1996 Lynch Bages Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 93
  • WS 92
  • IWC 91
  • JR 90

Reviews for 1996 Lynch Bages Bordeaux Blend

WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2011
The 1996 exhibits a dark plum/ruby/purple color that is just beginning to lighten at the edge, surprisingly velvety tannins and a classic Pauillac bouquet of lead pencil shavings, cedarwood, black currants, sweet cherries... The 1996 exhibits a dark plum/ruby/purple color that is just beginning to lighten at the edge, surprisingly velvety tannins and a classic Pauillac bouquet of lead pencil shavings, cedarwood, black currants, sweet cherries and spice box. This medium to full-bodied, elegant, savory, broad wine is still five years away from full maturity. It should continue to drink well for another 10-15 years. - Robert Parker
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2007
This is much more open than the 1995. Offers aromas and flavors of currant mint and spices. Full-bodied soft and velvety with a fruit finish. Starting to drink well now.--Lynch-Bages non-blind vertical. Best from 2008... This is much more open than the 1995. Offers aromas and flavors of currant mint and spices. Full-bodied soft and velvety with a fruit finish. Starting to drink well now.--Lynch-Bages non-blind vertical. Best from 2008 through 2012. 35000 cases made.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2012
Dark ruby-red with a hint of garnet. Cabernet sauvignon-typical aromas of blackcurrant, violet, tobacco, dried herbs and minerals, complicated by a touch of smoky oak. In a distinctly firm, structured style, but with... Dark ruby-red with a hint of garnet. Cabernet sauvignon-typical aromas of blackcurrant, violet, tobacco, dried herbs and minerals, complicated by a touch of smoky oak. In a distinctly firm, structured style, but with juicy acidity intensifying the dark berry and mineral flavors. Building flesh and sweetness on the back half counterbalances the wine's firm spine, spreading out nicely on the lingering finish. Though currently a little clenched and austere, this wine offers excellent precision and wonderful balance. 91+
JR 90
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, February 2011
Mid ruby. Savoury nose reminiscent of wet stones and then a real weight of ripe fruit. Still some greenness on the finish but this seems a bit more set for future development than most. 17/20