Red

2000 Château Lynch-Bages

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 494

  • djhammond Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 13, 2019 - Just creeping into the beginning of its drinking window, it really needs extended time in the decanter, (ideally 8+ hours,) to be approachable. It is dominant with raspberry and tobacco, with the nose still a little green at this stage. There is a great depth on the palate and finish which is 30+seconds, with everything in perfect balance. The tannin is over dominant at present, but the quality of the wine shines through, but I probably give it another 3 to 5 years before I revisit. All the elements for a first rate wine are present, and there is no reason why this should not be scoring in the higher 90s once it has matured.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • jmcnewjersey Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 30, 2019 - This was an acidic hot mess upon opening on Night 1; however, on Night 2 it had transformed into a lovely, smooth, and plush wine - - dark fruits predominating. This experience suggests that decanting may prove beneficial. (Sept. 28 & 29, 2019 at West Branch Angler Resort)

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • jmtierney3rd wrote: 92 points

    September 29, 2019 - Decanted the bottle. It really started to open up after two hours and forty five minutes. Was extremely tight up to the point.

    Once opened, the bottle showed notes of black fruit, some raspberries, and tabacco/earth.

    Fresh fruit on the pallet which a good punch of tannins and acidity that lingers into the finish. Thin body for the style and age.

    Overall a nice wine but should probably sit another five to ten years.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • drmarc61 wrote: 95 points

    September 27, 2019 - Two hour decant and genuinely enjoyed how this wine has evolved.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Tony T Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 21, 2019 - Very happy to be able to taste this fantastic wine again. The wine was, however, a notch less exciting than in 2015, the last time we tasted it. The fruit was slightly dried up. Still an extremely enjoyable bottle of Pauillac.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Ian D'Agata
    January 2012 (link)

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  • September 2010, Issue #29 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/18/2010 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2003, IWC Issue #108 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/17/2010 (link) 92 points

    (Château Lynch-Bages) Opaque black red violet color; coffee, espresso, berry, blackberry nose; a little tight yet, coffee, black fruit, blackberry palate with good acidity; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    2/22/2008 (link) 94 points

    (Château Lynch-Bages) Very dark red violet color; Bordeaux, pencil lead and plum nose; good tart plum cassis, lead pencil and black fruit palate; medium-plus finish

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    5/3/2006 (link)

    (Lynch Bages) This was very very closed on the nose. I actually didn't smell anything. I swirled and swirled but could not really coax anything. It was the end of the bottle too. The palate was tight but I got more out of that than the nose. Somewhat fleshy with dark concentrated fruit, nice acids and some pretty clamby tannins. The fruit though extended on the finish. It was sweet, classy and very nice. Do not open for at least five years.

  • By Lyle Fass
    10/4/2004 (link)

    (Lynch Bages) This was completely closed down. Hint of earth and mineral on the pretty ungiving nose. Dense and ripe with great fruit. Long, long, long but also tannic, tannic, tannic. Incredible underlying material but very tough to taste today.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/15/2003 (link) 93 points

    (Château Lynch-Bages) Nice berry, herbaceous nose; concentrated, berry, coffee palate with firm tannic backbone; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/5/2003 (link) 94 points

    (Château Lynch-Bages) Subtle but good berry nose; lovely, layered, concentrated, blackberry, blueberry, coffee palate; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2000
  • 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, 014100076629, 0400005643774, 041224152502, 071570014438, 072180692740, 078742374604, 087000323049, 087000327054, 204022504342, 206331002649, 3388111072916, 3760020130848, 3760020131661, 3760020132750, 3760020133979, 400002298236, 616773324856, 649185961005, 649185961968, 802236000485

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 448 (1%)
  • In Cellars 26,402 (78%)
  • Consumed 7,127 (21%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

anything south of seafood and north of Thai, NY Strip with Aaron and Dan, Rack of lamb, ribeye steak, Steak cream sauce mushrooms

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99% Like It  201 votes

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