1996 Lynch Bages Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L

  • WS 92
  • IWC 91
  • WA 91
  • NM 90

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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
91+ (79% cabernet sauvignon, 13% merlot, 6% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot; 5.2 g/l total acidity; 13% alcohol): Dark ruby-red with a hint of garnet. Cabernet sauvignon-typical aromas of blackcurrant, violet, tobacco... 91+ (79% cabernet sauvignon, 13% merlot, 6% cabernet franc and 2% petit verdot; 5.2 g/l total acidity; 13% alcohol): 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. - Ian D'Agata
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2016
The 1996 Lynch Bages has a delightful fresh, minty bouquet that does not quite deliver the complexity of recent vintages, nicely perfumed with hints of wilted rose petal developing with time. The palate is well balanced... The 1996 Lynch Bages has a delightful fresh, minty bouquet that does not quite deliver the complexity of recent vintages, nicely perfumed with hints of wilted rose petal developing with time. The palate is well balanced with a fine line of acidity, fresh from the start with blackcurrant pastilles, a touch of tobacco with a tightly coiled, minerally, slightly sharp finish that perhaps just needs a little more depth. I appreciate that lingering pencil lead note on the aftertaste, completing a solid if unspectacular Lynch Bages. It's the kind of Pauillac I would grab from a restaurant list at the right price. A point. Tasted July 2016. - Neal Martin
NM 90
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, January 2009
This is much more masculine and austere on the nose than the 1995. Very typical of a 1996 Pauillac with scents of cigar box and smoke, although there appears to be less fruit intensity and opulence than the 1995. A silky... This is much more masculine and austere on the nose than the 1995. Very typical of a 1996 Pauillac with scents of cigar box and smoke, although there appears to be less fruit intensity and opulence than the 1995. A silky entry, good fruit concentration although there is not the precocity of the 1995. Perhaps just pushed a little too much, the 1995 showing more natural balance and harmony. Very sweet on the finish, perhaps too sweet with blackberry, raspberry and a touch of plum. Good length, but I err towards the 1995 at this moment. Drink 2010-2018.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pauillac
Vintage 1996