1989 Lynch Bages Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 99
  • WS 96
  • IWC 95
  • JS 94
  • JR 93

Reviews for 1989 Lynch Bages Bordeaux Blend

WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2011
The 1989 has taken forever to shed its formidable tannins but what a great vintage of Lynch Bages! I would rank it at the top of the pyramid although the 1990 2000 and down the road some of the more recent vintages such... The 1989 has taken forever to shed its formidable tannins but what a great vintage of Lynch Bages! I would rank it at the top of the pyramid although the 1990 2000 and down the road some of the more recent vintages such as 2005 2009 and 2010 should come close to matching the 1989's extraordinary concentration and undeniable aging potential. Its dense purple color reveals a slight lightening at the edge and the stunning bouquet offers classic notes of creme de cassis subtle smoke oak and graphite. Powerful and rich with some tannins still to shed at age 22 it is still a young adolescent in terms of its evolution and will benefit from another 4-5 years of cellaring. It should prove to be a 50 year wine.99+
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2010
Delivers so much blackberry leather and dried fruits on the nose. Full-bodied with ultrapolished tannins and a silky mouthfeel. The palate turns to leaves cedar and dried berries on the finish which goes on and on. This... Delivers so much blackberry leather and dried fruits on the nose. Full-bodied with ultrapolished tannins and a silky mouthfeel. The palate turns to leaves cedar and dried berries on the finish which goes on and on. This is still reserved for the vintage suggesting a long life ahead. Just coming around now but will improve many years ahead. I have always loved this Lynch.-'89/'99 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2009)
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2012
Deep ruby-red. 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... Deep ruby-red. 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.
JS 94
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2011
I have always been a big fan of this rich wine, with its currant and tropical fruit character on the nose and palate, and just a hint of toasted oak. It’s full-bodied, with wild fruit and tobacco character, and a roasted... I have always been a big fan of this rich wine, with its currant and tropical fruit character on the nose and palate, and just a hint of toasted oak. It’s full-bodied, with wild fruit and tobacco character, and a roasted coffee bean aftertaste. This is a fabulous wine. Served from imperial bottle.
JR 93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, May 2013
A really lovely Lynch this. As it has been for some time. Dark ruby. Very rich and sweet. Just very slightly rusty on the end. Lovely and vital on the mid palate and just slightly falls off at the end. But it sure... A really lovely Lynch this. As it has been for some time. Dark ruby. Very rich and sweet. Just very slightly rusty on the end. Lovely and vital on the mid palate and just slightly falls off at the end. But it sure delivers both peasure and richness so that initially I wondered whether it wasn't right bank. Voluptuous. 18/20