1988 Chateau Lynch-Bages Bordeaux - 95 pts - 750ml

1988 Chateau Lynch-Bages Bordeaux - 95 pts - 750ml

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1988 Chateau Lynch-Bages Bordeaux - 95 pts!
Wow! Lynch Bages' 1993 reveals a thick, opaque purple color. The initial subdued aromas of earth, subtle red and black fruits, and oak, require coaxing to unleash. The wine's attack begins well, with a first impression of muscle, richness, body, and intensity, but a weakness in the mid-palate and a tannic ferocity quickly suggest the wine's extraction of fruit may not be sufficient. If this wine fills out, it will merit a rating in the upper eighties. If it does not, look for this to be a chunky, husky, frightfully tannic and tough wine that may evolve along the lines of this property's very good, but austere 1966. The 1993 needs 4-6 years of cellaring; it will last for 15+ years. RP

Product Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1988
Rating 95 WS
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Lynch Bages
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 1988 Chateau Lynch-Bages Bordeaux - 95 pts! Complex aromas of dark chocolate, currant and cigar box. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a mouthpuckering finish. Still very concentrated and chewy. Finishes with loads of ripe fruits, tobacco and cedar. Big and juicy wine. Give it a couple of years still. WS One of the big surprises is how delicious this wine has turned out. It is a beautiful, classic claret. Dark ruby-colored with purple hues, it reveals aromas of dried herbs, smoke, leather, grilled meats, and copious black cherry and currant fruit. Medium-bodied, powerful, rich, and surprisingly evolved, this vintage has hit its plateau of maturity, where it should remain for another 10-12 years. RP

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator 95 WS

Burghound

Burghound

Winery Details

Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Vintage 1988
Rating 95 WS
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Location Pauillac
Producer Lynch Bages
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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