqueured. Blackberries, dark plum, dark cherries, strawberries & strawberries. Touch of pyrazines. Ground powdery limestone, leather, soft graphite, dry herbs, dry stems, used leather, cedar, fresh tobacco, cigar ash, cherry cola, black turned earth with bright red florals. Great acidity and a well balanced finish that lasts minutes. It’s in a great spot and will continue to improve for another 8-10 years.

On the nose, sweet & sour fruits with a touch of barnyard and fresh red flowers.

The body is medium to full. The fruits are gloriously ripe & slightly candied liqueured. Blackberries, dark plum, dark cherries, strawberries & strawberries. Touch of pyrazines. Ground powdery limestone, leather, soft graphite, dry herbs, dry stems, used leather, cedar, fresh tobacco, cigar ash, cherry cola, black turned earth with bright red florals. Great acidity and a well balanced finish that lasts minutes. It’s in a great spot and will continue to improve for another 8-10 years.

1 person found it helpfulJun 11th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

Sorry...California wins again in our blind tasting 96 BVT vs. 96 Lynch Bages. 🎉🍾😳

Sorry...California wins again in our blind tasting 96 BVT vs. 96 Lynch Bages. 🎉🍾😳

Aug 13th, 2016
Craig Haserot

Founder and Proprietor Sojourn Cellars

9.2

Pretty nice, in a good spot. Solid cigar box.

Pretty nice, in a good spot. Solid cigar box.

Jun 17th, 2016
Alison Prager

1996

Jun 2nd, 2016
Alexandre Calvi

Sweet pipe tobacco, black currant, green peppers, violets, medium body, well balanced ruby core with a red brick rim, at his peak now!

Sweet pipe tobacco, black currant, green peppers, violets, medium body, well balanced ruby core with a red brick rim, at his peak now!

Nov 9th, 2015
Caroline Conner

Still infanticide. Intense!

Still infanticide. Intense!

Feb 14th, 2015