1985 Lynch Bages

- 750 ml
96
RP-NM
Availability: Out of Stock
$249.00
Availability: Out of stock
Product ID
13007-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

Tasted several times and each time an awesome nose of blackberry, burnt toast, dried blood all with stunning definition. Just soars out of the glass. The palate is full-bodied, beautifully balanced with nigh on perfect acidity. So fresh and vibrant, powerful yet in some ways reserved and keeping something back. Notes of tar, cedar and a little pain grille. I still maintain that this is one of the best Bordeaux wines of the 1980's, as evinced by the numerous times I have tasted this. Drink now...

Neal Martin (eRobertParker.com) | 96 RP-NM
I have had great and less great bottles of this vintage over the years. The 1985 was the magazine's Wine of the Year in 1988. Today it shows loads of fruit, with blackberry, licorice and fresh herb character. Full, round and velvety. Long and delicious.--Lynch-Bages non-blind vertical. Drink now.

Wine Spectator | 95 WS
Full red-ruby. Great nose combines plum syrup, leather, truffle, spices and a faint herbaceous element. Juicy and very intensely flavored; not particularly complex but offers compelling inner-mouth perfume all the same. Finishes very long and bright, with lovely penetration and horizontal tannins. This wine had the misfortune of following the Lafite and Latour flights in the tasting; while it lacks the class of the first growths, it boasts sneaky intensity. Drink now through 2015.

Vinous Media | 94 VM

Sokolin 1985 Lynch Bages Tasting Notes:

When you're asked to describe a certain wine, you probably focus on the taste. Maybe remember what it smelled like, so you mention the aromas as well. But no one pays attention to the sound. Pour two glasses of the 1985 Lynch Bages and you'll understand. That special moment when two souls meet, when they gaze into each other's eyes and they gently clink their glasses - that sound is a secret promise of forever.

Forever is how long the 1985 Lynch Bages may last for. It will still be enjoyably drinkable in the next decade or so and you don't need to hurry. This kind of treasure, with such splendor and style, shows amazing elegance and even more powerful with some air. It only helps bring out the wonderful density and texture, as well as the sweet, spellbinding nose of cedar and blackberry.
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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 1985
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Lynch Bages: Centuries of history, along with a burning passion for viticultural excellence has put Lynch Bages in a very desirable spot on today's market. Collectors and wine enthusiasts around the world all wish they could add a bottle or two of classic Lynch-Bages to their precious cellars. It only takes one sip to convince even the most stubborn non-believers. Whether you enjoy the alluring cocktail of crème de cassis, potent dark fruit, smokey tobacco, and earth in their reds, or the wonderfully succulent Granny Smith apples, refreshing citrus and honeysuckle in their whites, you will not leave disappointed. This is a level of quality that can inspire someone to chase after wines for the rest of their life, while effortlessly seducing your intellect and your tastebuds.
Rating 96 RP-NM
Region Bordeaux: Even among the greatest and most reputable wine regions on the planet, Bordeaux stands above the rest. The winemakers of this region have a single-minded dedication to the fine art of viticulture and their efforts never fail to show. If you consider yourself a fine wine enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to visit Bordeaux - life changing. Whether you wish to drink some inspirational and gripping wine as soon as possible, or you want to add some masterpieces to your collection, no region on Earth is a more obvious choice. The noble and beautiful Garonne and Dordogne rivers surge through southwestern France, enriching the soil in a way very few other places can boast. The limestone-based earth is rich in calcium, and the almost oceanic climate conditions give the staple Bordeaux grape varietals vigor and flavor like nowhere else. For their illustrious reds, Bordeaux winemakers rely on a proven combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Meanwhile, a sip of their excellent white wine hints at the use of Semillon, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc.Each of these varietals carries a unique identity, making every quality wine a character piece to rival Citizen Kane. It can be incredibly hard to choose only a few wines to collect for your cellar!
Type of Wine Bordeaux Red: Picture in your mind a combination of cedar, lead pencil, blackcurrant, plum and mineral aromatics, and texture that caresses your palate like a playful lover. The experience is thrilling from the first whiff to the final seconds of a tannic, generous finish - that is what you'll get from a Bordeaux Red
OWC No
Varietal Bordeaux Blend: Since its birth in France, the art of Bordeaux-inspired blends has been brought to regions like California, and Washington, where New World visionaries add their own unique spin to the formula, creating mouth-watering tributes to Bordeaux's viticultural greatness. Today, with a compelling cultural mixture, sampling Bordeaux blends is more excited than ever.
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