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2000 Château Lynch-Bages

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 2011 - 2029 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 598

  • SMG wrote: 94 points

    December 30, 2021 - Long life ahead of this so no rush to drink up.

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  • Wim de Leeuw Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 29, 2021 - Kleur: Diep donkerrood Aroma / bouquet: Verfijnd bouquet, beperkte maar aangename expressiviteit met tonen van gedroogd fruit en cederhout. Smaak / Afdronk: Zachte zuurgraad, verfijnde tannines. De retronasale indrukken vormen een prachtige combinatie van enerzijds stoere en gronderige tonen en anderzijds verleidelijke tonen van gedroogd fruit en verfijnd hout (en zoethout) die een mooie gerijpte Pauillac kenmerken. Krachtig maar verfijnd. Lange afdronk. Algemeen / potentieel: 50 + Kleur: 5 + Aroma / bouquet: 12 + Smaak / Afdronk: 16 + Algemeen / potentieel: 8 = 91/100

    Kleur: Diep donkerrood Aroma / bouquet: Verfijnd bouquet, beperkte maar aangename expressiviteit met tonen van gedroogd fruit en cederhout. Smaak / Afdronk: Zachte zuurgraad, verfijnde tannines. De retronasale indrukken vormen een prachtige combinatie van enerzijds stoere en gronderige tonen en anderzijds verleidelijke tonen van gedroogd fruit en verfijnd hout (en zoethout) die een mooie gerijpte Pauillac kenmerken. Krachtig maar verfijnd. Lange afdronk. Algemeen / potentieel: 50 + Kleur: 5 + Aroma / bouquet: 12 + Smaak / Afdronk: 16 + Algemeen / potentieel: 8 = 91/100

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  • Matt Scott Likes this wine: 95 points

    December 11, 2021 - Decanted for two hours. I have often found that ‘00 is very similar to ‘86, only better. There’s a lot of tannin, structure and cause to wonder if the wine will ever open up. This has finally done that. There’s blackberries, wild cherries, cedar, cassis, matchbox, rose petals and rocky mineral. The secondary nuances are present and this has a mouth-coating front, middle and end. The finish sails on…. Although this is open, the silky tannins are still very present, with an attractive acidity. This will age for many more years. Drink now -.

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  • Renevin Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 1, 2021 - Nez de tabac, cuir framboises. En bouche, tout en rondeur, bien ample. Final sur le cuir. Belle longueur.
    Belle bouteille.

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  • wineforth Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 28, 2021 - 2nd bottle of LB from a case of 3x each of 4 super seconds. Complex undergrowth, dark fruits and deep blackcurrant nose with a smoky ending. My fears that the fruit would go out before the tannins subsided are partly unfounded. The fruit is a touch lean and the tannins still grippy yet the wine is now fully mature. Good long finish. A lovely moreish wine. The least successful of the 4 in the case but still hugely enjoyable and great classic Pauillac typicity. 2000 is a good vintage, not quite the great vintage it was hyped up to be. Given how long its taken to mature this far there's no hurry to drink up.

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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

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  • 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.

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  • 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, 087000330115, 204022504342, 206331002649, 3388111072916, 3760020130848, 3760020131661, 3760020132750, 3760020133979, 400002298236, 616773324856, 649185961005, 649185961968, 802236000485

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 503 (1%)
  • In Cellars 28,236 (74%)
  • Consumed 9,404 (25%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

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

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