2000 Château Lynch-Bages

Community Tasting Note


94 Points

Monday, December 8, 2008 - Lynch Bages Vertical 1961-2005 (Sweets and Savories, Chicago IL): nose: this was starting to be open for business and is starting to show off the pomp of the 00 vintage with a tobacco driven core along with red and black currants, creme de cassis, cedar box, pencil lead, and dark red cherries. There is a creamy aspect to the nose that adds an extra layer of depth to it that draws me in more and more as I smell it and let it sit in the glass

taste: very young, but not neccessarily brutally young. Lots of tobacco with red and black cherries, cedar box tones, creme de cassis, pencil lead, and black currants give this young wine a great array of well put together and complex flavors with a lot of depth. Firm tannins provide a big armadillo like spine, but they aren't fully overbearing and we are just starting to see what this wine may have in store

overall: This is a great young bordeaux. There is greatness lurking underneath that will require time to come out, but it will certainly take you for a ride when it does. For me, this is showing off what a fantastic vintage 00 is as there is a ton of depth and complexity. This will be added into the benchmarks for lynch and is one to look forward to it when it fully comes out of its shell

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