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1996 Lynch-Bages Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Pauillac - Red - Fifth Growth

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France - Bordeaux - Pauillac

Red Bordeaux Blend - Fifth Growth
Producer Notes

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,... More »

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Drink Dates
Comm: 2005-2022
5 for sale

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 10098
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author Chez Fisher
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.886%
Tasted On 09/28/2013
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Ready to be drunk and very good.

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Author Peter B
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.013%
Tasted On 02/05/2012
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Very nice. Integrated well but not nearly like the 1989.

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Author Sandeep A
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.444%
Tasted On 04/29/2011
Drink Dates 2010-2020

Very silky on the palate. Graphite and classic Lynch on the nose. Highly recommended and went great with steaks

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Author JDF1960
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 85.294%
Tasted On 05/26/2009
Drink Dates 2004-2025
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Author Spike Ngai
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 91.463%
Tasted On 04/28/2009
Drink Dates 2004-2025


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Author Conrad K
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.231%
Tasted On 04/11/2009
Drink Dates 2007-2020

This is still drinking young. Classic Lynch Bages, but not sure that it will be the equal of 90. It needs 2 hours of air to show cedar and casis on the nose and palate.

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Author stujakub
Site / Blog  Trust Rating 99.315%
Tasted On 04/07/2009

meaty and angular with a rustic, slightly damp smell (not corked though, just 'wet'. Austere with focused spices first, but then it really softens up the mouth with a nice mouth coating feel. Acidity still very strong and lasting on the finish. Rough tannins, but in a good way that melt in your mouth and on the finish.

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Author vinopazzo
Site / Blog   Trust Rating
Tasted On 10/09/2008
Drink Dates 2007-2012

Amazing purity, creme de cassis and delineation in a wine that can drink right out of the bottle but still has 5-7 years to go. This wine has the tarry nuances of Mouton at 1/3 the price. A true pleasure in the bottle, velvety tannins with forward cabernet dark fruits in the nose and taste. Enjoy now and over the next 3-5 years.

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Author Brad Coelho
Site / Blog Unidentified Appellation Trust Rating 96.952%
Tasted On 06/18/2008
Drink Dates 04/01/2008

The first of the group was crisp, mature and full of complexity. Notions of tobacco, pepper, licorice, tilled earth, truffles and black currant are bright, medium bodied and have a bit of a chewy disposition. While the wine is by no means a blockbuster, it is noble and full of charm and is sure to satiate any fan of finesse-driven Cabernet

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Author Stephen G41
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.309%
Tasted On 03/11/2007

Certainly at maturation plateau, not likely to get much, if any, better. Very food friendly on the night we had it. As Coates would say, "Fine."

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Author Oh Ghee
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Tasted On 12/31/2004
Drink Dates 2002-2027
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Author Daniel B
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.286%
Tasted On 03/01/2003
Drink Dates 2012-2022

Dark black colored wine with no signs of aging. Anise, dark fruits, spice, aged beef aromas. Well balanced with plenty of tannin and acidity. Drink 2012 to 2022.

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Created  Dec 22, 2009
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