Süsser Cabernetduft. Schön gereifter, feiner, klassischer Pauillac mit den typischen animalischen LB-Noten. Im Jahr 1988 wurden im Bordeaux langlebige, aber dafür vielfach kantige Weine erzeugt. Dieser Wein ist jedoch ohne zu dekantieren sehr zugänglich. Ich bin beindruckt und freue mich auf die nächste Flasche! 94/100
Nach Lafite war dies der beste 88er. Dahinter kommen Gruaud, Pontet Canet und Montrose......
Sweet Cabernetnose. Beautifully mature, fine, classic Pauillac with the typical animal LB notes. In 1988 were in Bordeaux durable, but often produces edged wines. However, this wine is without decant very accessible. I am impressed and look forward to the next bottle! 94/100
After Lafite this was the best from 88. Behind come Gruaud, Pontet Canet and Montrose ......
Still so young looking, deep ruby. Wonderfully open from the get go, classic Paulliac nose of cassis and tobacco and cedar. Love the freshness that these higher acidity years bring after suitable bottle age. Now it is all is great harmony. Mid weight for a Lynch Bages but in a good way meaning you can enjoy it and drink it with pleasure and it just leaves you wanting more. Worth looking out for given that it is a third the price of the 89/90.
Some maturity. Lovely developed nose, graphite mineral and broad softer fruit. Lovely warmth on the palate, surprisingly rich and velvet mouthfeel. Goofd length. Just edged the Leoville Barton 88 paired with it.
Parker describes this as "old", so I didn't expect much. However, it was almost as good as the '89 Pichon Lalande from last night. This was also dark and opaque, with slight brick at the edges. Pronounced complex aroma of cedar, cassis, black fruits, leather, very similar to Pichon. Perfectly balanced flavors, maybe not quite as concentrated and intense as Pichon, with little tannin left but extremely enjoyable. Won't get any better, so it's time to drink and enjoy! Ric
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