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2008 Château Lynch-Bages

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PAUILLAC
abv 13.5%
  • 93 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 53151-2008

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    A sensational effort for the vintage, this textured, opulent, superb Lynch Bages is already strutting its stuff and should easily last for 20 years. Medium to full-bodied with an opaque dense purple color, notes of flowers and cassis, a layered texture that builds incrementally in the mouth and tremendous purity and depth, it can be drunk now or cellared for two decades or more. Bravo!
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    Bright red-ruby. Dark berries, redcurrant, licorice and mint on the nose. Sweet, tactile, chewy and rich, with a firm edge of acidity giving cut and definition to the flavors of crushed cherry, redcurrant, minerals and spices. The building tannins come across as smooth. An elegantly styled Pauillac with a firm spine of acids and tannins for aging.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2011
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Classic aromas of cigar box and cassis, just a little exotic too. More streamlined on the palate. Grainy and dense but also fresh and lively. Very youthful. (JH)
    Author: Julia Harding MW
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Very solid, with a super beam of dark currant, tobacco and iron pushed by charcoal, melted fig and cocoa notes. There's a nicely rounded feel, but also plenty of grip in reserve.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2019-2024
    Author: Thierry27
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Mayo
  • Self | Rating:

    Not tasted
    Author: Waddy
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Slightly more balanced than Las cAsrs of the same vintage but still austere
    Author: Ilya S
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

  • 663 bottles owned
  • 92 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 92 collectors)