2009 Lynch Bages Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • Best
    seller
  • WA 98
  • JS 97
  • WS 96
  • WE 96
  • NM 96
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2009 Lynch Bages Bordeaux Blend

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
Performing even better from bottle than it did from barrel this appears to be the finest Lynch Bages since the 2000 1990 and 1989. According to the chateau the 2009 has the highest level of polyphenols ever measured as... Performing even better from bottle than it did from barrel this appears to be the finest Lynch Bages since the 2000 1990 and 1989. According to the chateau the 2009 has the highest level of polyphenols ever measured as well as high alcohol (nearly 13.5%). A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest largely Merlot with touches of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot it is an expressive voluptuously textured effort with unctuosity and powerful juicy succulent blackberry and black currant flavors low acids a layered massive mouthfeel but no sense of heaviness or fatigue. This exquisite Lynch Bages should drink well for 30+ years.
JS 97
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2012
Wow. Intense aromas of blackberries currants and blueberries follow through to a full body with wonderful fruit and ultra-fine tannins. Fabulous Lynch. One of the top buys of the vintage. Best since 1989. I think that... Wow. Intense aromas of blackberries currants and blueberries follow through to a full body with wonderful fruit and ultra-fine tannins. Fabulous Lynch. One of the top buys of the vintage. Best since 1989. I think that 2010 is probably better. Try in 2020.
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
Tight and backward this has dense almost chewy layers of fig currant and plum cake behind a very solid wall of cedar roasted vanilla and charcoal notes. There's serious grip on the finish with an iron edge that won't... Tight and backward this has dense almost chewy layers of fig currant and plum cake behind a very solid wall of cedar roasted vanilla and charcoal notes. There's serious grip on the finish with an iron edge that won't quit. Best from 2015 through 2035. -JM
WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2012
A dense immense solidly powerful wine. The ripest fruit overflows paralleling the dark solid tannins. As so often Lynch-Bages is a blockbuster dark and concentrated with immense aging potential.
NM 96
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2013
Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Lynch Bages '09 is a triumph from Jean-Charles Chevalier and his team, putting in a superb performance under tough blind conditions (to the point where I speculated that it... Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The Lynch Bages '09 is a triumph from Jean-Charles Chevalier and his team, putting in a superb performance under tough blind conditions (to the point where I speculated that it could be Mouton!) It has a wonderful controlled and precise on the understated nose - but there is a brooding presence here - the sense of a class act that does not want to be disturbed. Graphite, blackberry and crushed stone unfold with every passing moment. The palate is medium-bodied with a citrus fresh entry. There is very good weight here, primal but supremely well balanced with a gradual build towards the insistent minty finish. Gorgeous.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
Bright ruby-red. Very pure perfumed aromas of blackberry and licorice. Dense generous and deep if youthfully tightly wound with sweet black fruit flavors nicely framed by sound acidity. Finishes with serious tannic... Bright ruby-red. Very pure perfumed aromas of blackberry and licorice. Dense generous and deep if youthfully tightly wound with sweet black fruit flavors nicely framed by sound acidity. Finishes with serious tannic clout and complex saline and peppery notes. An extremely backward and very impressive Lynch Bages for serious cellaring.