1978 Lynch-Bages

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PAUILLAC
  • 92 WS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 53151-1978-750-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Author: James Suckling
  • Bordeaux Book(1998) | Rating: 82

    The 1978 is very similar to the 1979 in that it is round, fruity, and straightforward in style, with soft, spicy black currant flavors of moderate intensity. Ready to drink now, it should continue to drink well for another 5-6 years. A good, but not particularly noteworthy effort from Lynch-Bages.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Soft not thin with delicate but well defined fruit. Improved after 20 mins. in glass. Wine was much better than I expected. Great refined fruit flavors. Color good with only slight browning on edges. Good nose.
    Drink Dates: 2014-2015
    Author: Walter Z
  • Self | Rating: 84

    Virtually perfect appearing bottle with fill up into the neck. Prior bottles of this wine have been undrinkably funky and foul. However, this bottle delivered the goods. Still deeply colored, the wine shows strong and persistent Pauillac aromas of cassis and licorice. Slightly thin on the palate but warm fruit makes its presence known. On the downward side of maturity, drink up soon.
    Author: Daniel B
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 193 bottles owned
  • 63 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 88
    (Out of 63 collectors)