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1981 Lynch-Bages Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Pauillac - Red - Fifth Growth

France - Bordeaux - Pauillac

Red Bordeaux Blend - Fifth Growth
Producer Notes

Located just outside the town of Pauillac, Chateau Lynch Bages is famous for its Cabernet-based wines, which typify the best of the appellation. The estate is classified as one of eighteen Fifth Growths from the official 1855 classification; many experts, though, would argue that its quality merits it a place among the Second Growths. Typical Lynch-Bages reveals a wonderful bouquet, rich tannins,... More »

Score
93
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Drink Dates
VF: 1991-2006
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 10098
Author Zarm
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 87.844%
Tasted On 12/26/2012

Mature. Mineral, Stoney, black-red fruit. Dusty, aged graphite and leather aromas. Strong intense fruit left. Great balance and aromas left.

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Author Elsen
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 91.304%
Tasted On 09/15/2012

Lynch Bages é um dos meus vinhos favoritos. Do Rodrigo tbém, apesar de sua paixão pelo Rauzan Segla. Ele foi 90 pontos da WS e recebeu o seguinte comentário do Parker: "After a period in the late seventies where Lynch-Bages seemed to be taking suppleness in winemaking too far, I detected with the 1981 a partial return to the very rich, robust, ripe, huge extract style of the great Lynch-Bages wines like the 1970, 1962, and 1961. Certainly the monumental 1982 and excellent 1983 will eclipse the 1981 in stature, but this wine is quite good, and the best Lynch-Bages since 1975. Very dark ruby, with a strong, aggressive bouquet of black currants, cedar, and new oak, this ripe wine has surprising density on the palate, with plenty of tannin. The 1981 shows lots of gutsy character."

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Author Justin G
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.368%
Tasted On 11/29/2009

Deep ruby color with slight bricking on the edge. Intense earthy nose with notes of leather, mushroom and cassis. A fair amount of fruit left, becoming more apparent over the next hour. Perfectly balanced and velvety on palate with soft, mature tannins and just enough acidity. Lingering finish of tobacco that makes me smile. I have to say this '81 (patchy vintage) is aged to perfection!

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