Red

2000 Château Lynch-Bages

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 2011 - 2028 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 508

  • Ibetian wrote: 95 points

    February 15, 2020 - Opened about noon, poured a small tasting glass to follow development and left the bottle open on the counter for a few hours. Tasting glass sowed nice development, so double decanted about 1 1/2 hours before dinner. Recorked and put in fridge for 15 minutes before taking to the restaurant.

    This is just starting to enter its drinking window with the air I gave it. A couple more years in the cellar would help. This will live a long time.

    Classic LB nose of cassis, red and black fruit, a little graphite and some Bordeaux funk. Wonderful complexity on the nose and palate. P 96

    A terrific wine at the beginning of its drinking window.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Verb Likes this wine: 93 points

    February 3, 2020 - dark red, ruby rim - nose just starting to open after a 2-hr decant - dark red fruit, chocolate, smoky graphite - real promise for outstanding development - unfortunately as others have noted, the mouth doesn't live up to the nose - tannins fairly well resolved with a smooth mouth feel, but acidity predominates over the too limited fruit - slightly bitter 10 sec finish - 96 for the nose, 90 for the body - did not live up to the wine we tasted at the chateau in 2002 - nose will continue to evolve, but I doubt the mouth will get much better than it is now

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • ptwu Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 30, 2020 - This was good. But expectations were higher. Lacked length.

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

    January 26, 2020 - Opened and enjoyed over two hours. Structure and balance begins to show even after 30 minutes. After one hour, simply elegant.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • jsmorris707 Likes this wine: 95 points

    January 26, 2020 - Similar to prior note after a 2 hr double decant; delicious, drink or hold

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    January 2012 (link)

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The World of Fine Wine

  • September 2010, Issue #29 (link)

    (Ch. Lynch-Bages; 5th Growth) Subscribe to see review text.

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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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    May/June 2002, IWC Issue #102 (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 381 (1%)
  • In Cellars 26,971 (77%)
  • Consumed 7,463 (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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