(2011 Vintage) Daring, innovative and with a reputation for often being the last to harvest, Jean-Charles Cazes defined the style of Lynch-Bages in the 1930's. The wine's distinctive character has earned it a place amongst Pauillac's greatest. It combines structure, finesse and elegance, offering generous aromas in its youth and developing deeper complexities with bottle age.
To my great disappointment, the bottle i opened in August 2011 was well past its prime. Since I was unable to taste it at its best, I will reserve judgment and only caution others that if you have an '85 Lynch-Bages at home, open it soon - it's probably already too late.
Robert Parker(1989 Vintage)
Wine Advocate(1989 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 6/00
Wine Spectator(1989 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 2/05
Robert Parker(2008 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/11/2011
Robert Parker(2006 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/01/2011