Château Lynch-Bages Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

Ratings on Delectable

Lee Pitofsky Delectable Pro

Silky and smooth with still ripe black currants and blackberries leading to leather and hints of green herbs with terrific length. Less “green” than some other vintages I’ve had. More clean.

Silky and smooth with still ripe black currants and blackberries leading to leather and hints of green herbs with terrific length. Less “green” than some other vintages I’ve had. More clean.

9.5

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Steak, Frites & Claret. I am in heaven this New Year’s Eve. While 03 was a very warm & ripe vintage; which will drink well younger, this still needs 5-8 years. The nose still shows a fair amount of earth & some funk even after an hour & half in the the decanter. Sour dark cherries, ripe blackberries, black plum, roasted strawberries, raspberries haunt the background, light vanilla & cinnamon, light, soft, spice, black cherry cola/licorice, light volcanic minerals, dry stones, rich turned earth, black tea, anise, dark fresh florals with a hint of violets. The body is medium, lush and beautiful. Tannins have baby teeth. Sour & sweet dark cherries, ripe blackberries, black plum, roasted strawberries, blueberries, raspberries haunt the background, light vanilla & cinnamon, light, soft, spice, black cherry cola/licorice, light volcanic minerals, dry stones, rich turned dark earth, dry crushed rock, hints of graphite, cigar tobacco, used leather, black tea, anise, dark fresh florals with a hint of violets. The acidity is round and near perfect. The length, structure, tension and balance are all in good company. The finish is long & beautiful with nice balance, but just a shade more earthiness on the long set. Here a little trivia for your next game of “Wine Trivial Pursuit.” What was the first wine brought into space? In 1985, the 75 Lynch Bages was brought into space by a Frenchmen. Of course, right? I wonder if that drove up the bottle price? I think Lynch Bages is still currently closed for visits as it’s under renovation. They are making serious improvements to their facilities. Should you ever visit, make your appointment either side of lunch and eat at their Bistro...Cafe Lavinal. It’s very good, close and owned by Lynch Bages. Library vintages of Lynch Bages are available by the glass. It’s a very short walk from the Chateau. They also have great accommodations in walking distance, the Cordeillan Bages. The hotel is very nice and has a two star Michelin Restaurant. One of our favorite meals ever! Wish you all peace, success and many nice bottles in 2018!!! Happy New Year!

Steak, Frites & Claret. I am in heaven this New Year’s Eve. While 03 was a very warm & ripe vintage; which will drink well younger, this still needs 5-8 years. The nose still shows a fair amount of earth & some funk even after an hour & half in the the decanter. Sour dark cherries, ripe blackberries, black plum, roasted strawberries, raspberries haunt the background, light vanilla & cinnamon, light, soft, spice, black cherry cola/licorice, light volcanic minerals, dry stones, rich turned earth, black tea, anise, dark fresh florals with a hint of violets. The body is medium, lush and beautiful. Tannins have baby teeth. Sour & sweet dark cherries, ripe blackberries, black plum, roasted strawberries, blueberries, raspberries haunt the background, light vanilla & cinnamon, light, soft, spice, black cherry cola/licorice, light volcanic minerals, dry stones, rich turned dark earth, dry crushed rock, hints of graphite, cigar tobacco, used leather, black tea, anise, dark fresh florals with a hint of violets. The acidity is round and near perfect. The length, structure, tension and balance are all in good company. The finish is long & beautiful with nice balance, but just a shade more earthiness on the long set. Here a little trivia for your next game of “Wine Trivial Pursuit.” What was the first wine brought into space? In 1985, the 75 Lynch Bages was brought into space by a Frenchmen. Of course, right? I wonder if that drove up the bottle price? I think Lynch Bages is still currently closed for visits as it’s under renovation. They are making serious improvements to their facilities. Should you ever visit, make your appointment either side of lunch and eat at their Bistro...Cafe Lavinal. It’s very good, close and owned by Lynch Bages. Library vintages of Lynch Bages are available by the glass. It’s a very short walk from the Chateau. They also have great accommodations in walking distance, the Cordeillan Bages. The hotel is very nice and has a two star Michelin Restaurant. One of our favorite meals ever! Wish you all peace, success and many nice bottles in 2018!!! Happy New Year!

9.3

Jason Chang Delectable Pro

Proprietor NINE SUNS Winery, HOUYI Vineyard

My fav BDX

My fav BDX

9.5

Jason Heller Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier

Showing the vintage, like a really good super Tuscan.

Showing the vintage, like a really good super Tuscan.

8.9

Kevin Ortzman Delectable Pro

Wet root/bark on the nose and well balanced

Wet root/bark on the nose and well balanced

9.0

Kevin Arndt Delectable Pro

Specialist Grand Vin Colorado

2003 shows the ripeness but has great structure still has 8-10 years of life. Big tannins but fruit to manage.

2003 shows the ripeness but has great structure still has 8-10 years of life. Big tannins but fruit to manage.

9.3

Nik Darlington Delectable Pro

Jolly tasty, different, potent and alive

Jolly tasty, different, potent and alive

8.8

Susan Lin Delectable Pro

Business Development Belmont Wine Exchange, WSET Diploma candidate

(2003 vintage) Very smooth and elegant with excellent harmony of gaminess, griotte cherry, menthol, tobacco, and earth. Smooth yet earthy, wonderfully proportioned. The meatiness complemented the beef tenderloin, while the fruit both enhanced and was brought out by the slight sweetness of the au jus.

(2003 vintage) Very smooth and elegant with excellent harmony of gaminess, griotte cherry, menthol, tobacco, and earth. Smooth yet earthy, wonderfully proportioned. The meatiness complemented the beef tenderloin, while the fruit both enhanced and was brought out by the slight sweetness of the au jus.

9.0

Pam Starr Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Crocker & Starr Wines

Pretty good for a hot year

Pretty good for a hot year

8.5

Ollie Margan Delectable Pro

Corked

Corked

6.7

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