All you need to know about why one ages good Bordeaux is in this bottle. Medium light color with moderate bricking on the edge and without much sediment, this Lynch-Bages initially smelled surprisingly like dried cranberry with light dried floral notes, opening up into robust "old wine cellar" with a few minutes of decanting. The initial impression on the palate offers forest floor, old leather and red currant preserves. With time, it woke up and gained a slightly toasted, almost black tea essence on the finish. The wine remains fresh. Boasting a light body and silky texture, the balance is near perfect. So deft and so elegant for a Lynch Bages that seemed tight and burly when young. While at its peak, this wine could last for years. There is no suggestion of dryness or stewed fruit here that points to any decline.
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.
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