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Lynch Bages 2008

Deep ruby with a tight rim. Classic Lynch Bages nose-cassis, lead-pencil, forest floor, cigar-box, minerality -very balanced. The palate profile follows the nose and has certain rigidity and tightness. Tannins are persistent. A structured, full-bodied Pauillac with a medium finish. The bottle is good, but not exceptional.

Comments and consistent and relatively high-scored:

94 points Wine Enthusiast

In the powerful style of Lynch-Bages, although perhaps less exuberant than usual. Instead the concentration comes from juicy fruit, which gives it a softer quality. Even so, it still has solid tannins, dense texture and always the promise of good aging. *Cellar Selection* (RV) (4/2011)

93 points Decanter

More concentrated and tannic than many of the other Pauillacs in this vintage, with powerful cassis fruits, notes of liquorice and still-chewy tannins, with cigar box and menthol starting to tunnel though. It could do with another few years, and it's built to go the decades. Accomplished and enjoyable. (JA) (1/2018)

93 points James Suckling

Lots of currant and lemon rind undertones. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Tight and linear but pretty and bright. Just opening now. (6/2016)


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