Red

1989 Château Lynch-Bages

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Pauillac
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Community Tasting Notes 637

  • NoTrollingerPlease Likes this wine: 95 points

    November 9, 2019 - Best bottle (Restaurant Holz und Feuer, Kirchheim, Germany): Glass: Gabriel Standard
    Popped and poured, not decanted. Clear, deep purple with some tawny rim. Nose was still tight and closed. Maybe we should have decanted the wine. You can smell a great BDX in the making, but it is simply not yet opened up.
    On the palate same situation: This is a monster in the making! All is there: wonderful integrated acidity, high, perfectly ripe and silky tannin, wonderful red fruit, some tertiary aromas of leather and spices. But it is also tight and dense, not yet open for business. For most of the people the WOTN, and I agree, that it will be a 97-98 wine in the future, but at the moment it was to closed for my taste. Nevertheless, a great experience and a pleasure to drink! 95++

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Nutty08 Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 3, 2019 - Took 4-5hrs to finally open. Probably should have decanted. Last glass was the best, showing a nice lively mint notes mixed with dark almost black fruit. Very youthful. Still has plenty of tannin to resolve. Not quite as thrilling as a bottle a few years ago but still an excellent Bordeaux

  • texaswinelover wrote:

    November 3, 2019 - Purchase this bottle nearly 15 years ago along with a 2nd ‘89 and a ‘90. Stored in same cellar. This bottle was extremely different. Different enough to make me wonder if it was fake, which I highly doubt. Not mature. Still showing tiny oak. Very red fruited. Little tertiary development. Strange to say the least.

  • bankermd wrote: 92 points

    November 2, 2019 - This bottle was precisely as described by SimonG. A very good wine, but by no means a great bottle.

  • Shay.Aldriedge Likes this wine: 97 points

    October 23, 2019 - This is an example of a wine that surpasses all expectations and is an absolute knockout in every way. I acquired this a few years back in anticipation of my wife’s 30th, and what an experience we were treated to.

    The cork on this wine was so impeccable it had me wondering if this was fake. Hardly any seepage, and pristine at the top. Great lower neck fill. I expected this to have funk to blow off, but it didn’t need it, that’s how youthful it was! In the glass, it was dark in color with a slightly fading ruby rim. Explosive aromatics with ripe black cherries, bay leaf, new leather, herbal spices and black currant. Mind blowing profile and structure on the palate...graphite, blackberries, smoked plum, sweet cherry tobacco, and cedar shavings evolve and show layers upon layers of complexity. Seamless and clean, but...I can’t believe I’m saying this...probably still has another 10-15yrs of enjoyment. Aging marvelously and glacially.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
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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 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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    January 2012 (link)

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

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  • 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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Vinous

  • 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, 204022504342, 206331002649, 206486002594, 400000923871, 649185961968

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 73 (0%)
  • In Cellars 10,865 (71%)
  • Consumed 4,354 (28%)

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Community Recommendations

rib-eye, agneau, Beef, braised lamb shanks, entrecote w/ sauce, Gigot d'agneau aux légumes frais, Ixterra, Lamb, lamb w/ green pepper corn sauce, lamb w/ rosemary

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