Chateau Lynch-Bages 1996

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Parker : 91 / 100
Wine Spectator : 89-92 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 1996 Lynch Bages has a delightful fresh, minty bouquet that does not quite deliver the complexity of recent vintages, nicely perfumed with hints of wilted rose petal developing with time. The palate is well balanced with a fine line of acidity, fresh from the start with blackcurrant pastilles, a touch of tobacco with a tightly coiled, minerally, slightly sharp finish that perhaps just needs a little more depth. I appreciate that lingering pencil lead note on the aftertaste, completing a solid if unspectacular Lynch Bages. It's the kind of Pauillac I would grab from a restaurant list at the right price. A point. Tasted July 2016.
BordeauxPauillac
Wine Spectator
89-92

Alcohol
13

Environment
Conventional farming

J. Robinson
17

R. Gabriel
19

Dessert wine
No

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Medoc

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pauillac

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Lynch-Bages

Classification
Fifth Growth

Parker
91

Allergens
Contains sulfites