2003 Lynch-Bages 750ml

France - Bordeaux - Pauillac | Fifth Growth/ Red / Bordeaux Blend
2003 Lynch-Bages

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International Wine Cellar | 88

(a blend of 75% cabernet sauvignon, 15% merlot, 8% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot; 3.63 pH; 68 IPT; 13.1% alcohol): Deep ruby-red. Superripe aromas of red cherries macerated in alcohol, leather, lead pencil and sweet spices. Very forward and open-knit on the palate, with earthy black fruit flavors complemented by coffee, licorice and bay leaf notes. Turns quite tannic on the moderately long finish. This does not appear to have reached full polyphenolic maturity. Though there is no denying the wine's initial fleshy appeal, I find it a little too astringent and grainy.

Author: Ian D'Agata
Issue: Issue 10098

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Wine Advocate | 94

A healthy, youthful dark plum/ruby/purple color is followed by a bouquet of smoke, barbecued meats, black currants and new saddle leather. With full body and sweet tannin, this 2003 is strutting its stuff. Although it is not as fine as the 1989, 1990, or 2000, it is a complex, classic Pauillac to enjoy over the next decade.

Drink Dates: 2014-2024
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 214

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Wine Spectator | 92

A wine with silky, refined tannins and delicate fruit. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a lovely long, textured finish. This builds on the palate. More subtle than I remember. 35,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2011+
Author: James Suckling


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Score: 92
Author: NC
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 03/21/2010
Drink Dates: 2012-2020
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Author: alphajet
Trust Rating: 89
Tasted On: 03/12/2010
Drink Dates: 2012-2030
Score: 92
Author: gd10102
Trust Rating: 81
Tasted On: 01/02/2010
Drink Dates: 2010-2020
Inital nose is blackberry and vanilla with roses. Medium to full bodied, deep purple to the rim. This is a great wine with a smooth mouth coating and a 20 second finish. Soft and velvety and a nice acidity to pair well with protein. Decanted for one hour, from magnum.

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Score: 89
Author: MikeB
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 07/26/2009
Drink Dates: 2009-2020
Score: 89
Author: Spike Ngai
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 04/28/2009
Drink Dates: 2008-2020
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More Vintages and Sizes of Lynch-Bages:

2010 (750ml)
2005 (750ml)
2000 (750ml)
1999 (750ml)

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