Ratings & Tasting Notes:
95 points Wine Spectator
Complex aromas of dark chocolate, currant and cigar box. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a mouth-puckering finish. Still very concentrated and chewy. Finishes with loads of ripe fruits, tobacco and cedar. Big and juicy wine. *#10 on the Top 100 Wines of 1991* (JS, Web-2009)
92 points Wine Advocate
One of the big surprises is how delicious this wine has turned out. It is a beautiful, classic claret. Dark ruby-colored with purple hues, it reveals aromas of dried herbs, smoke, leather, grilled meats, and copious black cherry and currant fruit. (RP) (6/2000)
91 points Vinous
The 1988 Lynch Bages is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc, plus 2% Petit Verdot that was picked at the beginning of October. It has a clean fresh bouquet with ample pure blackberry and raspberry notes, touches of graphite and tobacco, vibrant and very satisfying. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grain tannin, crisp acidity, a little meatiness and cedar creeping in towards the finish and long and fresh from start to finish. This is a fine Lynch Bages from a period when Jean-Michel Cazes seemed to do no wrong. This would be one of my picks from the vintage given its market price. Tasted at the château. (NM) (5/2018)
Stored on it’s side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.
Please note: The bottle shown is the exact item you will receive. Photographs have been taken from different angles in order to exhibit the exact item condition.