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1996 Lynch-Bages 750ml
1996 Lynch-Bages
France - Bordeaux - Pauillac / Fifth Growth
Red / Bordeaux Blend
1996 Lynch-Bages
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Professional Reviews


International Wine Cellar Author: Ian D'Agata Issue: Issue 10098

(79% cabernet sauvignon, 13% merlot, 6% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot; 5.2 g/l total acidity; 13% alcohol): Dark ruby-red with a hint of garnet. Cabernet sauvignon-typical aromas of blackcurrant, violet, tobacco, dried herbs and minerals, complicated by a touch of smoky oak. In a distinctly firm, structured style, but with juicy acidity intensifying the dark berry and mineral flavors. Building flesh and sweetness on the back half counterbalances the wine's firm spine, spreading out nicely on the lingering finish. Though currently a little clenched and austere, this wine offers excellent precision and wonderful balance.

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Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 196

The 1996 exhibits a dark plum/ruby/purple color that is just beginning to lighten at the edge, surprisingly velvety tannins and a classic Pauillac bouquet of lead pencil shavings, cedarwood, black currants, sweet cherries and spice box. This medium to full-bodied, elegant, savory, broad wine is still five years away from full maturity. It should continue to drink well for another 10-15 years.

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Wine Spectator

Deep, dark ruby with intense aromas of mint, berries and currants. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a delicious ripe fruit and lead-pencil aftertaste. Very fine indeed. Typically outstanding for Lynch-Bages. 35,000 cases made.

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Community Reviews

Chez Fisher Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 09/28/2013 Drink Dates:

Ready to be drunk and very good.

Peter B Trust Rating: 96 Tasted On: 02/05/2012 Drink Dates:

Very nice. Integrated well but not nearly like the 1989.


Sandeep A Trust Rating: 94 Tasted On: 04/29/2011 Drink Dates: 2010-2020

Very silky on the palate. Graphite and classic Lynch on the nose. Highly recommended and went great with steaks


JDF1960 Trust Rating: 87 Tasted On: 05/26/2009 Drink Dates: 2004-2025


Spike Ngai Trust Rating: 93 Tasted On: 04/28/2009 Drink Dates: 2004-2025


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