Lynch Bages vertical

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Tasted Wednesday, March 31, 2010 by MRichman with 497 views

Flight 1 (1 Note)

Flight 2 (1 Note)

  • 1970 Château Lynch-Bages

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac

    Warm and round. Soft with a good dollop of fruit, a sweet core, and a bit of citruc acid and cedar. Not dead yet, this bottle wasn't in the best shape but still drinking ok. I'd think about drinking these up, however.
    B/B-

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Flight 3 (2 Notes)

  • 1985 Château Lynch-Bages

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac

    Soft, lush, round, full bodied with cedar and a sweet core. Feels a bit flat. A pretty wine that got better as the evening went on. I've had this 4 times in the past few years. One bottle was spectacular and the other two, like this bottle, show that this wine is starting to decline. Still a very very nice wine.
    B/B+

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  • 1986 Château Lynch-Bages

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac

    Lots of cedar/oak, tobacco, herbal notes. Hard rocky tannins, long acidic tannic finish. Still needs time. Not as much fruit pleasure as any of the other vintages. I wonder if/when this will ever come around.
    B

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Flight 4 (2 Notes)

  • 1989 Château Lynch-Bages

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac

    Strong. Great sweet fruit with a nice firm structure. Long sweet sappy finish. Tobacco and a touch of acid. Really lovely, striking a great line between soft & structured. My #2 of the night, marvelous stuff.
    A-

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  • 1990 Château Lynch-Bages

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac

    Sweet, lush, beautiful. Soft, silky, fleshy fruit, good herbal and tobacco notes. Nice long glycerine finish. A wonderful wine, but edged out by the 1989 with its firmer structure. My #3 of the night.
    A--

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Flight 5 (2 Notes)

  • 1982 Château Lynch-Bages

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac

    Smooth, full flavored, juicy, silky. Expansive with a very long finish. Drinking beautifully. Very complete, well put together with no hard edges or anything out of balance. My WOTN.
    A

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  • 1983 Château Lynch-Bages

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac

    Sweet core with herbal/cedar, floral and tobacco notes. Broad, complex and well integrated. Very nice.
    A--

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Flight 6 (2 Notes)

  • 1996 Château Lynch-Bages

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac

    Strong sweet fruit with high toned acidic tannins. Long finish. Muscular with a sweeter fruit than older vintages, but with good structure. I believe this will round out well, but still needs time.
    B+

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  • 2000 Château Lynch-Bages

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac

    Blueberry nose. Sweet baking spice with acidic woody structure. The fruit aspect seems to represent a style change, as is the case with nearly every Bordeaux chateau at the end of the century. This wine is in an awkward place and needs a long time before it's ready to drink. Hold at least 5 years.

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Flight 7 (1 Note)

  • 1989 Château Suduiraut

    France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes

    Burnt caramel & tropical fruit. Expansive. Full flavored, strong and big sweet fruit and some aged notes. Drinking a bit young but very enjoyable.
    B+/A-

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Closing

WOTN votes:
1989 (15)
1982 (10)
1990 (8)
1985 (4)
1983 (3)
1986 (2)
1996 (1)

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