Red

1962 Château Lynch-Bages

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 1975 - 1995 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 17

  • Herr Big Ben Likes this wine: 95 points

    January 3, 2018 - Perfect and classic claret!
    The level was upper mid-shoulder.
    Lots of leather and old woods in the nose. Perfect matured but had its peak 5-10y ago.
    But for a “off-vintage“ this old just so delicious and drinking with a massive flow!
    Elegant and fresh on the palette always forcing another sip.
    Well done old boy!
    This is what I love to drink

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  • englishman's claret wrote: 96 points

    July 1, 2016 - Beautiful bottle (good cork, top shoulder) and beautiful contents. No doubt past its prime, but if you enjoy old claret this is a real treat - still so much Lynch Bages character. While there now is a lot of mahogany/treacle old-wine notes, the score is really derived from the truly exquisite cassis, mint, pencil, leather, chocolate notes that remain. It's completely polished in its old age; no seams. The palate has seen better days, but with these old clarets it's mainly about the nose anyway. I could certainly understand a lot of people not appreciating this, but I found so much to love. I imagine that the 85 will be a lot like this in 25 years or so. This, like the 66 Mouton, also underscores the point that some of these old wines really do need time to open out in the decanter; this required about 30 minutes to open fully and lasted beautifully for the hour and a half until we had finished the bottle. However if you have any, it is clearly time to drink them now.

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  • Pknut wrote:

    February 6, 2016 - Cloudy pinkish color. Needs about an hour or two to open up, and when it does, it opens to soft fruit with pinkish hues and iron. Compact on the palate and doesn't really go long, but still enjoyable to drink.
    Ron's bottle, Acker auction at Marea.

  • Wine_Bear Likes this wine: 95 points

    October 29, 2015 - Bottle was properly stored from acquisition in 1971 until consumed. Beautiful, youthful bouquet and color, deep purple. Spectacular bouquet, lovely cassis, cherry and berries. Amazing 53 year old wine, what a treat to finally taste it.

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  • Wamrod wrote: flawed

    November 8, 2012 - corked - too bad, as there was LOADS of fruit left, and otherwise it still had an intense nose and palate. Note to self - STOP buying old bottles like these - even from the best of commercial sellers, they almost always turn out to be no good...

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1962
  • 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 204022504342

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (2%)
  • In Cellars 79 (57%)
  • Consumed 57 (41%)

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