Red

1989 Château Lynch-Bages

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 2006 - 2029 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 499

  • rustyRudy Likes this wine: (95 points)

    May 14, 2017 - Still purple and almost black in color. Blackberry, wet stone, grilled herbs and graphite on the nose. Needed about 2 hours in the decanter to be at its best. Tart black cherry, pomegranate, with just a hint of savory grilled beef. Moderate finish. Elegant in style.

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  • aquacongas Likes this wine: (98 points)

    April 30, 2017 - One of my favorite left bank Bdx at this stage, another epic wine experience, 98+
    you get fruit, power, pencil, saltieness, elegance, balance and at least 20 more years of fun, 98+

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • aquacongas Likes this wine: (97 points)

    April 30, 2017 - 16 different vintages of Lynch bages (Bend's place): Tasting 16 different vintages of LB, not blind, all of them decanted from Gabriel glas

    Flight with 82 and 90,
    my beloved 89 LB, still grateful, staring to reach his drinking window, great red berries, especially cblack currant, silky and fine grained Tannins, great aciidty structure, nice Balance, still at lwast 20 years ahead, Long finish with concentrated deepness, in my Top 3 in this tasting, again ahead of 90, some People at the table preferred the next vintage, 82 was the winner overall for me

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • mnh wrote: (92 points)

    April 16, 2017 - Flawed bottle not showing full potential

  • g-man wrote: (94 points)

    April 8, 2017 - Recent auction purchase, Decanted for 6 hours. Sampled after 2 hours and was still tight as a drum. Tasted like a new release. Shocking for a 27 year old wine. Sampled again after 4 hours and was just beginning to peak from behind the curtain but still really tight with a short finish. After 6 hours poured back in the bottle and tried again. Presto, ding, ding, ding. Finally a winner. Gorgeous fruit with a lingering finish. Great viscous mouth feel that is a real treat for the senses. As good as this was I think it will be much better in 10 years. Extended decant does not make up for graceful aging. This is a beast and will be sure to hang on to a couple to try at age 50.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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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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  • 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)

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

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 000009137073, 0400005643774, 078742374604, 206486002594

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 78 (1%)
  • In Cellars 9,771 (74%)
  • Consumed 3,321 (25%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

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

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98% Like It  97 votes

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