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Community Tasting Notes (151) Avg Score: 91.5 points

  • Lots of dried dark fruit, cedar, lead, almost floral?, similar palate which feels quite fresh and fregrant but unfortunately dies off on the mid palate leaving acidity and tannin feel

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  • Good, youthful color. The nose is classic Paulliac, dense dark fruits, cedar, herbs, pencil shavings and flowers are on display here. This is a bit musty though, and I don't think this was in the best condition. On the palate, this is medium full bodied with good concentration and good finesse. Again, there is a rustic element here that detracts a bit from the overall enjoyment. Nevertheless, the long finish shows well integrated tannins and good balance.

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  • Still going strong. Nice finish. Mild but Good flavor. Drank with smoked brisket. Excellent accompaniment.

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  • The bottle set upright for approx. 36 hours and then was allowed to come to room temperature (still in the basement) over approx. 10 hours. The color when poured came across as a deep ruby with little bricking on the rim. The nose blossomed and the flavor profile included the classic Lynch-Bage notes of black fruit, pencil lead, leather and a touch of cedar. The tannins have faded further into the background. providing a backbone for a wonderfully, harmonious bottle of wine.
    It's only taken 29 years to reach this state!

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  • Clean. Good intensity with lots of red berries, dark berries, cedar wood, pencil, seems very young.
    Firm tannins, hints of oak barrels, the tannins are fine, but very present. Good acidity.
    Good+ length on the finish.

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Mt. Sinai Benefit, 3/9/2007 95+ points

    (Lynch Bages) was a great showing for Lynch next to its big brother of a Pauillac. It was drinking spectacularly, to be frank, and was in that just right, wine sweet spot that can last for many years, longer than the average American marriage, that’s for sure. There was great cedar, t ‘n a and a long, beefy Szechuan style about its aromas. Long and smooth with cedar and mineral flavors, its palate was also great. I preferred it to the Mouton on this night yet rated the Mouton higher because of the long-term potential factor. I think Mouton will be the greater in the long run. Go write a post about it

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/17/2004, (See more on 93 points

    (Château Lynch-Bages) Nice, bright, berry, cassis nose; tight but tasty, tart berry, cherry palate with well integrated oak; medium finish

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