Château Lynch-Bages, 1989

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Château Lynch-Bages, 1989

Pauillac, Bordeaux, France



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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 73%, Merlot 15%, Cabernet Franc 10%, Petit Verdot 2% Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Winemaker: Jean-Paul Polaert Optimum Drinking: 2018-2030 Reviewer Rating: 99 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 100742 Alcohol: 12.5% Fill Level: Excellent levels. Label Quality: Excellent labels and capsules.
Estate Notes

Lynch-Bages, with a succession of fine vintages since 1981, has justifiably built up a solid reputation based on deeply concentrated, classically styled wines. Its owner, Jean-Michel Cazes, is a proud, gregarious man, who has constantly championed the wines of Lynch-Bages, Pauillac and Bordeaux. So much so, that President Chirac bestowed upon him the country’s highest decoration – a Knighthood in the Legion of Honour.

Known fondly in the trade as Lunch Bags, this phrase is perhaps more appropriate now than ever given the redevelopment of the hamlet of Bages, which now boasts a stylish café and bakery – perfect for lunchtime stops!

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"Still youthfully closed but highly complex nose hints at cassis, minerals, gunflint and Oriental spices. Quite clean and juicy, boasting lovely precision and size to its flavors of small dark berries, smoky plum, coffee and minerals. This pure, long wine finishes with enticingly soft flavors of red cherry and marzipan. Though rich and opulent, this graceful, seamless wine can still age effortlessly. Maybe the best Lynch-Bages of the last 30 years." Stephen Tanzer

“Opulent aromas of berries and hints of eucalyptus and fresh herbs. Full-bodied and very juicy, with big velvety tannins and a ripe long finish. Flavor plus. Nice now but better with age.This has always been superb.” Wine Spectator

"Powerful and muscular, with high tannin and superb concentration, this is Lynch Bages at its biggest and most beastly. However, everything is in balance for a stunning evolution."