257 Ratings
Château Lynch‑Bages Pauillac 5ème Grand Cru Classé
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Wine Details


Red Blend





Winemaker's Notes

(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...

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    drank 3/4/16. This wine is singing now. Wine of the weekend. Classic Pauillac, fully resolved tannins, velvety smooth, super elegant wine really showcasing terroir. Wow!

    3 months
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    almost 3 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    73% Cabernet Sauvignon; 15% Merlot; 10% Cabernet Franc; 2% Petit Verdot. Well-defined, ripe-currant fruit is the constant theme of this well-extracted young Pauillac, and, while showing plenty of fruity muscle and mass, the wine sports a fine sense of polish and suppleness without the sinewy toughness displayed by many of its mates. It is a complete and compelling claret with years of improvement ahead.
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2009
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/01/2011