1989 Lynch Bages Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WA 99
  • WS 96
  • IWC 91

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 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2002
...Intriguing nose melds cassis shoe polish iodine and mint along with a faint sweaty quality. Thick sweet and large but a bit blocky and inelegant. Still quite young and bound-up. A backward solidly structured wine that... ...Intriguing nose melds cassis shoe polish iodine and mint along with a faint sweaty quality. Thick sweet and large but a bit blocky and inelegant. Still quite young and bound-up. A backward solidly structured wine that finishes with fairly tough tannins...