2000 Lynch Bages

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Average critic rating : 95.75 points



Beginning to open magnificently, the still dense purple-colored 2000 reveals a blossoming bouquet of blackberries, cassis, graphite and pen ink. Full-bodied with velvety tannins that have resolved themselves beautifully over the last eleven years, this wine is still an adolescent, but it exhibits admirable purity, texture, mouthfeel and power combined with elegance. One of the all-time great examples of Lynch Bages, the 2000 is just beginning to drink well yet promises to last for another 20-25+ years. Wine Advocate.August, 2011



Ex-cellar bottle tasted blind at the Lynch Bages vertical. A supremely well-defined nose with notes of macerated black cherries, cedar, dates, wild strawberry and pencil lead. Very opulent, almost voluptuous and yet still somehow, statesmanlike and regal. The palate is medium-bodied, powerful, firm think chewy tannins, touches of liquorice, very sweet and heady. Lovely wine, though not the breeding of the 1989 although a double magnum poured after the tasting is simply stunning in terms of its precocious fruit, its brashness and joie-de-vivre. Just a touch of volatility but utterly delicious and a double magnum was even more enthralling (98) Drink now-2025+ Tasted September 2009. Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com



This is a superstructured wine with loads of plum, blackberry and licorice. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Gorgeous. Tight. Needs time.--Lynch-Bages non-blind vertical. Best after 2010. 35,000 cases made. James Suckling, Winespectator.com



Very dark ruby with some evolution. Toasty and appetising. Very appealing subtlety and complexity on the nose though on the palate it is clearly not as ripe as some. Maybe higher yields? An attractive drink but far from intense. Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com

Big and solid. Wonderful ripeness and balance. Good weight, tannins and acidity. Delicious. Drink 5-10 years. 5 Stars, Decanter.com

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Lynch Bages 2000
+£1,372.00     (+222.01%) Latest price:  £1,990.00
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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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