Red

1961 Château Lynch-Bages

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 1993 - 2007 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 107

  • sdr Likes this wine: 93 points

    February 2, 2019 - 1961 in Florida (Cafe Maxx, Pompano Beach, Florida): The ‘61 version is recognizable Lynch Bages for its slightly coarse texture and bold take no prisoners character. Really concentrated and energetic, it seems like it could go on for another decade or two. Black fruity and unabashedly Pauillac. Even better, it evolved in the glass and became more complex.

  • Burgnick wrote:

    May 3, 2018 - Level is mid shoulder. The wine is initially tired but it somewhat revives after 2 hours with acidity. But the fruit has faded with secondary note like tobacco, leather and earth. I don’t think the condition of this bottle warrants a judgement of the wine.

  • englishman's claret wrote: 95 points

    March 18, 2018 - The wines of Lynch are among the most transparent in Bordeaux - they always reflect the vintage and, when you go back far enough, they show you the way wine-making in Bordeaux has changed over the years. I love the 1960s Lynch vintages - they are often wild wines; a bit of volatility poking out, tannic, and generally a bit unpolished cf the 1980s and more recent vintages.

    This 61, British bottled (Gloac) is no exception, showing off a ripe, cassis, plum, minty nose with accents of sage and chocolate. A little bit of VA helps keep the nose lively. An hour in the decanter helps the nose evolve. Getting a little delicate on the palate now, but there is still plenty of substance. Rustic tannins befitting its age. Doesn't finish particularly well now - as lovely as it is, this isn't getting better. Overall a bit better than a chateau-bottled 61 last year.

  • Mouton_1982 Likes this wine: 96 points

    March 18, 2018 - Tasted long side 82, 85 and eventually the 64. This wine had all the elements in the Lynch Bages tool kit- herbaceous nose, pencil shavings, mint plus a tiny hint of chocolate. It was fantastic. This was my second bottle in the last year and this (an English bottling) was far superior to the first. Classic Lynch Bages.

  • RockinCabs wrote: 95 points

    March 17, 2018 - Nose: Transports you to a land far away with a browning patina painted over the blackberry, Plum, tobacco and cedar notes. Much nuance with curry, animal, and other more wild/feral aromas poking out. Palate: Balanced with still fresh dark fruit, then an edge of bruised berries, and layers of detailed nuances. Cedar, mineral, clove, mint and tea. Still packing some tannin too.

    A very special opportunity to see the 1961 from a neck fill English bottling. Thank you Englishman's Claret for bringing this fabulous bottle.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    11/8/2007 (link) 95 points

    (Château Lynch-Bages) Dark red color with pale meniscus; beautiful shitake mushroom and cassis nose; gorgeous, youthful, cassis and tart red fruit palate; long finish (WOTF)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    June 2007 (link) 17.5 points

    (Chateau Lynch-Bages Pauillac) A lovely depth of colour here, quite a youthful appearance for a wine now in its fifth decade. The nose has an attractive, smoky, minerally, iron and blood character, with complex nuances of roast lamb, eucalyptus and coffee. The palate is full, slightly chalky, but with a good texture nevertheless. Rather firm, with some good grip, a really nice presence on the palate overall. A lovely, complete wine. Very good indeed.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1961
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Lynch-Bages
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Pauillac
  • UPC Code 078742374604

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  • Pending Delivery 8 (1%)
  • In Cellars 407 (65%)
  • Consumed 207 (33%)

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