Bordeaux Red

Chateau Lynch-Bages 1990

Bottle Size: 750 ml

Rating: RP 99, VN 96, WS 94, ST 93, JR 18.5/20

Year: 1990

1 in stock

TASTING NOTES

Drinking well since the day it was released and it continues to go from strength to strength. Exhibits an unbelievably explosive nose of black currants, cedarwood, herbs and spice. The majestic, classically Bordeaux aromatics are followed by a full-bodied, voluptuously textured, rich, intense wine with superb purity as well as thrilling levels of fruit, glycerin and sweetness. 

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate.

The towering Pauillac it has always been, A riveting, graphite-infused bouquet that is brilliantly defined, very focused and sharp as a razor-blade. Poured directly against the 1990 Lafite-Rothschild, this Fifth Growth beats it hands down. The palate is very well structured; this is an aristocratic Lynch-Bages with impressive grip after 28 years. There is a symmetry underpinning this wine, a sense of energy undiminished by the passing years, that makes this 1990 Lynch-Bages so compelling. Just awesome. 

Neal Martin, Vinous.

Aromas of tar, currant and berries follow through to a full-bodied palate, with silky tannins and a long, long finish. 

Wine Spectator.

Dark ruby-red with a garnet edge. Initially inexpressive nose opens with aeration to reveal aromas of red fruits, flowers, tar and minerals. Sweet on entry, with flavors of red cherry syrup, vanilla and milk chocolate, then develops a delicate animal nuance with air. The long finish features persistent notes of tobacco and kirsch. Typically seductive Lynch-Bages, and quite opulent in texture. 

I.D., Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar.

Dark blackish ruby. Both sweet and lively - fresher than many 1990s are tasting in 2015. Very racy and vivacious still. Rich but with a light sensation of iron.

Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com


Collections: Bordeaux Red

Category: 1990, 750 ml



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