Château Lynch Bages 1989


Robert Parker 99 | CellarTracker 93 | WineIsuppose 98
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Although I have been wrong on other occasions I rated the Lynch Bages at 98 points from the very beginning, and way before Parker (re-)discovered the greatness of this fabulous Lynch Bages. This is superrich, complex and beautiful, while refined and aristocratic. Very fine! One of those wines anyone who wants to experience true greatness but can not afford to try all.

| Eugene Bergen, WineIsuppose

 

The 1989 has taken forever to shed its formidable tannins, but what a great vintage of Lynch Bages! I would rank it at the top of the pyramid although the 1990, 2000, and down the road, some of the more recent vintages such as 2005, 2009 and 2010 should come close to matching the 1989?s extraordinary concentration and undeniable aging potential. Its dense purple color reveals a slight lightening at the edge and the stunning bouquet offers classic notes of creme de cassis, subtle smoke, oak and graphite. Powerful and rich with some tannins still to shed at age 22, it is still a young adolescent in terms of its evolution and will benefit from another 4-5 years of cellaring. It should prove to be a 50 year wine.

| Robert Parker

 

 Region France | Bordeaux | Pauillac
 Type Red wine
 Bottle size Standard bottle (0,75 liter)
 Bottle condition
Bottles in perfect condition: Labels and capsules excellent. Levels into the neck. Stored in fully conditioned cellar.
 When to drink