1986 Lynch Bages

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£151.00 DP

Average critic rating : 92.0 points



The 1986 is finally emerging from the dormant stage that many of the wines from this vintage (especially the Medocs) have been going through. It is a full-bodied, still backward wine that will appeal to classicists and old line traditionalists given its firm structure and austere tannins. Nevertheless, the color is a healthy deep garnet and the wine exhibits wonderful freshness along with notes of underbrush, damp earth, black currants, cedar and new saddle leather. Well-balanced with good depth, medium to full body, and a tannic (although not excessively so) finish, this may not be the most finesse-styled, elegant Lynch Bages ever produced, but it is an interesting Pauillac that will benefit from another 3-4 years of cellaring. While it may never hit the peaks achieved by great Lynch Bages vintages, it will be one of those rare wines that will last 40+ years. Wine Advocate.August, 2011



Dark in color, with intense aromas of ripe black cherry, cedar and light herbs. Medium- to full-bodied, with firm tannins and a medium finish. A bit lean today, but there's lots going on here.--Lynch-Bages non-blind vertical. Drink now. James Suckling,Wine Spectator 2007

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Château Lynch-Bages is one of the most important châteaux of Bordeaux, one of the leading estates of Pauillac, and one of the most reliable sources of fine claret in the region. Owned by the Cazes family since 1939, and classed as a cinquième grand cru, of fifth growth, in the 1855 classification, the quality here has been reliably excellent since the 1980s, and Lynch-Bages is well known in all wine markets for producing what some might call the epitome of Pauillac whatever the quality of the vintage.


The vineyard, which is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon (72%), Merlot (20%), Cabernet Franc (5%) and Petit Verdot (3%). A white wine, Blanc de Lynch-Bages, is made from a separate plot. About 3,000 cases of Blanc de Lynch-Bages each year: this is made up of 53% Sauvignon Blanc, 32% Sémillon and a relatively large proportion of Muscadelle at 15%.


The best vintages of Lynch-Bages in recent years would be the 2009 and 2010, and the excellent 2005 and 2006 vintages should not be overlooked. The best mature vintages of Lynch-Bages would be the brilliant duo of 1989 and 1990.

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