1982 Château Lynch-Bages

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94 Points

Monday, December 8, 2008 - Lynch Bages Vertical 1961-2005 (Sweets and Savories, Chicago IL): nose: amazing nose with great balance that opens up with rich tones of herbs, coffee beans, sweet red cherries, cedar box, asian spices, and undertones of earth. Supremely balanced that just slowly permeates out of the glass and fills it up and explodes at the same time

taste: Great feel and texture with purely defined tones of sweet cherries, leather, pencil lead, cranberries, roasted coffee beans, and asian spice tones. Very complex with secondary flavors just starting to fully emerge, but there is definitely a young feel to this at the same time

overall: This wine is just starting to enter its apex and can easily hold for a good while. Medium acidity and fine grained tannins are still very present to give it some backbone and the flavors, while not fully primary, have an adolescant verve to them. This is a wine that is stunning, subtle, and yet explosive all at the same time. A beautiful wine that is really in the ascendency right now

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