2000 Lynch-Bages 750ml

France - Bordeaux - Pauillac | Fifth Growth/ Red / Bordeaux Blend
2000 Lynch-Bages

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International Wine Cellar | 94

71% cabernet sauvignon, 16% merlot, 11% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot; 5.5 g/l total acidity; 13.3% alcohol): Deep ruby-red. Knockout aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, mocha and cedar complicated by scorched earth and tobacco. Big, ripe and dense, with flavors similar to the aromas and a seamless, rich texture. Though powerful and rich, with a sensual mouthfeel, it maintains a graceful, light-on-its-feet quality. Finishes with ripe, fine-grained tannins and excellent length. Still an infant, but clearly a great vintage for this property.

Author: Ian D'Agata
Issue: Issue 10098

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Jancis Robinson | 17.5

Very dark ruby with some evolution. Toasty and appetising. Very appealing subtlety and complexity on the nose though on the palate it is clearly not as ripe as some. Maybe higher yields? An attractive drink but far from intense.

Drink Dates: 2010-2024
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Wine Advocate | 97

Beginning to open magnificently, the still dense purple-colored 2000 reveals a blossoming bouquet of blackberries, cassis, graphite and pen ink. Full-bodied with velvety tannins that have resolved themselves beautifully over the last eleven years, this wine is still an adolescent, but it exhibits admirable purity, texture, mouthfeel and power combined with elegance. One of the all-time great examples of Lynch Bages, the 2000 is just beginning to drink well yet promises to last for another 20-25+ years.

Drink Dates: 2011-2036
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 196

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Wine Spectator | 96

Gorgeous aromas of plums, blackberries and licorice, with hints of mineral. Full-bodied, with full, silky tannins and a long, long finish. Big and solid. Fantastic. If you love Lynch, you won't be disappointed. 35,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2010+
Author: James Suckling


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Score: 95
Author: Cellar Dweller 33
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 02/08/2014
One of the best wines I've have ever experienced, if not the best. So balanced and smooth. Dark fruit and oh such a seamless and long finish!!

2 of 2 people found this review useful.

Score: 91
Author: RDV
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 09/14/2013

0 of 2 people found this review useful.

Score: 95
Author: rsfj
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 05/29/2013

1 of 2 people found this review useful.

Score: 93
Author: Front Man
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 11/23/2012
I was surprised how young and unevolved this bottle seemed based on other reviews. Dominated by oak on the nose and palate with just a hint of clove and spice upon opening. It took a good 6 hours of air for the oak to calm down. Plenty of fruit left so I am hoping this will balance out. I'll try another bottle in 5 years or so. 93 pts. Probably 95 or 96 pts 24 hours later based on one remaining glass that finally smoothed out. Should be really nice in 5-10 years.

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Score: 93
Author: Horms
Trust Rating: 16
Tasted On: 11/18/2012

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More Vintages and Sizes of Lynch-Bages:

2010 (750ml)
2005 (750ml)
2003 (750ml)
1999 (750ml)
1995 (750ml)

About This Producer


Located just outside the town of Pauillac, Chateau Lynch Bages is famous for its Cabernet-based wines, which typify the best of the appellation. The estate is classified as one of eighteen Fifth Growths from the official 1855 classification; many experts, though, would argue that its quality merits it a place among the Second Growths. Typical Lynch-Bages reveals a wonderful bouquet, rich tannins, a long finish, and softness and complexity with age. From its founding in the 1600s, the chateau was owned by many generations of the Lynch family, and in the 1930s, was purchased by the Cazes family, who continue operations today. The finest vintages over the last fifty years include 1961, 1982, 1989, 1990, 1996 and 2000. In addition to its flagship red, Chateau Lynch Bages also produces a white wine and a second label called Haut Bages Averous.

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