|Classification||Cinquième Cru Classé|
|Brand||Chateau Lynch Bages|
|Grape||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Bordeaux Blend|
|Condition||From Original Wooden Case|
A sensational effort for the vintage, this textured, opulent, superb Lynch Bages is already strutting its stuff and should easily last for 20 years. Medium to full-bodied with an opaque dense purple color, notes of flowers and cassis, a layered texture that builds incrementally in the mouth and tremendous purity and depth, it can be drunk now or cellared for two decades or more. Bravo!
Very solid, with a super beam of dark currant, tobacco and iron pushed by charcoal, melted fig and cocoa notes. There's a nicely rounded feel, but also plenty of grip in reserve.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 18/20 points.