Popular Wines

Popular Wines
As magical and enigmatic as the world of wine can be, it’s not always easy to find your way around. Every day, inexperienced wine enthusiasts try to explore new blends and end up with a shopping list that their budget simply cannot support. Every high-quality wine is a unique, important experience, one that opens a person’s taste palate to a whole new world of flavor and pleasure. Something primal awakens within, urging you to find new and more compelling aromas and textures. But with so much to choose from, where do you begin?

When it comes to wine, popular blends are relatively common for a reason. They serve as an excellent entry point into the world of fine wine, and studying them lets you understand more obscure, complicated wines out there. A collection has to start somewhere, and these blends are often easier to get and help you develop your taste. Imagine bonding with your friends and family over a brand you’re all familiar with and able to appreciate to its fullest. Good wine offers something new, yet vaguely familiar with each glass, as your mouth picks up on subtleties in the liquid that tempt you further and inspire thought and introspection, uncorking new conversation topics and improving the mood no matter the situation.

If you’re looking for safe picks, you want to set your sights on quality brands from Italy, France, and Spain. A glass of sultry Sangiovese or Trebbiano Toscano can liven up a family meal and impress even the stuffiest guests while being a perfect partner to any traditional Italian dish you can think of. One taste of a Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay is enough to let France stand out as a breeding ground of divine, elegant elixirs that can fit the taste of any enthusiast. Meanwhile, Spain offers powerful blends such as Garnacha, Bobal, or Tempranillo, helping you create memorable moments out of even the most ordinary evening. And this is only scratching the surface.

Our goal is to introduce you to popular, tested brands the same way we would introduce you to a potential soulmate. With the right mood and some good timing, you can develop a healthy, pleasurable relationship with wine that lasts a lifetime.

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  1. 1982 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    1982 Lynch Bages
    95
    JS
    This shows intense aromas of mint, lead pencil and currants that follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a finish with tension and freshness. Drink now.James Suckli..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $670.00
  2. 1986 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    1986 Lynch Bages
    94
    RP
    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 wi..." Learn More
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    As low as $570.00
  3. 1989 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    1989 Lynch Bages
    99+
    RP
    The 1989 has taken forever to shed its formidable tannins, but what a great vintage of Lynch Bages! I would rank it at the top of the pyramid although the 1990, 2000, and down the ..." Learn More
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    As low as $599.00
  4. 1990 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    1990 Lynch Bages
    99
    RP
    This magnificent Lynch Bages has been drinking well since the day it was released and it continues to go from strength to strength. The biggest, richest, fullest-bodied Lynch Bages..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    6L
    As low as $649.00
  5. 1994 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    1994 Lynch Bages
    ..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $190.00
  6. 1995 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    1995 Lynch Bages
    94
    WS
    A wine that continues to improve with age. Shows loads of ripe plum, almost prune, with hints of vanilla and mineral. Full, chewy and tight. Still needs time.--Lynch-Bages non-blin..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    As low as $289.00
  7. 1996 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    1996 Lynch Bages
    95
    DEC
    Deep plum in colour, holding its Pauillac character perfectly at 25 years old, opening up to show cedar, pencil shavings, tobacco, graphite, cassis and touches of raspberry pur&eac..." Learn More
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    As low as $255.00
  8. 1999 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    1999 Lynch Bages
    90
    RP
    A charming, lush, round, generous Lynch Bages, the 1999 offers plenty of sweet black currant fruit, damp earth, licorice, cedarwood and spicy herb-like characteristics. Medium-bodi..." Learn More
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    As low as $220.00
  9. 2000 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    2000 Lynch Bages
    97
    RP
    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 th..." Learn More
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    As low as $205.00
  10. 2002 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    2002 Lynch Bages
    91
    WS
    This was not at the tasting, but it is outstanding. A blind tasting for the magazine late in 2004 resulted in this note and score: Aromas of currant bush, berries and sweet tobacco..." Learn More
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    As low as $160.00
  11. 2003 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    2003 Lynch Bages
    94
    JS
    Pretty, clean, and perfumed, with a milk chocolate and berry character. Full bodied, with round and velvety tannins and a long finish. Polished and very beautiful, caressing. Pull ..." Learn More
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    As low as $219.00
  12. 2005 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    2005 Lynch Bages
    96
    JS
    A meaty and decadent Lynch with very ripe currant aromas on the nose. Full body, velvety-textured tannins and a powerful finish. It shows so much structure and fruit yet remains po..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    6L
    As low as $249.00
  13. 2006 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    2006 Lynch Bages
    94
    DEC
    Slowly and confidently inching towards its drinking window, but needs another three to five years before it gets there. Deep plush fruit with tight liquorice root and menthol edgin..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    3L
    As low as $179.00
  14. 2007 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    2007 Lynch Bages
    93
    WE
    Rich, impressively ripe fruit, the fruit dense and black, with juicy black plum flavors followed by dusty tannins. The wine is chunky, powerful for the year, the dryness smoothed b..." Learn More
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    As low as $165.00
  15. 2008 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    2008 Lynch Bages
    94
    JD
    The 2008 Lynch Bages is brilliant stuff as well as a textbook Pauillac. Revealing a still youthful ruby/purple color as well as impressive notes of graphite, cedar pencil, cassis, ..." Learn More
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    As low as $189.00
  16. 2009 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    2009 Lynch Bages
    98
    RP
    Performing even better from bottle than it did from barrel, this appears to be the finest Lynch Bages since the 2000, 1990 and 1989. According to the chateau, the 2009 has the high..." Learn More
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    6L
    3L
    As low as $165.00
  17. 2010 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    2010 Lynch Bages
    98
    JS
    A wine with great beauty and finesse. Such elegance and ethereal quality for this estate. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a juicy delicious finish. Long and beautiful. This ..." Learn More
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    As low as $235.00
  18. 2012 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    2012 Lynch Bages
    94
    WE
    The wine is very dry, layered tannins giving a major sense of structure. It will always have this dry, dense character, very firm, solid and powerful.Wine Enthusiast | 94 WEAromas ..." Learn More
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    As low as $190.00
  19. 2013 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    2013 Lynch Bages
    94
    WE
    Ripe and showing the typical generosity of this château, this bold, round wine is powered by rich berry and damson fruit flavors. It is juicy and perfumed, while the tannic s..." Learn More
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    As low as $75.00
  20. 2014 echo de lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    2014 Echo de Lynch Bages
    92
    JS
    Aromas of currants and fresh herbs. Medium to full body, a soft and juicy texture and a long finish. Juicy yet tight. Excellent second wine. Better in 2020.James Suckling | 92 JSTh..." Learn More
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    As low as $65.00
  21. 2014 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    2014 Lynch Bages
    96
    JS
    Aromas of currants, blackberries and blackcurrants with hints of chocolate and spices. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Juicy and muscular wine. N..." Learn More
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    As low as $145.00
  22. 2015 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    2015 Lynch Bages
    96
    AG
    One of the finest Pauillacs of 2015, Lynch-Bages is rich, racy and voluptuous. A rush of dark red and purplish stone fruit, mint, new leather, spice and blood orange give the 2015 ..." Learn More
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    As low as $230.00
  23. 2016 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    2016 Lynch Bages
    97+
    RP
    Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Lynch Bages comes charging out of the gate with pronounced cassis, chocolate-covered cherries, mulberries and menthol notions, backed up by sce..." Learn More
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    As low as $190.00
  24. 2017 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    2017 Lynch Bages
    95
    DEC
    Another wine that is packed with Pauillac signature; one where you feel the tightness and the bristle of the tannins. They have done a great job of carefully extracting the tannins..." Learn More
    Formats Available:
    3L
    As low as $550.00
  25. 2018 lynch bages Bordeaux Red
    2018 Lynch Bages
    98+
    JD
    One of the finest vintages I've ever tasted from this address, the 2018 Château Lynch-Bages has everything you look for in a great wine: incredible aromatics, richness withou..." Learn More
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    6L
    3L
    As low as $165.00
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