1985 Lynch Bages Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 95
  • IWC 94
  • JG 93
  • WA 92

Reviews for 1985 Lynch Bages Bordeaux Blend

WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 1996
Our wine of the year in 1988 and still well worth it. The first bottle was slightly cheesy but the second one was superb showing outstanding ripe berry cherry and currant flavors and layers of silky fine tannins. Sexy and... Our wine of the year in 1988 and still well worth it. The first bottle was slightly cheesy but the second one was superb showing outstanding ripe berry cherry and currant flavors and layers of silky fine tannins. Sexy and exciting. Drink now or hold.--Cabernet Challenge.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2002
Full red-ruby. Great nose combines plum syrup leather truffle spices and a faint herbaceous element. Juicy and very intensely flavored; not particularly complex but offers compelling inner-mouth perfume all the same... Full red-ruby. Great nose combines plum syrup leather truffle spices and a faint herbaceous element. Juicy and very intensely flavored; not particularly complex but offers compelling inner-mouth perfume all the same. Finishes very long and bright with lovely penetration and horizontal tannins. This wine had the misfortune of following the Lafite and Latour flights in the tasting; while it lacks the class of the first growths it boasts sneaky intensity. Drink now through 2015.
JG 93
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, October 2014
The good examples of 1985 Lynch Bages are beautiful bottles of wine. The deep and very complex nose offers up a very classy blend of cassis, dark berries, cigar ash, lovely, gravelly soil tones, espresso and a delicate... The good examples of 1985 Lynch Bages are beautiful bottles of wine. The deep and very complex nose offers up a very classy blend of cassis, dark berries, cigar ash, lovely, gravelly soil tones, espresso and a delicate topnote of petroleum jelly. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and beautifully balanced, with a fine core of fruit, lovely soil inflection, moderate tannins and excellent length and grip on the tangy and very finely focused finish. 93+
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2000
The 1985 has been totally disarming seductive and sexy since birth. Its corpulence medium to full-bodied personality low acidity attractive silkiness and copious quantities of herb-tinged cassis fruit have always made... The 1985 has been totally disarming seductive and sexy since birth. Its corpulence medium to full-bodied personality low acidity attractive silkiness and copious quantities of herb-tinged cassis fruit have always made this wine a winner. It is beginning to display a few signs that it is at its peak of maturity and will not get any better. In fact it might be best consumed over the next 5-10 years. As it sat in the glass the 1985 faded more than any other vintage but its immense up-front pleasure cannot be denied. This is a wine to decant right before serving and not to linger over. It is a beautiful elegant style of Lynch Bages. It is sure to please both connoisseurs and neophytes.</P>