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Community Tasting Notes (326) Avg Score: 93.3 points

  • In the bouquet still a youthful wine with dark forest fruits, graphite and earthy flavors, but in fact the bouquet is still quite locked. On the palate dark and red forest fruits, bell pepper, earth, graphite, minerals, lush and full bodied, but also firm tannin and green bell pepper. The wine is still too young but has the potential to become really great. 94+ for tonight’s bottle . Wait until 2024+.

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  • Part of 1990-2005 vertical tasting. Unfortunately, this bottle was corked. The beauty of the vintage was pretty much hidden.

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  • Second bottle of many purchased EP and stored n my cool cellar since relapse. My impression is nearly identical to my May 2016 note. This is a pleasure to drink now, but it is still developing and is a couple of years away from its peak. My guess is that optimal drinking will be 2020-2030, and it will survive quite a bit longer than that. An elegant, classic Bordeaux.

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  • Definitely in a great spot for a 16 year old Bordeaux. Was somewhat disappointed in the length of the finish. Cedar, tobacco, rich leather with hints of velvet.

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  • Drank side-by-side with a 2001 Monte Bello over dinner. An interesting comparison. Decanted and drank. Both similarly deep red, clear, very little sediment, just a tiny hint of brick at the edge. The two wines started out as you'd expect--the Lynch-Bages' minerality dominated, the Monte Bello was much more fruit forward, but as the evening went on, the Monte Bello fruit mellowed a bit as did the LB slatey-ness, revealing a cherry note. Nicely balanced, some tobacco and earth notes, and a good chewy finish. At the end, the similarities were more surprising than the differences. Still, our California palates preferred the MB by a note.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/17/2010, (See more on 92 points

    (Château Lynch-Bages) Opaque black red violet color; coffee, espresso, berry, blackberry nose; a little tight yet, coffee, black fruit, blackberry palate with good acidity; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.
  • By Richard Jennings
    2/22/2008, (See more on 94 points

    (Château Lynch-Bages) Very dark red violet color; Bordeaux, pencil lead and plum nose; good tart plum cassis, lead pencil and black fruit palate; medium-plus finish

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  • By Lyle Fass
    5/3/2006, (See more on Rockss and Fruit...)

    (Lynch Bages) This was very very closed on the nose. I actually didn't smell anything. I swirled and swirled but could not really coax anything. It was the end of the bottle too. The palate was tight but I got more out of that than the nose. Somewhat fleshy with dark concentrated fruit, nice acids and some pretty clamby tannins. The fruit though extended on the finish. It was sweet, classy and very nice. Do not open for at least five years.
  • By Lyle Fass
    10/4/2004, (See more on Rockss and Fruit...)

    (Lynch Bages) This was completely closed down. Hint of earth and mineral on the pretty ungiving nose. Dense and ripe with great fruit. Long, long, long but also tannic, tannic, tannic. Incredible underlying material but very tough to taste today.

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/15/2003, (See more on 93 points

    (Château Lynch-Bages) Nice berry, herbaceous nose; concentrated, berry, coffee palate with firm tannic backbone; medium-plus finish
  • By Richard Jennings
    6/5/2003, (See more on 94 points

    (Château Lynch-Bages) Subtle but good berry nose; lovely, layered, concentrated, blackberry, blueberry, coffee palate; long finish

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