Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac [Pre-arrival] 2018
JS96-97: A tight and very focused young red with redcurrant, tile and blackberry undertones. Lead pencil, too. It’s full-bodied with very polished, creamy tannins and lots of intense dark fruit. Compact fruit and tannins. Structured.
VM96-98: The 2019 Lynch Bages is stunning. Rich, ample and dramatic, the 2019 possesses tremendous richness and an intensity that builds all the way through to the finish. Inky red and purplish fruit, new leather, cedar and blueberry are all pushed forward here. Vibrant and expansive from the very first taste, with tremendous saline energy backing it all up, Lynch Bages is pure magic in 2019. Wow. Don't miss it!
JD96-98: The 2019 Château Lynch-Bages is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that's still resting in 75% new French oak. Offering blockbuster notes of crème de cassis, burning embers, violets, graphite, and liquid rock-like minerality, it shows the more elegant style of the vintage on the palate yet builds with air, revealing incredible concentration and depth of fruit, loads of tannins, and a mammoth-sized finish. This classic Lynch-Bages will take a decade to hit maturity but will keep for 50-60 years or more. It's not for the drink me now crowd.