Red

1961 Château Lynch-Bages

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 110

  • melzar wrote: 94 points

    September 2, 2019 - From 750: Mid shoulder fill. A bit past prime, but still on it's plane of maturity, and drinking well. Smelled like balsamic vinegar upon opening, but blossomed in decanter to reveal it's fruit. Well balanced and a real pleasure To drink.Will last a few years, but recommend drinking up. Drank with erter99 and friends in Nashville TN.

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  • Ms. Bubblehead Likes this wine:

    August 18, 2019 - Dark plums, earthiness, dry soil, dark chocolate, modestly roasted herbs, and black olives, it is amazing how much fruits there were still presenting in the glass.

    Had it along with 1989 Lynch Bages, 1989 certainly showed deeper structure and more chewy texture on the palate, lingering longer than 1961, while 1961 texture has softened a lot with time. 1961 is now at its peak drinking window, nonetheless, still a legendary bottle.

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  • Burgnick Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 10, 2019 - Black currant, soil, truffle, and tobacco. Harmonious and transperent on the palate with good freshness. Certainly at its peak. Good representation of the vintage. 93+

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  • 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.

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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 3 (0%)
  • In Cellars 417 (65%)
  • Consumed 222 (35%)

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