Who Likes This Wine(17)

  1. moulinrateau89


    113 Tasting Notes

  2. jsmorris707


    1,011 Tasting Notes

  3. rrNYC


    435 Tasting Notes


Food Pairing Tags

Add My Food Pairing Tags

Community Tasting Notes (59) Avg Score: 93.7 points

  • One year since last try. My fault for late decision to open and only had time for 90-minute decant. In spite of this, very enjoyable...
    Thick mouthfeel and great dark fruit, with an interesting nose since last visiting this wine: violet!
    While this was wonderful, I still say, "Wait!" I'll never be able to wait as long as I should, though, and will continue to evaluate these once a year or so. Wish I had more...

    2 people found this helpful, do you? Yes - No / Comment

  • Decanted for 3 hrs, crimson, creamy black cherry & vanilla, mod. tannins, long finish; delicious but still young, drinkable with this decant but still fairly primary. Blind, I would have guessed top shelf California. Long life ahead!

    1 person found this helpful, do you? Yes - No / Comment

  • Drunk in tandem with the 2010 During a lunch with two friends thus the comparison couldn't be more obvious . The '09 Was more ripe and a bit more open so that makes this wine more accessible right now. It was a bit unblanced with a good acidity but a low tannins level. It clearly lacks the depth and complexity you research in a 150+ dollar bottle of wine.

    1 person found this helpful, do you? Yes - No / Comment

  • Really nice. I think starting to enter a drinking window. Needs decanter for hours...but we didn't. Slow oxed a magnum for 2 hours which probably helped zero. Nice rich nose, very dense syrup berries and fruit, violets, some oak. Drinking much tighter, tannic, black tea, a bit oak, nice fruit but in my opinion still way to young. Loooong finish. To drink it is to sacrifice a young one that I know will turn into a great wine. Would wait 3-5 years then probably drinking well for another 20+ after that.

    2 people found this helpful, do you? Yes - No / Comment

  • Tasted blind. Very dark in colour, no discolouration. A bit of oak on the nose, ripe fruit, creamy. On the palate backward, grippy and towards the finish drying tannins, tight, spicy, ripe and concentrated. Good length. Needs time. 92-93+

    1 person found this helpful, do you? Yes - No / Comment

View all 59 Community Tasting Notes

What Do You Think? Add a Tasting Note

Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.


The World of Fine Wine


View From the Cellar

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/21/2012, (See more on 94 points

    (Château Lynch-Bages) Dark ruby color; lovely pencil lead, tart currant, cassis nose; tasty, tight, elegant, tart currant, pencil lead palate; needs 6-7 years; medium-plus finish (76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot)


  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2011, (See more on Winedoctor...) 18 points

    (Chateau Lynch-Bages (Pauillac)) An exotic, spiced nose, showing some barrel influence of course but there is undeniably a wealth of ripe fruit here, with rich, deep, savoury and complex nuances. The palate is beautiful and truly very convincing. There is an elegant substance and flesh, and yet a lifted delicacy to it all, with the fine-boned presence of tannin together with fresh acidity. The finish is savoury, long and intricate. A very convincing vintage for Lynch-Bages, and one of the best showings at two years of age that I can recall in recent years. Delicious style and superb potential.
  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2010, (See more on Winedoctor...) 16.5-17. points

    (Chateau Lynch-Bages Pauillac) A deep and glossy appearance, with a crimson-blue rim. Very dark fruit on the nose, dark berries, and forest fruits, all with a sweet and slightly gritty character. On the palate a very sweet depth of fruit to match, creamed forest berries, velvety tannins, with lots of grip and spice. The acidity takes a backseat here, and overall it seems very open and approachable now. All the same, very good.

NOTE: Some content is property of and Vinous and The World of Fine Wine and View From the Cellar and and Winedoctor.

Add a Pro Review Add Your Own Reviews: