Sweet and Savories
Tasted Monday, December 8, 2008 by jordanj with 507 views
Claudio put this wonderful tasting together. The wines showed very well and only one corked bottle in the lot. Lynch is classic Bordeaux and can vary from being a big beefy dark wine (70,88, 89, 90, 2000, 2005) to a bright elegant wine (61, 85, 95). Even in less than stellar vintages Lynch Bages was capable of being an overachiever (70, 85, 88). The Group debated the WOTN amongst the 1982, 1985, 1989 and for great reason. I thought they were all spectacular but would not discount the 2000. The 1961 was also a treat. I would drink up on 61 and 70. The 1982 may not improve much and is ready. I feel what it gains in complexity it will lose in structure.
The food was decent, although I was under the impression that the meal would be a bit more involved and more related to the theme. This was based on my conversation with the Chef. While the food and service was good I was mislead.
Great examples of these wines. They were both well stored bottles. Thanks again Jamie.
An excellent trio of wines.
In the case the 89 the clear winner
that 2000. WOW. 1995 was a shocker. 2005 big let down.
Thanks to Claudio for setting this up and sourcing most of these wines. Ken for his help and Jamie for his generosity. It was a great night a good wine friendly venue.