2004 Lynch-Bages

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PAUILLAC
abv 13.0%
  • 87 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 89 IWC
  • 80 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 53151-2004-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    (84% cabernet sauvignon, 9% merlot, 5% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot; 3.73 pH; 66 IPT; 13% alcohol): Fully saturated inky ruby. Captivating nose offers redcurrant, black cherry, tar, tobacco, graphite and cedar aromas. Sweet, lush and ripe, with pure blackberry, cocoa and coffee flavors accented by a hint of shoe polish. Very good balance and sound acidity keeps this light on its feet. Finishes a bit warm and simple, with average length but good texture for the vintage. An excellent example of how good some of the 2004 Bordeaux can be: this would make an excellent wine-by-the-glass choice in a restaurant, or could be enjoyed now and over the next few years while your 2005s and 2006s mature in the cellar.
    Author: Ian D'Agata
    Issue: January/February 2012
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Aromas of currant bush and raspberry follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with velvety tannins and a medium finish. A balanced and pleasing wine already. 35,000 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 87

    Evolving quickly, the dark plum/garnet-colored 2004 reveals notes of tobacco leaf, forest floor, black fruits, new saddle leather, licorice and earth, good, rather than great, depth of fruit and medium body. Drink this mid-weight effort over the next 10-15 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Respectable mid ruby. Light agreeable scent that's a little barnyardy. Very chewy tannins. Robust!
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Drink Dates: 2007-2021
    Author: JDF1960
  • Self | Rating: 85

    Drink Dates: 2008
    Author: gm
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Drink Dates: 2009-2021
    Author: MikeB
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Bruce Lam
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: juglum
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Drink Dates: 2012-2020
    Author: CBS Wine
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Aromas of currant bush and raspberry follow through to a medium-bodied palate, with velvety tannins and a medium finish. A balanced and pleasing wine already.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2030
    Author: Stefan N
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Best after 2014. Still a baby and unevloved. Simply needs 4-5 yrs time in bottle to develop complexity and the minerality that makes Lynch-Bages uniques. It has the components, the purity, high quality frit and the toasty oak. On the nose is pure finesse.By 2014 the score shall be 5-6 pts higher easily.
    Drink Dates: 2014-2021
    Author: Jito72
  • Self | Rating: 88

    nice aroma, but so so in mouth
    Author: Wang Chong
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Reasonably deep ruby red colour. No real legs to speak of but a decent halo around the edge of the glass. Berries, plums and a background of chocolate. A relatively easy going wine and certainly very approachable from the outset. Starts light, builds on the palate with enough tannins to hold it together well, however not a big wine. Surpringly good finish. I quite liked it, a great compromise wine for some one who likes bigger wines but is drinking with a friend or partner that wants something lighter. Lovers of big wines probably wouldn't choose it alone but won't regret sharing one.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2015
    Author: sdfc
  • Self | Rating:

    Very classy, excellent. Like 3 - 4 hr oxy. Well worth price.
    Author: Wojtek
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.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1041 bottles owned
  • 177 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 177 collectors)