In the powerful style of Lynch-Bages, although perhaps less exuberant than usual. Instead the concentration comes from juicy fruit, which gives it a softer quality. Even so, it still has solid tannins, dense texture and always the promise of good aging. *Cellar Selection* (RV)
Our love affair with Lynch-Bages stretches back a good many years, and, while we have frankly been disappointed with the property in more recent harvests, the 2008 is back in top form and offers up a stunning measure of deep, very confident and wonderfully extracted blackcurrant fruit. It is full and supple and fit with perfectly ripe tannins, and there is no question that it will age famously for years to come. It is, in our minds, one of the stars of the vintage.
Lots of currant and lemon rind undertones. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Tight and linear but pretty and bright. Just opening now. Drink or hold.
A sensational effort for the vintage, this textured, opulent, superb Lynch Bages is already strutting its stuff and should easily last for 20 years. Medium to full-bodied with an opaque dense purple color, notes of flowers and cassis, a layered texture that builds incrementally in the mouth and tremendous purity and depth, it can be drunk now or cellared for two decades or more. Bravo! (RP)
The 2008 Lynch Bages has a classic pencil lead and cedar scented bouquet with impressive delineation. It just takes a time to get going in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, classic in style with graphite-tinged black fruit. This is fresh and focused with impressive depth on the grippy finish. The Cazes family crafted a solid, what you might call dependable Lynch Bages that might eschew the glitz, but will cruise along nicely for a couple of decades. (NM)
Very solid, with a super beam of dark currant, tobacco and iron pushed by charcoal, melted fig and cocoa notes. There's a nicely rounded feel, but also plenty of grip in reserve. (JM)
Bright red-ruby. Dark berries, redcurrant, licorice and mint on the nose. Sweet, tactile, chewy and rich, with a firm edge of acidity giving cut and definition to the flavors of crushed cherry, redcurrant, minerals and spices. The building tannins come across as smooth. An elegantly styled Pauillac with a firm spine of acids and tannins for aging. (ST) 90+
Very dense dark crimson with a hint of evolution at the rim. Extremely introvert -- not much nose for the moment though obviously very concentrated. Lots of acidity. Spark. This could be from the Latour stable? Velvety texture; minerally flavours. Pretty glossy and confident. Drink 2015 - 2028. (JR) 17.5/20 Points
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