2000 Château Lynch-Bages

Community Tasting Note

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94 Points

Sunday, April 1, 2007 - Tasted with friends over short rib (beef) in wine and port sauce. Cork was removed and left to air for 6 hours, then decanted for 1.5 hours and drank over an hour. The LB was third in a blinded flight of wines that included; 1989 Burgess Cab, 1996 Ornellaia and a 1998 Michel-Schlumberger reserve cab. Dark blood red with stupendous legs. The nose was a kleidoscopic array of chocolate, coffee, damp earth, tobacco, truffle and dark fruits. Dense and broad on the palate, with superb balance. The fruits are still primary yet, but of substantial presence. Tannins are velvety and very accommodating. It finished nicely, neither complex nor long. Overall, the dazzling olfactory acrobatics did not carry through to the palate- perhaps reflecting its immaturity or dumb-phase. When mature (or awake), it will merit a much higher score. It was my (and wife's) wine of the flight, but ranked last by 3 (of 8) in our group. All 3 are certified French aversed oenophiles.

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