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2000 Château Lynch-Bages

  • 97 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 53151-2000

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 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: January/February 2012
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating:

    Another wonderful 2000 coming out of its long sleep. It shows beautiful aromas of berry, tobacco, herb and spice that follow through to a full palate with round, textured tannins and lots of fruit. Drink or hold.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 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.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 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.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    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.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
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    Author: metlaw
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: dave1161
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    Author: davinci68
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    Author: gd10102
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Drink Dates: (08-25)
    Author: winefolio
  • Self | Rating: 4

    Author: deloca
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: RDV
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    Author: VinoDeparture
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Southbound Union
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Horms
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    Author: 458Italia
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    Author: coinbuster
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: rsfj
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    Author: RhoneRanger
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    Drink Dates: 2008-2020
    Author: Wingman
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Drink Dates: 2008-2025
    Author: JDF1960
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Decanted for 7 hours. After 5 hours this thing was tight as a drum, totally closed for business and very disappointing. And then it relented. The nose is smoky, earthy, full of tobacco, creme de cassis, yet still quite black. On the palate this is massive, black, and closed. Yet there are layers of fruit and extract, dustiness. The finish is tannic, powerful, tight, yet lingering. With a couple more hours this is softening yet at the same time closing. It is a weird, educational experience.
  • Self | Rating: 8.5

    Deep dark ruby color; strong bodied and bold bouquet coming out, with rich burst of red currant and licorice; great structure with rich chewy tannins. A bit bitter on after taste. Needs more cellaring
    Author: Yungster
  • Self | Rating: 93

    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.
    Author: Front Man
  • Self | Rating: 95

    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!!
    Author: Cellar Dweller 33
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    Author: 1SK
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Still young, try again in 2017
    Author: Pierre T184
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Sweet fruit; not very sweet; a lot like the '01 but less open and easy. Not giving a lot to me; when it opens this may merit 95+, but to me it was kind of a plain-jane 90 right now. Seems to have the structure to age...
    Drink Dates: 2012-2025
    Author: dwilson
  • Self | Rating: 92

    The poor man?s Mouton did well in this vintage but to my taste does not come close to the 1985 ? a triumph which drinks exceptionally well right now. Unfortunately, Lynch Bages has increased in price by over 400% since the '85 vintage release. Darkly colored (like most 2000s) with an airy and open nose of rather off putting funk and animal aromas coupled with primary fruit and wood. Wonderfully smooth and supple in the mouth ? texturally the wine can be drunk with pleasure right now. I would like to see a bit more stuffing in this wine however.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2020
    Author: Daniel B
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Tight very tight. The wine was opened 2 and a half hours before drinking. Nose of dark current, plumb and tabacco. Tannins are silky smooth. This wine will age for at least another 15 years.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2027
    Author: King3194
  • Self | Rating: 96

    What a great example of fine, complex and delicious Lynch Bages. Just arriving to mature, silky tannins, classic Paulliac nose of leather, mineral, plummy, ripe fruit. Long and sweety finish. Just getting expectcular....shall lasts a decade or more
    Drink Dates: 2011-2022
    Author: Jito72
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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Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

White Bordeaux blends are most commonly composed of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc, and come in a range of dry and sweet styles. Sémillon contributes body while Sauvignon Blanc adds high acidity, a characteristic that is particularly important in the sweet wines of Bordeaux.

Sauternes is one of the world’s most prestigious regions for sweet wine production, made possible by Sémillon’s affinity for noble rot. Wines from world-renowned Château d’Yquem are fermented and matured in new oak for up to three years and can age for decades in bottle. These wines display complex aromas of melon, honey, apricot, citrus peel, mango, and butterscotch and develop added complexity and aromas with age.

The best dry wines from this blend come from producers such as Château Haut-Brion, Château Pape Clément, and Domaine de Chevalier in Pessac-Léognan and Graves. These wines are typically fermented and matured in new oak and display a full-bodied richness with concentrated nutty flavors overlaying the fruit.

Due to its freshness and flavor profile, dry white Bordeaux blends pair well with almost any white food, including all types of fish, poultry, veal, and pork. The sweet wines of Bordeaux pair well with foie gras, oysters, blue cheese, spicy food (particularly Asian cuisines), any dish with sweet notes, and of course, dessert.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 11615 bottles owned
  • 1103 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 1103 collectors)