Red

1989 Château Lynch-Bages

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
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  • > Médoc
  • > Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 380

  • Papies wrote: (95 points)

    September 16, 2014 - Much like 4 years ago (Papies Rated 94) this wine really took its time to open up and develop. A good 3 hours from decanting till it became the wine we hoped this would be. Still feels tight though and dare we say young.
    Post the opening up, it had a solid core of dark fruits, light herby, light leather. Mostly primary thans econdary. On the palate the tannins were still firm, and aggressive at times by t becoame more and more round and the wine gained an elegance only classic bdx can deliver. A gem albeit still a very young one. 94-95 and no need to rush here.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • La Turque wrote: (98 points)

    September 7, 2014 - Brilliant! The wine was in pristine condition. Perfect cork and ullage. Dark, with hints of garnet--looking quite youthful. Allowed the wine to slow-ox for several hours, and then decanted an hour before drinking. A brilliant example of Pauillac. Cedar, cigar box, lead pencil, black fruits. Rich, sweet fruit, balanced with soft tannins and lovely acidity. The wine took on weight in the glass, and got better and better with time. Drink now or hold for easily 10 more years.

  • thomaskeil wrote:

    August 25, 2014 - Decanted a couple of hours. This was the first 'off' bottle I've encountered. Not corked, but not expressive on nose. The palate, while balanced, lacked all charm and complexity.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • MikeZ Likes this wine:

    July 12, 2014 - Absolutely incredible wine. The nose bursts out of the glass. Opulent finish. Easily edges out the 1990.

  • Paul D wrote:

    June 30, 2014 - Bordeaux Wimps (La Trompette, Chiswick): Deep garnet, minimal rim. Brooding, slightly beefy nose, quite youthful still, powerful with firm but fine tannins, quite generously layered, gravelly minerals, very long finish. Excellent. ****1/2.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/24/2013 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2012, Issue #40, The Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    January 2012 (link)

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    6/17/2010 (link)

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    10/27/2008 (link)

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2002, Issue #103 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/28/2002 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/10/2012 (link) 93 points

    (Château Lynch-Bages) Dark ruby color; lovely, tart plum, Asian spice, tart black fruit, pencil lead, black fig nose; tasty, dense, tart black fruit, Asian spice, black fig palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    11/25/2011 (link) 94 points

    (Château Lynch-Bages) From 375 ml - very dark red violet color; tart currant, olive, pencil lead nose; elegant, pencil lead, tart currant, tart cassis palate; medium-plus finish

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    '24' in Bordeaux, 1/31/2010 95 points

    (Lynch Bages) Waterfall came first in the nose of the 1989 Lynch Bages, which is not that common in Bordeaux. There was a bit of stable in the nose, but not really quite that. There was some espresso, but not really quite that, either. Cola, that was there really, as was peanut J. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks – sautéed string beans yum! The palate was big and rich, quite enormous and even more impressive in its power than the Leoville Barton. There was enough alcohol here for a high school prom. The ’89 was still quite young. It was big, black and dark. Did someone say something about….never mind (95).

  • By John Kapon
    Hanging with Mr. Parker and Mr. Squires in Baltimore and D.C, 2/21/2005 95 points

    (Lynch Bages) was served out of magnum, and a bruiser accordingly. There was an intense nose that definitely needed some air, but once you got past the windex, cat.s pee and alcohol action, there was meaty, beefy fruit with deep cassis, tobacco, earth and pencil shavings. The palate was very tasty with flavors of beef, cassis, pencil and earth, with a long earthy, rocky finish. The wine was outstanding with great power and finesse, and secondary coffee grind flavors

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    12/11/2004 (link) 95 points

    (Château Lynch-Bages) Plum, asian spice box nose; tasty, rich, plum, hoisin sauce, roasted fruit, asian spice box palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/25/2003 (link) 96 points

    (Château Lynch-Bages) Nose of olive and herbs; great entry, nicely balanced, great fruit

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1989
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Lynch-Bages
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Pauillac

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 67 (1%)
  • In Cellars 7828 (78%)
  • Consumed 2133 (21%)

Food Pairing

Gigot d'agneau aux légumes frais

Who Likes This Wine

94% Like It  48 votes