Red

1988 Château Lynch-Bages

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 245

  • mrkoors Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 2, 2020 - Well balanced but not as much fruit as earlier. Medium blackberry and currant with some herbs on the finish.

  • Nostromo99 Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 9, 2020 - From a well-cellared magnum; notes after the bottle has been open for a few hours - from my final glass. Really good colour; dense, with almost no bricking. Incredibly youthful nose - could easily be a ten-year-old wine; deep and rich with aromas of graphite, cassis and other dark fruits. Some development on the nose, but it's in the background. Plenty of luscious, sweet fruit in the mouth as well. Rich and plush. Some grip on the medium-length finish. Again, there are obviously signs of development, but this could easily be mistaken for a much younger wine. Superb.

  • dbg wrote:

    June 8, 2020 - Auction purchase 2020. Fill into neck, cork soaked 1/3 way up, came out easily. Dark red core, hint of bricking at rim. Beautiful forward nose right out of the starting gate with cassis, plum, iron, leather, clean moist earth, just enough of a green streak to add interest. A hint of iodine (Brett?) on opening disappears within 30 minutes.. Medium body, beautifully balanced, great mix of crisp and complex fruit, a bit of green, umami, still enough tannin to go another decade, medium finish. Really drinking along the top of its plateau, great old school Bordeaux. Excellent.

  • Bordeaux 2013 Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 19, 2020 - Good stuff

  • Aravind Asok wrote:

    January 1, 2020 - Popped, slow-oxed for about 2 hrs. Cork soaked 3/4 of the way through, and broke apart as I opened it... Lovely aromatics: smoked cedar, charcoal, dried plum and blackberry On the palate, soft acidity, more cedar and black raspberry. Seems missing a step on the mid, maybe slightly past prime, but that's a nitpick...aging very gracefully and really lovely.

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    A Century of Bordeaux: The Eights (May 2018), 5/18/2018 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/13/2012 (link) 92 points

    (Château Lynch-Bages) Dark purple red violet color; mature, mushroom, brett, iodine nose; tasty, mature, iodine, light brett, mushroom, mineral palate; medium-plus finish 92+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    7/18/2003 (link) 92 points

    (Château Lynch-Bages) Reticent minty, herbaceous nose; rich, cedar, cassis palate; medium finish 92+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1988
  • 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 Codes 000008738028, 000009137073, 078742374604, 204022504342, 206486002594, 3388111072916, 3760020131661, 649185961968

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 19 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2,143 (60%)
  • Consumed 1,392 (39%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Barbecue, Leg of lamb

Who Likes This Wine

97% Like It  61 votes

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