Sweets and Savories. Fullerton near Ashland. Chicago. IL
Tasted Monday, December 8, 2008 by Claudio161 with 901 views
I decided to organize this event with the aide of some of my Chicago tasting buddies. We had some of the vintages in the past and were impressed enough to want to sit down and get to know the Lynch Bages house style. We felt that Lynch Bages is better than its original 5th growth status and decided to find out for ourselves.
Wines were sourced through various reputable sources over the course of about 3 months. With the exception of the 1986, all the wines were in excellent condition. Jamie - one of the group attendees graciously supplied the 1970 at a great cost and the 1961 as a holiday treat to everyone. He was most generous in his contributions.
Wines were decanted at various times depending on age with the exception of the 1970 which was opened on site. ALL bottles were double decanted allowing for air time of various lengths based largely on age (as previously stated).
My notes below were based on consuming the wines from Schott Zwiesel Tritan Diva Bordeaux glasses.
Some of the tasters were so kind to provide some Lynch Bages Whites to whet our palates.
The main event was based on selecting wines from the house of Lynch Bages that scored a Robert Parker 91 points or higher score. All of the wines below were originally scored by Parker at 91 points or higher.
One of the tasters, Ward, was generous enought to bring an after-tasting treat as we hopped to the right bank. A delicious wine as well and a great treat!
The tasting was amazing and everone had a great time.
I am ever more convinced that Lynch Bages is one of the greatest houses in Bordeaux.