(From 2000 Vintage) Rich, sexy, silky and full in the mouth, with expressive flavors of black raspberry, game, smoke and truffle. Finishes with strong but suave tannins and excellent length.
(From 2010 Vintage) Dense, yes, but this is also a handsome wine that balances complex tannins with pure black currant fruits that shine. This biodynamic wine has a generous, full and rich feel, ripe with just a touch of restraint. The greatness of the wine shows in its purity with a deceptive simplicity that hides the final complex tannins and structure.
Wine & Spirits(From 2001 Vintage) International Wine Cellar - Stephen Tanzer (2004) - 90 February 2010
Wine Advocate(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: (89-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 146 on Apr-03
Wine Spectator(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 3/04
Robert Parker(From 2001 Vintage)
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2003 Vintage) This vintage, which may be a little uneven in Pomerol and St. Emilion, is going to rate as very good to excellent in Pauillac as it does in neighboring St. Julien. We taste Chateau Lynch-Bages at 88-90 points and rate its local peers even higher in this vintage with Pontet-Canet jumping out at 89-91 points and Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste in the same range.