Sweets and Savories, Chicago IL
Tasted Monday, December 8, 2008 by KeithAkers with 687 views
claudio had hatched an idea of putting together all of the modern lynch 91+ RP wines in a vertical a few months back. We were finally able to do it with the generous help of Ken and Jamie. All the wines were culled together and we all split cost evenly.
Ken provided the 01 and I brought the 06. Both were very nice, with the 06 being the better wine and having a lot of upside
Claudio had originally sourced the 70-05(jamie sold the 70 at a fantastic price) and through a very kind act of generosity, Jamie provided the 61 gratis
jordan, claudio, ward, dave, dave's friend, and I were still working our way through the remnants of the Lynchs and Ward decided to pull this puppy out(with a slight bit of encouragement from both jordan and I)
A memorable night. We got a great feel for what lynch brings and the quality of the wines was top notch(outside of the off bottle). It was perfectly put together, and the generosity of jamie bringing the 61 as a holiday gift for the tasting was above and beyond the call of duty and hats off to him for it.
What I personally loved is that all of the wines reflected the range in vintages greatly and really showed off the terroir of lynch. A lowly 5th growth this is not as it perfomed well above what it was classified as back in 1855. This tasting certainly proved that fact and it left an indelible mark on me