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1985 Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac

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$210.00

Ratings

IWC 94
WA 92
WS 95

Product Overview

Wine Details

Bottle Size 750ml
Vintage 1985
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Producer Chateau Lynch Bages
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pauillac
Color Red
Future Arrival No
Country France
Featured Product No
Price $210.00

International Wine Cellarage (IWC) Review

IWC 94
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.

Wine Advocate (WA) Review

WA 92
The 1985 has been totally disarming, seductive, and sexy since birth. Its corpulence, medium to full-bodied personality, low acidity, attractive silkiness, and copious quantities of herb-tinged cassis fruit have always made this wine a winner. It is beginning to display a few signs that it is at its peak of maturity and will not get any better. In fact, it might be best consumed over the next 5-10 years. As it sat in the glass, the 1985 faded more than any other vintage, but its immense up-front pleasure cannot be denied. This is a wine to decant right before serving, and not to linger over. It is a beautiful, elegant style of Lynch Bages. It is sure to please both connoisseurs and neophytes.-Robert Parker

Wine Spectactor (WS) Review

WS 95
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.-JS
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