1982 Château Lynch-Bages

Community Tasting Note


Saturday, December 10, 2011 - Recently we did a three format tasting of 70 Lynch Bages (750ml, magnum, double mag). All were terrific, which led to tonight's trio of Lynch Bages (70, 82, 89). All three were in pristine shape.
The 70 was classic, and its impossible not to love this wine. Even perfect provenance bottles are showing their age, so time to put these in rotation if you have some. Picked #2 by the group, with one #1 vote.
The 82 started slow, but in the end was perfect LB, and is at its drinking peak. Groups #1.
The 89 was great, and drank exactly like this wine typically does. Thicker, richer, less silky than the 70 and even the 82. A great drink, but not yet showing the classy maturity that the 70 and 82 are. Groups #3.
All were terrific, and showed why LB is such a great claret.

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