(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.
International Wine Cellar(2006 Vintage) Deep ruby-red. Deeply pitched aromas of inky cassis, licorice, mocha and smoky, nutty oak. Fairly large-scaled and layered but dominated by its acid/tannin spine in the early going, displaying firm, coolish flavors of black plum, licorice and graphite. The lingering finish features substantial but ripe tannins. Give this at least a few years of cellaring before pulling the cork.
Wine Spectator(2006 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2009
Robert Parker(2006 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/01/2011
Robert Parker(2008 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 08/11/2011
Wine Spectator(1989 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 2/05