Red

1989 Château Lynch-Bages

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
Drink between 2007 - 2030 (Edit)
CT94.5 827 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 728

  • Portland Seth Likes this wine: 97 points

    June 20, 2021 - Tobacco, campfire, peppercorn, cassis, dried plums, juniper and even a hint of fir needles. The fruit was a little shy and tart out of the bottle, but after two hours of air it rounded out nicely. A little more savory than sweet, the nose on this is heavenly and paired perfectly with my grilled ribeye. Spectacular.

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  • Ozen Likes this wine: 97 points

    June 20, 2021 - This wine makes you wonder how Lynch Bages could end up as a 5th Grand Cru Classe. This is a truly great grand Vin! At its very peak now! Absolutely wonderful, super rich, with a touch of orange even in the broad intense palate of mature but vivacious fruit. Lots of energy in the wine, super lively and addictive. Like a party of forever young people on a wooden boat when everything is truly perfect, for a moment. Lovely and overwhelmingly beautiful. Tasting after the Lafite Rothschild 1996 it does make me believe the Lafite simply is too young still.

    by the way it is remarkable to see how vintages play a crucial role in the grandness of this domaine: with the 1989 at the top, the 1990 and 1982 are great, while the 2000 is a lot more modest.

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  • englishman's claret wrote: 97 points

    June 13, 2021 - This example of the 1989 Lynch-Bages is immediately expressive, voluminous, full of cassis, ash, mineral, pencil, and a hint of herbaceousness, like eating an alpine strawberry whole. Utterly charming in the mouth and finish where that alpine strawberry, pencil, mineral character really fans out pretty gloriously. It’s hard not to drink this very quickly.

    I opened 7 of these from an OWC last night and just upon opening found them very appealing but a bit tight. However, an hour in the decanter left them more closed than they were at the outset. Interestingly tonight’s more-expressive example has a cork stained with wine about half way up whereas last night’s were quite tight and just stained for ~2mm.

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  • Romol Likes this wine: 95 points

    June 5, 2021 - Decanted 3+ hours. Again a very good bottle. Perfect to drink now but no hurry. All my bottles so far were perfect and still have at least 10 years life left. Really something special. 95 pts.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • rsbeck wrote: flawed

    May 29, 2021 - Not horribly corked, but clearly not correct.

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  • By Neal Martin
    A Century of Bordeaux: The Nines (Sep 2019), 9/1/2019 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2019, Issue #80, Another Look At the 1989 and 1990 Bordeaux - Twin Vintages Have Taken Different Paths With Age

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  • By Neal Martin
    Cellar Journal – Bordeaux to Start… (Jul 2018), 7/18/2018 (link)

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    Cellar Journal – Bordeaux to Start… (Jul 2018), 7/1/2018 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/24/2013 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2012, Issue #40, The Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    January 2012 (link)

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    6/17/2010 (link)

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    '24' in Bordeaux, 1/31/2010

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  • By Richard Hemming
    10/27/2008 (link)

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  • By John Kapon
    Hanging with Mr. Parker and Mr. Squires in Baltimore and D.C, 2/21/2005

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2002, IWC Issue #103 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/28/2002 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/10/2012 (link) 93 points

    (Château Lynch-Bages) Dark ruby color; lovely, tart plum, Asian spice, tart black fruit, pencil lead, black fig nose; tasty, dense, tart black fruit, Asian spice, black fig palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    11/25/2011 (link) 94 points

    (Château Lynch-Bages) From 375 ml - very dark red violet color; tart currant, olive, pencil lead nose; elegant, pencil lead, tart currant, tart cassis palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    12/11/2004 (link) 95 points

    (Château Lynch-Bages) Plum, asian spice box nose; tasty, rich, plum, hoisin sauce, roasted fruit, asian spice box palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/25/2003 (link) 96 points

    (Château Lynch-Bages) Nose of olive and herbs; great entry, nicely balanced, great fruit

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1989
  • 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, 014100076629, 0400005643774, 041224152502, 072180692740, 078742374604, 087000330115, 204022504342, 206331002649, 206486002594, 400000923871, 649185961968

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 106 (1%)
  • In Cellars 11,498 (69%)
  • Consumed 5,159 (31%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

rib-eye, agneau, Beef, braised lamb shanks, duck, entrecote w/ sauce, game bird, Gigot d'agneau aux légumes frais, Ixterra, Lamb

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