(From 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.
(From 1989 Vintage) Full, saturated ruby-red. Intriguing nose melds cassis, shoe polish, iodine and mint, along with a faint sweaty quality. Thick, sweet and large but a bit blocky and inelegant. Still quite young and bo...
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.