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1989 Château Lynch-Bages

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 511

  • Alex R wrote:

    September 13, 2017 - Lovely ruby core fading to a large garnet rim. Dense tobacco and leather-lined cedar box nose. Slight green notes but mostly heading toward tertiary aromas. The palate is still rich and ripe, not much acidity but the tannins are balanced and subtle. Really good long length. Drinking beautifully, 1 hour in decanter before serving. I think this wine will still improve in the next few years.

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  • Francophile1 Likes this wine: (95 points)

    September 9, 2017 - George's 60th Birthday: Having had this wine many times before, this wine has only recently come into its drinking window. My first three tasting experiences it was a youthful beast and tough as nails. However, my last few tasting experiences it is opening up beautifully. If you love great Pauillac wines from a great producer in a great vintage, this is worth every penny. Delicious! This had been decanted for 2 hours prior to consumption.

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  • Burgundy Al wrote:

    August 31, 2017 - Chicago Wine Flock...Don Serving So Many Great Blind Wines/Flights (Park Ridge, IL): Tasted double blind in what turned out to be a Lynch-Bages/ Togni flight. An odd bottle that seemed inconsistent with the flight, and very inconsistent with previous bottles. Similar profile to the 1986 and 1988 in the first two glasses, just so much lighter and thinner, with a slightly bitter finish. My least favorite wine of the flight, group's #7. Clearly a shadow of what this wine can be.

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  • peternelson wrote: (92 points)

    July 17, 2017 - In excellent shape, silky, smooth, smokey, medium body, still some dark fruit and soft leather; tannins resolving but still present; great with porterhouse steak.

  • SimonG wrote: (95 points)

    July 13, 2017 - Farewell Filippo, Il Duomo table (La Trompette, London): Deep ruby with a splodge of garnet. Rich nose but a touch of green on the nose in an 85 rather than 89 mould. Fresh. Sweet-fruited with a touch of green pepper. Sweet, long, cedary. Classic left bank claret. Really super. *****

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

    (Ch Lynch Bages Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

View From the Cellar

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

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Vinous

  • By Ian D'Agata
    January 2012 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

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

    (Ch Lynch Bages Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

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

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Richard Hemming
    10/27/2008 (link)

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Vintage Tastings

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

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Vinous

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

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JancisRobinson.com

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

    (Ch Lynch Bages Pauillac Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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

  • 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
  • UPC Codes 000008738028, 000009137073, 0400005643774, 078742374604, 206486002594, 649185961968

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 68 (1%)
  • In Cellars 9,951 (74%)
  • Consumed 3,430 (26%)

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Community Recommendations

agneau, cauliflower w shitakes, Gigot d'agneau aux légumes frais, Roast chicken

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