2000 Château Lynch-Bages

Community Tasting Note


92 Points

Saturday, June 21, 2003 - Decanted for 7 hours. After 5 hours this thing was tight as a drum, totally closed for business and very disappointing. And then it relented. The nose is smoky, earthy, full of tobacco, creme de cassis, yet still quite black. On the palate this is massive, black, and closed. Yet there are layers of fruit and extract, dustiness. The finish is tannic, powerful, tight, yet lingering. With a couple more hours this is softening yet at the same time closing. It is a weird, educational experience.

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